kitchen essential: the thermapen thermometer

thermapen

When asked what the trick is to perfectly cooked turkeys and roasts, and… well, just about anything, I generally say the secret is a good thermometer. Being able to properly monitor your internal cooking temperature is an absolute MUST for a perfect, juicy bird that is delicious AND safe for your guests. That said, the best thermometer I’ve ever tried is the Thermapen by ThermoWorks. I’ve been using one at work for years, and have found it to be an indispensable kitchen wizard. It reads instantly, and has a huge temperature range (-58°F to 572°F ), and can switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius effortlessly. The one problem (aside from the steep price, but it’s worth it) is the original model’s tendency to short out when wet — which happens quite a bit in kitchen situations. Well, the fine folks at Thermoworks came up with a solution, and it’s the new Splash-Proof Super-Fast Thermapen (yes, that’s really the name). This hot little waterproof number comes in a rainbow of colors: yellow, red, green, brown, orange, and white just to name a few! Order one now, and you should have it in time for the big day! –Megan B.

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