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What are the types of meat thermometers?

There are five types of meat thermometers:
  • Regular, ovenproof: Inserted in food at the beginning of cooking and remains throughout.
  • Instant-read and digital: Not intended to stay in food while cooking; gives a quick read when the stem is inserted about two inches.Pop-up: Often found already inserted in poultry. Verify that meat is done by checking the temperature with a conventional thermometer as well.
  • Microwave-safe: Designed for use in microwave ovens only.
  • Disposable thermometer: Use once and toss. Meant for grilling at picnics and tailgate parties.
Using a meat thermometer will help ensure your safety and make sure your food is cooked to your liking.

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