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What to look for in a thermometer for bread making?

I am trying make wholemeal bread for the first time. I will use the recipe on the back of the wholemeal flour. I don't have any measuring thermometer. It is Winter here and the kitchen might be at 10C....
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Usage of a slow thermometer for roasts

I find this dial, and the device generally, perplexing. First about the device: it's made of metal and glass. I know it can survive being inserted and left inside a roast (beef, lamb) in the oven. ...
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Managing oven temperature [closed]

I know that the temperature inside an oven fluctuates, but I'm just curious. Won't the temperature inside continue to rise? How do I manage, or control, the temperature inside the oven after ...
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Do you leave the oven thermometer inside the oven while you are baking?

We have a very old gas oven at home. I just started baking but every time I use it for baking, I end up having burnt cookies, unevenly baked cakes, etc. I plan on buying an oven thermometer. I'd like ...
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How accurate should a thermometer be?

One week ago I sent an inquiry about why a digital thermometer seems to have a bigger temperature difference, as compared to a previous, more accurate, thermometer. However one of their support ...
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Do I leave the meat thermometer in the meat the entire cooking time?

Many times I have used a dial-type meat thermometer, making sure it is not touching bone, and when it indicates it has reached the desired temperature (internal), I take the meat out and wait ten ...
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Trouble Measuring the Temperature of Meat

My wife recently bought me a thermapen and I have used it a number of times to achieve perfectly roasted chicken and turkey, but I have trouble whenever I pan sear meat. For example, tonight I tried ...
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Are hardware store themocouples food safe?

I recently finished reading The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes. The authors of this book put a strong emphasis on accurate measurements and measuring tools, ...
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If strring a 65c soup causes small fish to tear up, does it mean it's overcooked?

The fish in question is whitebait, I slowly bring the fish and soup water up to 65c then remove from stove. During the cooking period I stir the pot to overcome/distrubute higher temperature at ...
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Am I still overcooking whitebait, how to prevent it?

I have had a problem where I am constantly overcooking whitebait. In light of previous answers relating to the same issue, recently I have started to place the whitebait in the water, put a ...
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How to use and is there a good thermometer for very small small fish?

I'm trying to check whitebait temperature after cooked and it always seems to be a lower temperature than expected e.g. even after boiling the fish, removing the fish and adding the thermometer, the ...
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Is there a specific thermometer to check soup temperature?

I'm currently struggling with overcooking small fish so trying to use a thermometer to check water temperature. The thermometer I currently use However it says 'meat thermometer' not sure if it can ...
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Is whitebait safe at 42c?

I am having trouble getting whitebait to the correct internal temperature. After I simmer it for a few miniutes I put the thermometer in and it goes up to 42c and not 63c(145f) which is the safe temp ...
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How to determine whether oven thermometer is accurate?

If there's a difference between what an oven is set to and what an oven thermometer shows, how do I know which one to trust? Reviews of oven thermometers suggest that not all oven thermometers give ...
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I have a water-logged meat thermometer (non-digital) How do I dry it out?

I recently and very stupidly ran an analog (non-digital) meat thermometer through the dish washer. It came out full of water, like a fish tank or a pimp's aquarium heels, and it has not dried a ...
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How should I read a thermometer when it's got an extra indicator line?

The last time I got my candy thermometer out of the drawer, I noticed that there was an extra line of red above the normal column. It looks like there's a "bubble" at the top of color that's raised a ...
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What does the “operating range” of a thermometer mean?

http://www.thermoworks.com/pdf/thermopop_operating_instructions_web_a.pdf The manual lists an "Operating Range" of "Between 32f to 122f". I thought this was the safe temperature for the entirety of ...
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Can I use meat thermometers to measure room and oven temperature?

Can you measure the oven temperature or room temperature for things like proofing bread when better alternatives are not available? How accurate will it be? I have a TheromoWorks Thermopop which I ...
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Could chicken meat ever be safe when pink? [duplicate]

I have cooked chicken breasts today and they read 83c (safe is 73c) with a ThermoWorks Thermopop (best company in the industry). When I sliced them they had small pink strips on the inside. What does ...
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In what stage should the temperature of meat be taken?

The temperature of meat is different when it is in the pan, when it's just out and starts resting or when it's done resting. When a recipe or safety recommendation calls for a specific temperature, in ...
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How to properly measure the temperature of meat with a meat thermometer [duplicate]

I have a Thermapen meat thermometer that I use for precise temperature measurement. Although it's easy to read and fast, I'm not exactly sure how to take readings. With a large piece of meat with ...
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How to use meat thermometers with big needles for thinner meat pieces?

