I received the Ultra Accurate Instant Read Digital Cooking Thermometer Perfect For Kitchen Or BBQ By Quick Temp, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.
I never used a food thermometer before and wanted to try one. I am one of those cooks, who use a knife to cut a hole in the middle of the chicken or fish to see if it's completely done. I love my food well-done and don't want to get sick.
The thermometer comes with a guide on the back of the packaging with the correct info. If you lose the packaging or your child throws the packaging away (like mine then), the temperature information can be found online.
Food Safety Temperatures(chart copied from http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html)
|Category||Food||Temperature (°F)||Rest Time|
|Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures||Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb||160||None|
|Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb||Steaks, roasts, chops||145||3 minutes|
|Poultry||Chicken & Turkey, whole||165||None|
|Poultry breasts, roasts||165||None|
|Poultry thighs, legs, wings||165||None|
|Duck & Goose||165||None|
|Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird)||165||None|
|Pork and Ham||Fresh pork||145||3 minutes|
|Fresh ham (raw)||145||3 minutes|
|Precooked ham (to reheat)||140||None|
|Eggs & Egg Dishes||Eggs||Cook until yolk and white are firm||None|
|Leftovers & Casseroles||Leftovers||165||None|
|Seafood||Fin Fish||145 or cook until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork.||None|
|Shrimp, lobster, and crabs||Cook until flesh is pearly and opaque.||None|
|Clams, oysters, and mussels||Cook until shells open during cooking.||None|
|Scallops||Cook until flesh is milky white or opaque and firm.||None|
The thermometer runs by batteries. When you are cooking, you insert the probe into the food. When the food reaches the right temperature, the food is done and you can safely eat the food.
You can purchase the thermometer, using the link above. The thermometer is prime-eligible.