Food safety is key to enjoying grilled meats. Especially if you like rarer meats or cook a lot of poultry. The guesswork out of eyeballing your meat to see if it’s done by using a digital meat thermometer.
Where to Put the Thermometer
- Keep it in the Meat
Insert the thermometer into the meat for around 15 seconds up to the indicator mark on the device.
- Steaks, Roasts and Other Thick Meats
Insert the tip into the thickest part or the centre, away from bone and fat.
- Ground Meat
Insert the thermometer into thickest area.
- Thinner Slices of Meat
Place the tip in the meat sideways.
Place it in breast area, but not touching bone.
Tip: Never touch the bones with your thermometer--it can alter the temperature, making the reading inaccurate.