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Do you use a meat thermometer when cooking in an indoor oven?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24648points) May 20th, 2022

Most of the time I just use the oven thermostat. I usually only cook chicken wings.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

I have an instant read thermometer that I use to tell the doneness of what I’m cooking. Used tonight for fried scallops and the other night for pork chops.

canidmajor's avatar

Nope. I’ve been cooking for over half a century, I have a pretty good handle on it.

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janbb's avatar

No, like @canidmajor, I generally have a good sense of what I’m cooking. Sometimes with a roast I’ll cut partway into it to see how done it is.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Not when I’m cooking in my regular oven; however, I do use my thermometer when cooking in my air fryer. Air fryers can be deceiving as they can brown the meat before it is fully done!!! I also don’t have as much experience with my air fryer as I do with my oven, so I err on the side of caution!!!

Inspired_2write's avatar

Yes usually if cooking roasts and or Turkey/chicken to make sure its done in the center .

LuckyGuy's avatar

Yes. Of course I do. I have a Thermoworks Smoke thermometer sitting on top of my stove. One probe goes in the meat, the other tells the temperature of the oven. It also has a remote unit that you can clip on to your belt so you can read the temperatures up to 400 ft away.

Wow! I just saw they are selling them for $70! That is a very good deal!

janbb's avatar

^^ Inspector Gadget on the job!

LuckyGuy's avatar

I truly believe all kitchens should have a good, instant read thermometer like a Thermapen and a non-contact thermometer as a minimum. Of course I have many more than just those. I keep a set out by the pond so I know water temperature and can feed my fish the appropriate food.
Thermometers last forever and are not crazy expensive. It’s worth it to have a couple of accurate ones on hand.
(Don’t get me started on my outdoor thermometers. The National Weather Service calls me when they want to know the temperature outside. :-)

kruger_d's avatar

Yes, a Polder timer/temp probe with alarm. It’s also nice for stovetop when you don’t want something to come to a boil like a custard.

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Dutchess_III's avatar

I do not use a meat thermometer.

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