I'm looking around for other, newer temperature sensing technology, beyond the inserted thermoprobe. I bake cookies (hundreds and hundreds rolled) and like to monitor the internal temperature of the cookie, so I insert a probe into one dough, and monitor from there. Is anyone familiar with temperature sensing instruments, meant for use in the oven and for baking, perhaps already utilized in the mass production industry?
For every oven batch that I make, I lose 1 cookie -- the "sacrificial cookie" which held the probe. The cookie lost is partly good because I get to taste one of each batch, but then again I already know if a batch is good or not anyway, so the sacrifical cookie is necessarily a 1/16 percentage loss/wastage.
I wonder if there's some IR tech that I can attach to elements of my oven, maybe even come with datalogging features. Furthermore, I'm using just a regular, 5-rack home oven right now. Perhaps late this year I will upgrade to a professional oven -- are there any brands that support data-driven baking?
Any clues would help! Thanks!