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Choosing and Using Thermometers

Checking Temperature of Turkey
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Some thermometers, like the one
here, have "test" marks on them
at 212 degrees F.

Thermometers are essential for food safety. When choosing an oven meat thermometer, look for an easy-to-read dial with a stainless-steel face and shatterproof lens. Check the thermometer for accuracy by submerging at least 2 inches of the stem in boiling water. It should read 212 degrees F. (or the boiling temperature of water at your altitude).

An instant-read thermometer, also known as a rapid-response thermometer, is designed to measure a wide range of temperatures, typically from 0 to 220 degrees F. It does not stay in food during cooking. When it's inserted in the food, the temperature should register in about 15 seconds.


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