All questions

what is a recommended meat thermometer - instant read?

asked by @sac1 over 3 years ago
6 answers 1327 views
78596b59-0833-48ef-9149-d1dc00c9b59b--girl_dog
added over 3 years ago

Love my Polder digital cooking timer/ thermometer - would highly recommend !

153e100a-284f-4c64-a3cc-72ac1de69d2d--zester_003
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 3 years ago

Most "instant reads" don't give you an instant read. It can take maybe 20 seconds. That's not instant. I go with the Thermapen which will give you an accurate read in 2 to 3 seconds. They're expensive at about $99 but they are the best. You can buy them through King Arthur Flour or directly from the source.

5b7755f4-f84e-4738-be55-06b56e9c2553--dsc_0008-002
em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 3 years ago

The Thermapen is worth every penny!

B69e74f7-1a53-49bb-a601-cb90724b17dd--img_3633_copy_2_1
added over 3 years ago

I have to agree with pierino. I have been through a few thermometers and finally broke down and bought the Thermapen. I am happy I did!

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar
added over 3 years ago

Jumping on the Thermapen bandwagon. In addition to the speed and accuracy, I like the bulkiness of the handle -- much easier to hold with an oven mitt, and the read out is much larger than any of the others I've used. I hesitated for a couple of years because of the price, but I'm with em-i-lis. Worth every penny.

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar
added over 3 years ago

Go to Cooks Illustrated.com. They do exhaustive testing on everything related to cooking. I do recall that they did meat thermometers in the last year.