What is the Food Thermometer for and how do I use it?

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by Dorie Shapiro
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Connected into June, the Food Thermometer measures the internal temperature when inserted into the food. The high precision thermometer is accurate up to 1°F and can be used when cooking meat, fish, pies, baked potatoes and much more.The Food Thermometer will cook foods to ideal internal temperatures. As soon as the food reaches its target internal temperature, the oven will notify the cook that the food is ready. Assuming the notifications are heeded, your chicken and other meats should be nice and juicy.  

The Principles of Heat Transfer indicate that the geometric center of a food takes the longest for heat to transfer to.

The following illustrations show proper placement of the June Food Temperature Thermometer in some commonly cooked foods. The only trick here is that the tip of the thermometer needs to be as close as possible to the center of the thickest section of the food.

Geometric Center

The tip of your thermometer should touch this geometric center to ensure your food is reaching your target temperature. Always ensure that no part of your thermometer is touching the heating elements.

Fillets (salmon, chicken breast, steak, etc.)

Insert the thermometer at 180 degrees (without an angle), through the middle of the thickest side.

Roasts (rack of lamb, pork roast, etc.)

Insert the thermometer at 180 degrees (without an angle), through the middle of the thickest side.

Whole chicken

Insert the thermometer at a 45 degree angle through thickest part of a leg, close to the bone without touching it.