Naturally steaks will be thinner than 4 inches like thermometer needle, at least the one I have. So it will absorb less heat in total, and maybe show lesser values than what is actually inside the ...
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Are there gas ovens that come with a thermometer?

Is it possible to buy a household gas cooker with a built in thermometer. All of the ones i have seen so far don't have these so there is no way of knowing what temperature the oven has reached. I ...
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Making Pâté à bombe without sugar thermometer

The recipe says that the sugar syrup must reach 120C, but I have no sugar thermometer. Can it be done without a thermometer? Dissolve the sugar in a medium saucepan with 120ml boiling water. When ...
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What does a meat thermometer display if the meat temperature is uneven?

Let's say I'm cooking a piece of meat and the whose outside temperature is higher than its inside temperature. If I stick a meat thermometer through the piece of meat so that part of the needle is at ...
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Where to place the oven thermometer in an oven?

Where to place an oven thermometer in a gas oven? Should it be left hanging from the rack or should it be placed on the rack?
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Will cooking meat with the thermometer in affect the cooking time?

Last night I cooked 3 pounds of chicken breast tenders using my preferred "set it and forget it" method: Preheat the oven to ~350°F Lay out tenders in an oiled baking dish & season as desired ...
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Reasonable level of inaccuracy in thermometer?

A little over a year ago I purchased an expensive digital scale / thermometer combo: http://www.breville.com.au/thelittlegeniustm-kitchen-scale.html It works fine however recently I took a go at ...
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Digital meat thermometer that does not cause juice losses

Sometimes when I'm trying a new cooking method that uses different cooking temperatures compared to what I use normally, I find it difficult to estimate when my roast/meat is done. Digital meat ...
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Are normal cooking thermometers suitable to use as tea thermometers?

Can the thermometers you usually get in cook shops (e.g. meat thermometers) suitable to be used as tea thermometers? In particular, I am wondering whether the temperatures they measure in a liquid ...
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Baking without a thermometer?

So, I'm staying in a location that has a gas oven with no discernable thermostat, and there are no thermometers in sight (oven, meat, or otherwise). The situation is such that I can't just run out and ...
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Tempering chocolate: ± 2 °C too much?

I am planning to buy a laser thermometer to measure the temperature of melted chocolate for tempering it. As I have found out, the thermometer I want to buy has a measuring tolerance of ± 2 °C. That ...
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Oven Temperature: How to be sure the selected temperature is correct.

I suspect that my - fairly new - oven gets too hot, so I bought an oven thermometer, which confirmed this. So I called the supplier. They say that in order to obtain the correct actual oven ...
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Infrared thermometer for oven temperatures

IR Thermometers read surface temperatures. Can they accurately read the interior temperature of my oven through the glass panel? Or will it be reading the surface temperature of the glass rather than ...
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How do I know if my meat thermometer is ovenproof?

Ever since a supposedly "ovenproof" thermometer shattered glass on my turkey Thanksgiving 2006 I have been afraid of these things. Is it generally safe to use them? Any maximum temperature I should be ...
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Thermometer Precision in Different Temperature Ranges

I need a thermometer for a variety of different applications. As such, it has to be fairly precise (plus/minus 2 degrees) at different temperatures. Do I have to worry that, if I buy a thermometer ...
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Why are my (italian Whole foods) sausages still pink inside?

I bought some italian pork and garlic sausages from Whole foods. I cooked them on a low heat, they were in the pan for probably an hour but the middle remained slightly pink. To be precise, by ...
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What are the differences between candy thermometers and meat thermometers?

I know that meat thermometers generally won't handle as high a temperature range as candy, but I'm only planning to make caramels and fudge (so soft ball and firm ball) and that's within the range of ...
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on proper thermometer poking?

When you use a thermometer and poke a large hole in the meat, can you use the same hole to accurately gauge temperature later on?
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How do you correctly use a meat thermometer?

I have two meat thermometers. I bought a second one because I thought the first one was resulting in overcooked meat, however the new one is doing the same! They are both standard metal prong 'analog ...
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How deep do you need to insert the probe in a piece of meat to guarantee accuracy?

I have a wired thermometer that I mainly use for roasts, which can support the entire probe inside the meat. However, I used it last night to cook some country style ribs (pork) and was only able to ...