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The best meat thermometers for roasting, grilling and barbecuing Wine News

Your kitchen might have all the latest and greatest kit (think the chef’s knife, a set of saucepans, and a high-tech food processor), but there’s one crucial accessory you probably forgot from your list. : a digital thermometer.

There is no more serious mistake than relying on your cook’s instinct for the perfect leg of lamb. A thermometer is the only way to make sure you know the cooking time properly.

“The only thing that will ruin an expensive piece of meat is overcooking it,” says James Rix, chef and owner of Fox and Hounds in Hertfordshire. “A decent thermometer is essential for barbecuing, slow cooking beef brisket, or roasting Beef Wellington, as you can’t see inside to verify the meat is done.”

But a digital thermometer isn’t just for roasts and Sunday barbecues. Whether you are making jam, confectionery, or baking, a thermometer will not only help you achieve the best results, but will also make sure your food is cooked properly (the cardinal rule of food safety).

There are three main types of digital cooking thermometers:

  • A temperature probe, which provides an instant temperature reading when inserted into meat, fish or poultry
  • An in-oven thermometer, which allows you to take a temperature reading from the outside of the oven while cooking
  • A high-tech wireless thermometer, controlled via Bluetooth or an app

Here are the best meat thermometers to buy right now, starting with our favorite …

1. Thermapen Professional SuperFast Food Thermometer

£ 65, John Lewis

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This notice was published: 2021-02-04 19:38:00