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Old 10-03-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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For those working in the hot line...

What do you think of meat thermometers? Is it a way of being exact or a bail out for those who can't tell the temps by feel?

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:59 AM   #2
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they certainly have there place, but on a full service hot line I have never seen one used during service. Most people working grill/secondi/broiler know there temps by touch.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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not the health inspectors...........they are kinda attached to their thermometers..........and they put them in everything.........I volunteered to help run the food stand for the high schoolers in debate.........didn't know that I was going to be bothered by Miss Themonuclear inspector..........she was unbelievable......but the next day she complimented the students and I on having everything under control.........she scared the heck out of us though
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but that is the HI's job
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yeah, but she was intimidating........but noone got sick on our watch, either :)
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then you did YOUR job
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:05 PM   #7
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I agree with Tat. During the "heat of the moment", when orders are coming and going at a fast rate, I'll poke the meat to guage doneness.

I use my probe more when I'm roasting large pieces, or reheating foods.

BTW, I just got a digital probe that is really fast and accurate. I can get an accurate reading in less than 10 seconds. That's a good thing, as the Health Department here insists that all cooks have digital probes. The older analogs are "out". I've only got 3 or so of the analogs floating around in my drawer.
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not the health inspectors...........they are kinda attached to their thermometers
LOL Like a cowboy with his six gun in it's holster

They don't use probes here, just the lazer ones
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:06 AM   #9
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BTW, I just got a digital probe that is really fast and accurate. I can get an accurate reading in less than 10 seconds.
My Thermapen is invaluable. Best piece of equipment I've bought in the last few years.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:37 AM   #10
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I go by touch but use the thermometer for when im not sure or a large roast.
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