How do you use a cooking thermometer?
How to use a food thermometer
- Insert into whole poultry and roasts at the beginning of the cooking time and leave there while cooking.
- Insert the thermometer in the center of the thickest portion without touching fat or bone.
- Check readings as the food cooks.
How do you check the temperature of a gas grill?
Some grill experts say you can tell the temperature by putting your hand 3 inches over the grill and counting until you have to remove your hand. High is 1-2 seconds 450°-600°, medium-high is 2-3 seconds 400°-450°.
What temperature must a food thermometer be accurate to?
Cook all poultry to a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook meat to higher temperatures. A food thermometer should also be used to ensure that cooked food is held at safe temperatures until served.