Benefits of a Digital Meat Thermometer
A digital meat thermometer can be a very handy tool when it comes to cooking meat. This device has saved me from serving up under or over cooked meat for a long time now. I'm always wary of cooking on a BBQ but the meat thermometer gives me great piece of mind not having to worry about food poisoning.
One of the main benefits of digital meat thermometers is that you can set the temperature and meat type to ensure that your food is not undercooked. With bacteria such as salmonella and ecoli thriving in undercooked food you can see the benefit avoiding under cooking your food. Many of the thermometers on the market nowadays have pre-programmed settings and some even allow you to monitor two different foods at the same time.
On the other side of the scale is the benefit of not over cooking your food. You don't want to have serve burnt offerings and even if it's not burnt, over cooking means a lots of the juices are lost and the meat becomes very dry.
Another benefit is the ability to set the timer/alarm and then sit and relax rather than having to stand at the oven/bbq or continually check it every 5 minutes. This is especially helpful if your hosting a dinner party and don't want to leave your guests while you are cooking.
You are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding what thermometer you want. There are the classic style, wireless, digital styles as well as different colours, makes and models. I'd highly recommend a wireless meat thermometer.