***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
But with grilling, as with any method of food preparation, there are food safety musts that will ensure you not only have an awesome meal, but also that your family doesn't end up puking their guts out from some nasty food-bourne illness.
There are a lot of things you can do to make sure your family's food is free of contamination. For one, always try and use meat by the expiration date. If it looks funny or smells funny, chances are it's becoming a bit on the rancid side. Also, never chop meat and veggies on the same cutting board. This can cause cross-contamination, which can also make you very sick. In addition, it's super-important to make sure your meat is properly cooked. This is easy to do, thanks to digital food thermometers like the EatSmart Precision Elite Thermocouple Food Thermometer. By reading the internal temperatures of your meats, you'll never have to gag on a piece of undercooked chicken again. (Trust me, it's not pleasant.)
About The EatSmart Precision Elite Thermocouple Food Thermometer :
* EatSmart designed specifically for professional and home cooks alike. Durable, reliable and easy to use.
* EatSmart InstaRead Technology - Rapid temperature read in 3 Seconds or Less; BROAD Range -40F to 572F
* Fahrenheit/ Celsius Switchable
* 1.5 mm Folding Step-Down Probe - Reduces Puncture Hole Size to Keep Juices in Meat; FDA Approved
* Hold feature to "freeze" temperature even when removing from food for easy reading
* Illuminated Bright blue backlight makes it easy to read even in low-light outdoor conditions.
* Innovative Splash Proof Design; Anti-Microbial Nylon Case Included.
* 2 AAA batteries included; EatSmart 2 year Full Warranty
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Our Thoughts :
You can also "freeze" the reading before you remove the probe from the meat for easy and accurate temperature reading. Oh, and I should mention that the process is quick, since you'll have accurate results in only 3 seconds or less.
I would show a photo of that, but I've been home with JUST the little ones and they're not big enough to take pictures with my iPhone near a hot grill. That could end quite badly.
The EatSmart Precision Elite Thermocouple Food Thermometer addresses this issue, too. The fold-down metal probe is only 1.5mm so more of your juices stay within the meat where it belongs.
I made a simple lemon-herb marinated chicken. I use nice, plump breasts and I pound them out to a uniform thickness before grilling. With the help of this thermometer, I was able to tell exactly when my chicken was perfectly done. Goodbye, dry, rubbery chicken!
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