I'm sure we all know how important it is to make sure our food is thoroughly cooked before we eat it, especially with meat & in particular poultry. I'm well aware of this and yet I test the temperate by sticking a knife in and seeing how hot it is when it comes out... not the most scientific method I admit! But Epica offered me a kitchen thermometer to review and I jumped at the chance to see just how hot my food really is!
The photo above it NOT the temperature of my food, it's room temperature so don't panic! But what surprised me was that I had no idea what temperature my food was supposed to be! I mean hot is hot, but I have no idea in Celsius and Fahrenheit. So I did some research and I've compiled a little grid for you just in-case you're as clueless as me!
I'm happy to report that I was cooking my food to the right temperature, but it's nice to get that reassurance and I'm now using it to check every time I cook something!
The thermometer is really easy to use; it's literally a case of removing it from the packaging and it's ready to use! Just press the on/off switch and stick it in some meat. You can choose whether you want to work in Celsius or Fahrenheit by pressing the button on the back. The min/max button shows you the lowest & the highest recent readings, and the reset buttons resets the thermometer to it's straight out of the pack state.
It gives you a reading very quickly and as far as I can tell is very accurate. Cleaning the thermometer is simple, just give it a wipe! You can't submerge it into water but I don't think you need to.. I just wiped mine with some antibacterial spray and a cloth.
If you cook a lot of meat I'd definitely recommend that you get yourself one of these thermometers, yes you might be cooking it properly already but wouldn't you like to make certain of that? I think it's a great time to get one in your drawers as hopefully we'll be having BBQ weather in the not too distant future!
If you do decide you'd like an Epica Kitchen Thermometer you can buy one from amazon for the currently reduced price of £14.95.
Above you can see a few more photos, including one to show the perfect temperature of my chicken! ;)
Let me know if you use a thermometer or if you're considering buying one!
Stay safe, x