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Chefstemp How To Get An Accurate Temperature Reading

How To Get An Accurate Temperature Reading

By Published On: November 5th, 2021Categories: Latest blogs0 Comments

Before using a food thermometer, read the manufacturer’s instructions. Read about how far to insert the thermometer in a food to get an accurate reading. Here are some simple steps to ensure you get an accurate temperature reading when using a food thermometer:

First confirm that the thermometer is accurate by using either ice water or boiling water. Your thermometer should read 32°F in ice water, and 212°F in boiling water at sea level.

Step 2: Calibrate it.

Calibration of a thermometer means ‘fine-tuning’ it to maintain its accuracy and precision. It is a process that ensures the thermometer takes the correct readings. Read the manufacturer’s instructions about how to adjust your thermometer, as needed, to ensure you get an accurate reading. You can calibrate your thermometer in Ice Bath or Boiling Point of Water.

Step 3: Place it properly. 

Placement is very important to get an accurate reading. Penetrate the food with the probe and place the very tip of the probe in the area where a temperature measurement is needed. When testing doneness in most foods, take readings at the very center of the thickest portion, this is because this will be coldest part of the food. For larger foods, take readings in several locations to verify the entire portion is done. Finally, make sure not to touch bone, fat or gristle.

For large food like chicken thigh, it can be difficult to place the tip of the probe in the thermal center. When using a thermometer such as a ChefsTemp Final Touch X10, push the probe tip past where you think the center of the thigh is. After this, slowly pull the probe out until the temperature drops on the display screen. Watch the temperature fall in ‘real time’, it will keep dropping until it reaches the thermal center of the thigh. Use this technique with all larger foods where the it is not clear where the thermal center is.

How to Temp a Chicken Thigh

Finding the Thermal Center

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1. Push the ChefsTemp Final Touch X10
past where you think the center of the chicken is.
2. Pull the ChefsTemp Final Touch X10 back
until the temperature drops. It will keep dropping
until it reaches the thermal center.
Chefstemp Temp a Chicken Thigh 01
Chefstemp Temp a Chicken Thigh 02

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