Have a look at different types of meat thermometers for chicken
There’s one thing that we can all agree on and that is that undercooked food is horrible! You can take all the steps possible to make sure that you have prepared your chicken, great marinade, excellent stuffing, superb seasoning, but it all comes down to the degree of the chicken’s doneness, which cannot be gauged without a meat thermometer. Undercooked chicken is not only vile to taste but it’s also a very serious health hazard. There are a lot of foodborne diseases, food poisoning among them, that can strike if your chicken is undercooked. The purpose of this section is to teach you how to avoid these situations and make sure that your chicken is delicious and safe.
Meat thermometers come in various types, there are oven-going meat thermometers and instant read-thermometers; the procedure for measuring the temperature of the chicken is different in both cases.
Oven going-meat thermometer
As the name suggests oven going-meat thermometer is the type that is positioned in the chicken and is put inside the oven with the chicken itself. In this position, the meat thermometer can keep a constant watch over the meat and will alert you when the pre-set temperature is achieved.
You can also elect not to keep the oven going-meat thermometer positioned in the chicken if that suits you better. This type of meat thermometer is extensively used for chicken, turkey, and roasts.
Here’s how you use it:
- Hang the meat thermometer inside the oven with the chicken and start to cook.
- Make sure that you keep a close eye on the meat thermometer’s temperature readings and look out for the desired temp range.
- Now it’s reached the desired temperature you can take the chicken out of the oven, it’s ready, delicious, and safe.
Instant-read thermometers come in different versions like the dial-instant-read thermometer and the digital-instant-read thermometer. Before practicing with your meat thermometer take note of the type of meat thermometer you’ve bought, and follow the instructions of each carefully.
Digital instant-read thermometers are not designed to be inside the meat while it cooks. The purpose of the instant-read thermometer is to “instantaneously” take the temperature and give you an idea as to how much cooking the chicken needs before it is impeccably cooked. These thermometers are different from oven-used thermometers as they are less complicated and cannot take the temperatures from in the oven. This means that the user has to use discretion to work out when the chicken is cooked, although this is not very difficult and not much effort is required to work this meat thermometer.
To do this we have to adopt some modern tec and make sure that we measure chicken temperatures mathematically (don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds). Using your meat thermometer is easy as long as you’re aware of the rudimentary concept of temperature measurement. Here we will detail (in steps) the best way to utilize your meat thermometer to serve the perfect chicken dinner.
Just follow the simple steps below
- Insert the meat thermometer half an inch into the chicken and gauge the temperature.
- Check the chicken temperature readings. When the temperature has been recorded, pull out the meat thermometer.
That’s it, nice and easy!
A dial instant-read thermometer is a traditional dial indicator with a heat-resistant lens. This meat thermometer measures and displays the value in an analog format with both Celsius and Fahrenheit scales displayed on the dial. Let’s have a look at the best way to use one of these.