Keeping Your Family Safe with a Reliable Meat Thermometer

Meat Thermometer

Meat thermometers can do two things for you.  They can prevent you from overcooking and drying out your foods as well as prevent you from spending fortunes in medical expenses.

Government health regulations are very particular when it comes to foods being prepared at certain temperatures.  Those certain temperatures are set to ensure that no one eating the foods prepared is going to become ill from being undercooked.  It is especially important in facilities that prepare meals for numerous people.

But for you and your family it is just as important that because it is hitting home.  Using a meat thermometer is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that everyone is safe to eat the foods prepared in your home.

There are two types of thermometers that can be used.  One that you leave in the meat while cooking and the other you stick it in the meat and take an instant read temperature.

Some thermometers are digital, some have voice responses that speak to you and then there are those that will tell you the temperature with a hand remote from 300 feet away.  The gadgets of convenience are not nearly as important as the timely accuracy that you are really wanting.

Let’s take a look at several thermometers and discover which are best at giving you the quickest accurate readings.  As well you’ll want to know which thermometers can take a wide range reading.  Meaning, how well it does in going from 0 to 450 degrees.

We won’t compare prices because most meat thermometers are $30 or less.  If you find higher priced thermometers it will because it has added bells and whistles like, opening the oven door for you.  But remember, that’s not what’s important when it comes to being safe.

Thermometer Performance Reviews

Brand

Accuracy

Reading Time

Range

Overall Score Consumer Reports /100

Overall Score Amazon /5

Polder 360 Dual Probe

Excellent

Very Good

Excellent

92

3.1

Taylor Weekend Warrior 806

Very Good

Excellent

Excellent

84

3.6

AcuRite

00648

Good

Excellent

Excellent

72

2.6

Taylor Classic 1470

Very Good

Poor

Excellent

67

3.3

Maverick ET 64

Excellent

Very Good

Good

66

4.1

Polder THM-372

Excellent

Very Good

Good

65

3.4

Oxo 1051105

Excellent

Good

Good

64

1.5

Kitchen Aid SS

Very Good

Fair

Good

49

4.5

Taylor Connoisseur 501

Very Good

Poor

Good

25

4.2

There is wide range in the score variances and quite a difference in ratings between Consumers Reports and Amazon ratings. For your information the numbers from Consumers Reports comes from several rounds of testing, whereas the scoring system from Amazon is directly related to consumer feedback.

Some brands are instant check while others are leave in while cooking, but which type you choose is a matter of your preference. And that fact that some are digital and some aren’t, played no role in the ratings. That also is a matter of preference. Most importantly you now know which thermometers you are going to get the best readings from.

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