Category Archives for "Meat Thermometer Advice"

How to Test a Meat Thermometer for Accuracy

Calibrating multiple meat thermometers in ice

When you are cooking you need to have tools and appliances you can trust. There is nothing worse than an oven or grill cooking hotter or colder than what the temperature gauge is displaying. The same thing goes for meat thermometers. I’ve seen firsthand what an inaccurate thermometer can do to ruin a $100 rib […]

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Smoked Beef Short Ribs Internal Temperature When Done

Smoked Beef Short Rib Done

Beef short ribs, when cooked properly, can rival any expensive steak in terms of succulent flavor. Short ribs are great when braised in liquid, but now my favorite way to prepare them is on the barbecue. If you’ve never prepared beef short ribs low and slow style on the barbecue you are in for a […]

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How to Read a Good Cook Meat Thermometer

Good Cook Classic Meat Thermometer

If you have ever tried to read a Good Cook Classic Meat Thermometer you’re probably wondering, what’s with the different types of meat labeled at the bottom of the dial? The bottom red row has beef, lamb and pork grouped together. The upper black row has poultry and ham as a group. Well, it is […]

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Where to Buy Digital Meat Thermometers

Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo Thermometer

Update: If you are looking to buy a digital meat thermometer and have more than 24 hours to purchase one, we’ve reviewed some high-quality, inexpensive ones from Amazon here. We’ve all been there. You have people coming over and you’re responsible for cooking a large piece of meat such as a beef roast. Part of that […]

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The Internal Temperature of a Turkey Burger When Done

Turkey Burger

Turkey Burgers have been gaining popularity in the last few years as a healthy alternative to fattier beef burgers. This lack of fat in the standard turkey burger also makes it very prone to drying out while cooking. This makes cooking turkey burgers extremely tricky. The difference between a moist delicious burger and a dried-up […]

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Frozen Shrimp Can Be Defrosted at What Water Temperature?

Defrosting Shrimp Cold Water

There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet about the fastest and safest way to thaw shrimp. You’ve probably read that frozen shrimp can be defrosted using running water, but at what temperature? Some sites say it’s ok to use warm water. Some say just throw them in the pan or in the […]

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What Is the Best Temperature to Cook Mahi Mahi?

Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi is a firm, lean and flavorful fish that can be prepared in many different ways. However, Mahi Mahi does not have a lot of fat and will dry out quickly if you aren’t paying attention. Even at some of the best restaurants in Hawaii, I’ve been served a dried-out piece of fish with […]

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At What Temperature are Chicken Thighs Done?

Chicken Thighs

Cooking bone-in chicken thighs can be intimidating. At what temperature are chicken thighs done exactly? Unlike chicken breasts,  chicken thighs contain more fat and proteins, making it difficult to know when chicken thighs are safe to eat. Are chicken thighs harder to cook than say, a chicken breast? Nope. According to the USDA, chicken should […]

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The Internal Temperature For Tri-Tip Steaks When Done

Tri-Tip Steaks

Tri-tip steaks are a great cut of beef that can be prepared in many different ways. But, they are generally larger than a typical steak. At what internal temperature are tri-tip steaks done? You can grill it, pan fry it, cut it into strips for stir fry, or in this case, cook it in the […]

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What Temperature is a Simmer on the Stove?

Simmering Liquid

Just think about it. How many times has a recipe instructed you to simmer something? And how many times do you find yourself heating your liquid on the stove to some random point below boiling and calling it good? I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say, I’m not quite sure at what temperature […]

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