3 Types of Cooking Thermometers and Their Uses and How to Use

Fattycue – If in the past the thermometer was synonymous with its function to measure the body temperature of sick people, now there is a special thermometer available to measure food temperature, you know. And I personally feel very helpful with the cooking thermometer. Because, of course, the temperature calculation using a thermometer is accurate and almost close to the original.

So I can easily know the temperature of the water for cooking certain foods or the degree of doneness of certain foods such as steak. Well, if you don’t know, there are several types of cooking thermometers available in the market. What types of thermometers are they? Check out more below!

✅ Prick Thermometer

Prick thermometer

This puncture thermometer is shaped like a screwdriver with a long needle made of stainless. As the name suggests, how to use this skewer thermometer by sticking the tip into several types of food such as bread and meat. The tip is usually made sharp to make it easier to stick to the food whose temperature is to be measured.

How to use this thermoskewer is very easy. There is usually an on/off button on the thermometer. The thermometer will automatically turn off if it is not used for more than 15 minutes. In addition to the digital version, there is also a manual puncture thermometer which has a manual pointer scale indicator.

✅ Dip Thermometer

At first glance, the appearance of this tool is similar to a prick thermometer. It’s just that, if the thermometer is specifically for solid food, then this dip thermometer is specifically used to check the temperature of water such as hot water, soup, and other liquid foods.

How to use it is fairly easy. You only need to dip this thermo into the water and wait a few moments for the water temperature to appear on the thermometer display. But you need to pay attention and avoid dipping the thermometer too deep, especially to the bottom of the pot, because this will only make the temperature calculation inaccurate (too hot). Just like the Thermo prick, this Thermo dip also has a manual version with a manual pointer scale indicator as well.

✅ Gun Thermometer

Gun thermometer

As the name implies, this gun-shaped thermometer is used by shooting at food objects by pressing the button. Infrared laser light will come out of the thermometer, hit the food, and the temperature will be displayed directly on the indicator screen. Even so, this firing thermometer should not be directed at the food when it is on the stove or in the middle position of the center of the fire. Because the detected food temperature will be too high and inaccurate.

One of the advantages of a gun thermometer is the practicality it offers. So you don’t have to bother directly touching the food or cooking utensils. Apart from that, a gun thermometer can also be used in all types and forms of cooking, so of course, it is very practical and versatile.

Those were the 3 types of cooking thermometers that are commonly used. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. So, just adjust it according to your needs.

Get to Know the Variety of Grill Tools

Fattycue – Want to make grilled chicken, grilled chicken, satay, steak, or barbecue, but don’t know which grill to use? Or look at the various grills at the cookware store, but don’t know how they work?

Worry no more. Get to know the following varieties and be ready to use the right one.

✅ Fancy Grill / Magic Roaster

Fancy Grill

This grill is made of steel or stainless steel which is coated with porcelain enamel. The shape is round like a frying pan.

This grill is called a fancy grill or magic roaster because when the heating system is turned on, the roller tray rotates automatically so that the baked goods are cooked evenly without the need for a fan when roasting. The heating system is also capable of turning the stove fire into embers.

✅ Gas Roasters

Gas Roasters

Gas roasters do not take up much space because of their relatively small size when compared to other types of roasters. But there are also gas roasters that are wider in size.

This tool is easy to use because it uses gas and the temperature can be operated as desired. Moreover, the combustion process is also more hygienic.

Distributes heat evenly without the need for a fan, and is easy to clean, this grill is often used by traders to burn frozen food skewers. Sausage satay, fish balls, fish dumpling cheese, and grilled beef meatballs are some of the dishes that are often grilled with this tool.

✅ Grill Pan

Grill Pan

Often considered the most practical, grill pan has a non-stick coating that is easy to clean. There are various types of mats, some are flat or striped.

Using this grill you only need to put it on the stove and heat it up. Besides being practical, this grill is also easy to store.

✅ Charcoal Grill

Charcoal Grill

This grill uses charcoal as a heat source. Charcoal grills are most often used for grilling satay or grilled chicken. The results of the grill have a distinctive aroma that comes from the smoke of the charcoal used.

✅ Stovetop Grill Pan

Stovetop Grill Pan

A stovetop grill is often used when ordering grilled meats in Japanese and Korean restaurants. This grill does not produce much smoke. The heat of the grill can be adjusted easily because this grill is placed on the stove.

Has a lot of holes around the edges, and fat from meat or oil for grilling excess can run down to the bottom, you know. So even meat baked in oil will not be greasy.

✅ Rotisserie Oven

Rotisserie Oven

Familiar with rotisserie grilled chicken? The whole roasted chicken that we often see rotating in the oven is actually baked in the oven.

The oven used should have a stick that you can stick into the center of the raw chicken. Then the skewered chicken is hung in the middle.

When the oven is turned on, the chicken will rotate until the cooking process is complete. This process makes the roasted chicken cook evenly without you needing to turn it over. The oven will start and stop automatically.

Those are 6 grills that you need to know how to use. If you already know these types of grills, then you don’t need to be confused and hesitate anymore in choosing or using a toaster.