Guide to Cooking Thermometers

Staff Writer
For meat, poultry, and fish, it's a good idea to have one of these useful tools on hand

 

 

Polder Original Cooking All-In-One Timer/Thermometer

Recommended by Alton Brown, this thermometer allows you to set the desired final cooking temperature or a timer. 

http://www.amazon.com/Polder-Original-Cooking-Timer-Thermometer/dp/B0000CF5MT

 

Taylor Elite Instant Read Dial Thermometer

A reliable and inexpensive tool, you can simply insert this to find the temperature. The main drawback is that you will have to open the oven door to insert it and check which means losing heat. 

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/taylor-elite-instant-read-dial-thermometer/?pkey=e|meat%2Bthermometer|6|ratingDesc|0|1|24||1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

 

Steak Station Digital Meat Thermometer

On the higher end of the market, this nifty tool lets you measure the internal cooking temperature of up to four steaks at the same time. 

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-668954/Steak-Station-Digital-Meat-Thermometer

 

ThermaWorks Super-Fast Thermapen Review

On Steven Raichlen's grilling wishlist, this is a top-of-the line instand-read thermometer. The only down side is the cost, but you have to think that these are quite durable so you won't waste money replacing cheaper ones. 

http://www.amazon.com/Splash-Proof-Super-Fast-Thermapen-Thermometer-Professional/dp/B003P601S2?SubscriptionId=0K76CZ6RCX2Y05HSNPR2&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B003P601S2&tag=sppwtb-20#1