Meat thermometers

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  1. johnbryanpeters

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    For years I used big clunky bimetal meat thermometers - they worked within reason, but were hard to clean without getting water inside the works.

    A couple of years ago I got a Taylor digital thermometer and liked it a lot better - easier to handle and presumably more accurate. I put it away turned on by mistake and the battery puked, ruining it, so I'm going to get another digital thermometer.

    Anybody got a favorite? Why?
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Meat thermometer? Interesting way to take your temperature.
     
  3. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker Turbo Monkey

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    I quit using them. After a while doneness is intuitive.
     
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  4. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    How the hell do you make a thermometer out of meat?
     
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  5. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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  6. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Thermapens work well.
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I have some cheap metal one. The only time I use it is when I'm making a whole chicken. Otherwise it's the eye test.
     
  8. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    There's no other way to say it:

    You only need to put the tip in 1/8" to get a reading.
     
  9. narlus

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    i don't use them for grilling, but for braising/roasting chicken they can come in handy at times.
     
  10. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    I don't really use it for grilling. Mainly smoking/roasting. Stuff where you want to make sure the inside is cooked enough.
     
  11. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    i eat my meat raw off the carcass.