Last reply 2 months ago
Cooking question – meat thermometers

I am a keen cook and Mrs S loves a Sunday roast. I hate overcooked meat. To date I have only ever used a circular dial thermometer for meat. My concern is cooking joints of beef/pork/lamb more accurately.

I have been told that the digital probes you can stick in and leave in a roast, with the monitor outside the oven, are the way forward. £20 or so on Amazon but I am interested to hear from others who may use them.

Presently I weigh and then go on Hugh FW’s guides in his book, Meat. Generally reliable but I wanted to move from approximate the precise.

Thank you.

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grandma
3 months ago

I don’t have a digital one but just a small knitting needle one that changes colour if the neat in the middle is the right termperature. Also use it for cakes, if it comes out sticky it’s not cooked?😍


mamawals
3 months ago

I use the digital type. It has a little wire that goes out of the oven to the digital part. I set it for whatever temperature I want and then it beeps when it reaches that temperature. Very convenient. I’ve used it for five or six years with no issues.


dominics
3 months ago

Thank you both.

@mamawals – is it a single probe? I never cook huge joints and wonder if that is the point of dual sensors.

@grandma – my brother, an excellent cook, tells me that the style like this (which I have but never use) is not very accurate. Which model do you use? As for cakes, I just stab a skewer in the fattest part to see if any sticks!


dvtrv
3 months ago

Apologies, seems I’ve stumbled across a cooking website. How peculiar


grandma
3 months ago

@dmtrv- on this site we try and help each other out with anything that helps mser keep going, it may be a meat thermometer or an exercise machine or a pill splinter et al. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!


grandma
3 months ago

Sorry fingers not working this morning should be @ dvtrv


dvtrv
3 months ago

@grandma

Was not aware.
That’s really good to know.


dominics
3 months ago

@dvtrv – life would be ever so dull if the *only* topic of conversation was MS 😉

Do you have any thoughts on digital thermometers?


dvtrv
3 months ago

@dominics

No I wouldn’t have a Scooby Doo I’m afraid.


mouse19
2 months ago

Digital thermometer is great as I found my mother in law was cooking her meat to the shoe leather can bearly chew it stage 🙄
Where as with the thermometer it’s safely cooked and tasty 😃 she is thrilled with hers and doesn’t get as stressed when cooking


dominics
2 months ago

@mose19 – thank you for that. I sense a tiny bit of self-interest regarding your jaw muscles 😉

Any idea of the brand or cost?


dominics
2 months ago

@mouse19 – even!


mouse19
2 months ago

Hi
You are not wrong 😂
I also value my teeth !
The one I have is a ETI Thermapen 3
At the moment they are £36 on Amazon


edgarleroy
2 months ago

Thermoworks.com has very good instruments. We use the Thermopop, Dot and Smoke. Amazingribs.com has good instructions.

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