***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.***
Do you enjoy cooking out during the summer time? We do! In fact, we tend to use our grill more often than our stove, weather permitting. (Ohio has some crazy weather patterns at times!) We love nothing more than grilling up some classic burgers and dogs, as well as delicious grilled chicken, pork, and steaks. Yep, we're carnivores in this house, although I do enjoy grilled, marinated Portobello caps. . If I mention the word "grill", the whole family seems to come running, often with large strings of drool hanging from their mouths.
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 :
What the Elite Thermocouple Does – Designed by chef's and cooking professionals for home use, the Precision Elite Food Thermometer is the perfect tool for the serious home cook or baker. Whether cooking indoors or outdoors, this thermometer will give years of reliable service performing a wide variety of everyday tasks.
* 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
Why the Elite Makes a Great Value – An exceptional value at $49.95 with FREE SHIPPING on Amazon.com, the Precision Elite takes the guess work out of cooking, baking and grilling resulting in delicious meals cooked to perfection both indoors and out.
Our Thoughts :
We received one of these nifty kitchen tools to check out for ourselves. I absolutely love the vibrant red color, as well as the fact that this thermometer comes with a durable, antimicrobial carrying case. This keeps it protected from unnecessary wear and tear while not in use.
The Precision Elite Thermocouple Food Thermometer features a large, easy to read digital display. You can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius with the quick push of a button.
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.
I absolutely love this product. It makes grilling so much more convenient. I have always been a bit skeptical of food thermometers, because I have heard horror stories about meat becoming horribly dry after being poked and prodded by large, metal probes.
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!
Overall, this product gets two very enthusiastic thumbs up from my family. It's so simple to use, and it makes our meals tastier since the meats are always cooked to absolute perfection. In addition for use while grilling, you can also use this while cooking in the oven, making it an all-around must-have kitchen helper!
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You can purchase the EatSmart Precision Elite Thermocouple Food Thermometer on Amazon
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