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Old 04-12-2019, 12:38 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Got my new meat thermometer but how to know the accuracy?

Got my new meat thermometer and I think it works fast and quick on roasted chicken but any one of your tried this type of thermometer on roasted turkey? It's a blusmart brand an I got it with discount from amzn.



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Old 04-12-2019, 08:58 AM   #2
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If you live near sea level, it's fairly easy to check the thermometer.

Bring a pan of water to a full rolling boil. While it's boiling stick the probe into the water keeping the tip away from the sides of the pan. It should register 212F/100C.

Then, fill a 2 cup measuring cup with ice. Add cold water and stir the combination for a minute. Stick the probe into the ice water and stir it around, keeping the probe tip away from the container. It should register 32F/0C.

If you are somewhat above sea level, there are charts you can find online that will tell you the boiling and freezing points of water for your elevation.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:03 AM   #3
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That's interesting Andy... I've never seen that testing method before..

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That's interesting Andy... I've never seen that testing method before..

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Ross, do you use a different method?
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:25 AM   #5
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Ross, do you use a different method?
I've never actually tested mine...

I've always figured that if the food didn't come out as per the desired degree shown, it was time to get a new one..

That, fortunately, hasn't happened..

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Old 04-12-2019, 09:37 AM   #6
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These two tests are what I have always heard about to test for thermometer accuracy. I can't think of another test that can be done at home.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:51 AM   #7
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These two tests are what I have always heard about to test for thermometer accuracy. I can't think of another test that can be done at home.
This is what we were taught in culinary school.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:06 AM   #8
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This is Thermoworks more detailed explanation (with videos) of what Andy said:


https://blog.thermoworks.com/thermom...-thermometers/
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:13 AM   #9
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I currently use something very similar to the thermometer above that the OP posted. Right out of the box I've always tested my meat thermometers against my body temperature of about 98.6F.
And I've done the boil test as well...
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:09 PM   #10
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How high can it go? Can you measure oil temp? Like deep fry oil.
ATK's uses one the same shape and it measures oil and or candy as well. I think?

I have the analog type. Its not super fast. But has served me well.
I may want to upgrade.
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