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Not a thermometer you can leave in your oven.
on November 20, 2012
I ordered this thermometer to replace my standard dial thermometer that sits in the oven over the duration of the cooking time. This is NOT the same type of thermometer. You CANNOT leave this one in the oven while your food cooks. This is evident when you read the usage instructions and observe that the temperature dial plate is made of plastic and not glass.
I use this to periodically check the temperature of meat during the cooking process - be it sauteing, broiling, roasting, grilling, searing, etc. While I love the concept of the the thermometers you leave in the oven, I find in practice that they are not very reliable. This thermometer is accurate and quick to register temperature. My gripe about this method is it can involve opening the oven and removing the food to the temperature and thus lowering the oven temperature and pro-longing the cooking process. I also make a point to probe the meat in the same place as if you do not, you end up loosing a lot of the juices during the cooking process. The probe is long enough for all but the largest cuts of meat. I have used it on large turkeys, chickens, prime rib roasts, pork tenderloins, and temperature registered reflected level of done-ness accurately.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review, and I hope you found it helpful in making a purchase decision.