How to Use a Meat Thermometer

Food safety is key to enjoying grilled meats. Especially if you like rarer meats or cook a lot of poultry.  The guesswork out of eyeballing your meat to see if it’s done by using a digital meat thermometer.

1

Where to Put the Thermometer

2

Keep it in the Meat
Insert the thermometer into the meat for around 15 seconds up to the indicator mark on the device.

3

Steaks, Roasts and Other Thick Meats
Insert the tip into the thickest part or the center, away from bone and fat.

4

Ground Meat
Insert the thermometer into thickest area.

5

Thinner Slices of Meat
Place the tip in the meat sideways.

6

Poultry
Place it in breast area, but not touching bone.

Tip: Never touch the bones with your thermometer--it can alter the temperature, making the reading inaccurate.
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