Whether you cook outside frequently or you enjoy cooking indoors, you need a remote meat thermometer. If you are like most home cooks, then you probably do not realize the benefits of using this small device. Many people only use one when it comes to cooking a turkey. Turkeys come with an analog one already attached that pops out when the internal temperature reaches the proper range for eating.
You have a few different options available, but choose one that works with your particular cooking style. The dual probe is a necessity for grilling because it features two sensors. The thermometer itself looks like a plain black box, but it has two silver probes wired on. You insert the probes into your meat and it registers the internal temperature on a digital instant read screen. This tool is especially helpful when it comes to large dishes, including ribs or whole chickens. Even though one area might be the right temperature, it might be raw on another area. A remote meat thermometer tells you when it is safe to pull the dish off the grill.
One of the biggest benefits to these devices is that you can literally set it and forget it. Some come with a wireless activator or alarm. You can set the device to a specific temperature, leave and it emits a beeping sound when it reaches that temperature. Those that cook ribs and other BBQ dishes know that low and slow is the best heat. You cannot stand around in front of the barbecue for hours, and if you keep opening the grill you risk the food never finishing. Poking the food with a fork to test it releases the natural juices and results in dryness. The alarm device informs you when your food is ready.
The remote device is fairly similar because it works with the settings that you pick. You decide on the internal temperature of the food and input that into the device. You can also use a remote electronic reader that registers the temperature inside the space around your food. This is a great way to test the temperature of your oven or outside barbecue, and ensure that it reaches the right temperature.
Eating raw or improperly cooked food is a health risk. When you serve that dish to your family, friends, neighbors and others in your home, you risk those people developing food poisoning. Even though parts of the dish are edible, those raw or uncooked areas can spread bacteria to other areas of the dish. The best way to keep those that eat your food safe is by ensuring that you cook your food properly.