Meat thermometer

Noob crutch? Or essential staple?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A quality instant read is pretty handy when ensuring food is cooked through without overcooking it. Qualities like color and texture aren't consistent; quantifiable measures like temperature are better for training new cooks as well as keeping experts in line. I'm a fan of oven-safe digitals, since they'll let you know when they reach a target temperature - they're especially useful during hectic holidays and family gatherings where you're getting sent every which way and are inclined to forget something somewhere.

    Tl;Dr: not strictly necessary, but helpful for consistency and safety.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    people went 18000 years since the last cataclysm without those
    my dad cringes whenever he sees me pull one out

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But they overcooked all their shit, no?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No. It’s pretty easy to cook meat. Red meat can be eaten raw if it’s fresh. Poultry you cook until the juice runs clear. Same with pork.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      people went 18000 years since the last cataclysm bashing holes in people's skulls because of mental issues
      I cringe when I see my son go to a psychiatrist.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got a pretty alright one for $25 or so, I don't use it that often since I can usually tell by look, but its great if I just want to double check or have my own doubts.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why guess? You can get your meat to the absolutely perfect temperature with certainty. I dont really get why an amateur cook wouldn't use one other than the cost of a good quality one

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i can appreciate it's potential use, but have never needed to use one personally whether it be grilling, baking, or pan frying meat. based on the type of meat and thickness of cut you just know when it's done after doing it enough times.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only use one if I'm cooking for other people. I'll eat that shit raw,

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would call an immersion circulator a crutch. A thermometer is just a tool for people who want more info than just ballpark.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What about for baked goods and candy and things? ATK has a video where they temp a potato.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    juices run clear is a lie. how much juice we talking here? i've cooked chicken to 165 and that fucker is still tinted pink in the middle

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are right, it’s a meme. Different chickens will have clear juices at different temps. Thermometer is by far the most reliable method

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you cook thigh to 165 it'll be slightly undercooked but safe to eat cuz dark meat

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >165
        >undercooked
        It's fucking charcoal anon.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only use that for deep frying

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought an "instant" meat thermometer at Harbor Freight and holy shit did that thing suck. It was even slower than my non-instant thermometer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. The only thing harbor freight is good for is hand tools, and even then it's only good enough. I use a Wohler industrial thermometer just because I had one laying around that I didn't use for anything else. But you can find good deals on amazon for quality thermometers, just don't fall for the trap of the same Chinese junk rebranded 100 times, look for reputable names and pay attention to the reviews.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Essential unless you've spent the last 10 years in a kitchen cooking 50+ steaks a day

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only when smoking, otherwise I don't need it

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the bare minimum without being 100% essential

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've never used one. I also made a lot of uncooked chicken and incorrectly temped steaks the first couple years of being on my own and learning to cook. Over time I learned and can go by rote now. I lean towards crutch, but hey some people have learning disabilities so it may be essential to them.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its helpful, don't let people tell you otherwise.
    >cook without it, meat ends up a little bit rare or too overcooked
    >retard family members complain
    >cook with it, cook meat perfectly to preferences, no complaints, everyone happy

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    never use them for myself, always use them for company. i'm not a fuckup, but i'll be damned before anyond gets sick from my food.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Crutch for abject shitters. You should never expose meat to heat for long enough to require one.
    >B-but muh roast!
    All meat, in every situation should be served blue.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      like your balls

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