How many thermometers are there in your kitchen? Well equipped kitchens have several types of thermometers to insure food safety. While there are types of specialized thermometers, it isn’t necessary to spend lots of money. Having a few simple thermometers to monitor temperatures in your refrigerator, freezer, and for cooking food is all you need. Here are the basics:
- Even if your refrigerator and freezer have automatic temperature gauges, keep additional thermometers in both as a back-up. In the refrigerator, place the thermometer on the shelf.
- Use an instant-read thermometer to check end-point cooking temperatures. While it is necessary to remove items from the oven, instant-read thermometers are simple to use, inexpensive, and can be calibrated.
- Finally, be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your thermometer.