Guru Approved: OXO Digital Meat Thermometer
The Gift: The OXO Digital Leave-In Meat Thermometer (available now for around $40)
The Scoop: I have two hidden talents in the kitchen. First, I have the ability to overcook nearly everything. Unfortunately, hidden skill number two doesn’t help much as I’m fairly competent at under-cooking most things as well. Remedy? Cooking by temperature rather an underdeveloped culinary sixth sense. Lately I’ve been using the OXO Digital Leave-In Meat Thermometer* to predictably outstanding results.
By simply inserting the cooking probe in roasts, chicken, meatloaf, etc. and plugging the probe’s cable into the thermometer, I can watch the internal temperature of my dinner climb towards my preferred done-ness. The thermometer has a lot a versatility in terms of both pre-set USDA and chef recommended temperatures to get the result you want. Once within 10 degrees of the the desired temperature a warning beep is sounded. When done, the thermometer’s beep tells me I’m very close to enjoying a perfectly cooked meal.
* (OXO supplied Gifts.com with a OXO Digital Leave-In Meat Thermometer for use and review)