Health Tip: Choosing a Food Thermometer
Here's a look at the different types
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Food thermometers are essential tools to help you cook food to the proper temperature, reducing your risk of foodborne illness.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers information about the different types of food thermometers:
- An oven-safe dial thermometer gives a reading within a minute or two when inserted about two inches into food. It's inserted at the start of cooking, and is best for deep casseroles or thicker meats, rather than thin dishes.
- An instant-read digital thermometer gives a reading in about 10 seconds, but isn't designed to be used while foods are cooking.
- An instant-read dial thermometer gives a reading within 20 seconds and is most appropriate for deep dishes. It isn't meant to be used during the entire cooking cycle.
- A pop-up internal thermometer often is inserted by the poultry producer, popping up when the food reaches the appropriate temperature.
- A fork/thermometer combination tool is useful for grilling. It should be inserted at least 1/4-inch into meat, and will give a reading in less than 10 seconds.
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