Skip to comments.For Sale: Meat Thermometer, Only Used Once
Posted on 11/24/2011 7:42:00 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets
Brand new meat thermometer used for the first time today in a 350 F oven.
It was probably hot.
you know, this looks like one designed to be used to take the temperature of the meat OUTSIDE of the oven
(not one that you keep inside the oven as it is cooking)
Looks almost good enough to eat. Nice browning on the edges.
Uh, most instant read meat thermometers are not supposed to go into the oven. You pull the meat out, insert, read the temperature, return the meat (sans thermometer) to the oven.
I’d say it’s done.
Does it work?
Does it come with instructions?
I can’t get the Taylor website to open, but that thermometer looks digital.
OOPS! I did not notice that on the packaging. They are pretty worthless then, you have to pierce a hot steaming turkey with that contraption? It’s worthless. I read the packaging and didn’t notice any warnings about not placing in the oven. Thanks for the info.
Are you the guy who sued the cookbook publisher years ago for damages for the burns he suffered after following one of their recipe books with a recipe that said to “generously grease the bottom of the pan”?
You really need to send the photo to the Taylor company. They could use a good laugh.
I'd start out with, "honey, they don't make them like they use to..."
Looks like a well done marshmallow.
It does look like yours browned nicely if it once looked like this one on Amazon:
I do think that this type is inserted into the meat after it has been removed from the oven. I think the kind that go in the oven are ‘roasting’ thermometers or ‘oven thermometers’.
Actually, the bird came out fine, this was more or less for back up. We have a regular old meat thermometer, but my daughter thought that this one would be easer for my wife to read. There was nothing [prominent] on the packaging that said not to place it in the oven, though that LR44 battery should have been a give away.
There is a handy alternative (for poultry anyway). You ever buy a turkey that has the little red pop up thing that lets you know when the bird reaches the proper temperature? Seems to me you can actually buy them and stick them into birds that don’t have them. At least I remember seeing them for sale at one time.
I have cooked so many chickens and turkeys that it’s easy for me. Cooked another perfect one again today. Pretty unlikely my wife will leave me for a good looking younger man that can’t cook. Job security is knowing what women really want.
My son gave me a wireless one for Christmas last year... Took me awhile to figure out I had to run the cable through the door so that the transmitter was on the outside of the oven/smoker. Love it but it took awhile to get the smoke stains off... :)
I had a Taylor meat thermometer I used to use thirty five years ago when I was inspecting dining halls. I took it out today so I could take the internal temperature of the Cornish Game hen I was cooking and it worked like it did so long ago. It was nice seeing an old friend do its job faithfully as it did in the past.
LOL! A HOF thread.
From the Taylor website:
Can I leave my food thermometer in the food while it is cooking?
There are only two types of thermometers that are designed to stay in the food during the cooking process:
1.Meat thermometer: a meat thermometer has a glass lens which is designed to tolerate the heat of the oven and measure the temperature of the food accurately.
2.Programmable remote probe thermometers: this thermometer features a temperature sensor on the end of a cord. The cord winds out the oven door and reads the temperature of the food on a base unit that sits next to the oven.
Any other thermometer is not particularly designed to be kept in the oven during the cooking process.
Looks well done
The kind you use in the oven have a thin wire that goes through the oven door to the outside where the controls are...the rest are meant to be used to periodically check the temp as you check the turkey, not meant to be left in the oven.
Reminds me of the year they came out with the bags to cook turkeys in, one of my aunts heard people talking after Thanksgiving about how good the turkeys were that were cooked in them. I guess they were called Brown n bag or something like that. Any way when Christmas rolled around she decided to do the turkey that way...she thought people were saying brown bag and buttered up the turkey and put it in a brown grocery sack in the oven to cook...you guessed it...FIRE in the oven.
Funniest Christmas ever was the year Reddi whip came out and my mom, aunts, and step-grandmother looked like they had a whip cream fight in the kitchen while they were trying to figure out how to get it out of the can.
My son and DIL invited me over for dinner shortly after their marriage. She barely knew how to boil water but knew I loved homemade brownies so she tried a new recipe that called for a cup of coffee. Unfortunately the word “brewed” was not in the recipe so she used ground coffee - they were just a bit grainy. Apparently those that write recipes assume the reader has some level of kitchen knowledge.
Congrats! You have arrived! ;-)
LOL! As a serious foodie who regularly shares recipes with friends, I need to take that into consideration when writing. I bet those brownies kept you awake for a good while!
We had an old meat thermometer for years, and may still have it. My wife complained that it was too hard to read. I suggested that you just insert it an turn it until the desired temperature was at the top of the dial. “Noon” indicates ready to eat. We had used it for years.
My daughter got my wife this one this year, because of the “hard to read” thing. BTW, the instructions and packaging are in the trash. I did read the instructions and did not notice anything [prominent] about not placing it in the oven.
don’t let the relatives find this guy:
You didn’t seriously think you were supposed to put it in the oven did you?
I mean..come on.... It has a battery. If nothing else it is obvious that you can’t heat a battery to 350 degrees, or an LCD display....never mind all the plastic....
This is a joke right?
Poo Poo happens my FRiend, thanks for the chuckle.
Plastic case and liquid crystal display probably ought to have given a clue even without a specific instruction ... but I admire your courage for posting this!
Does she live in Fukishima?
Haha ... classic!
I don’t think you are supposed to leave it in the oven. You just put it into the Turkey to test the inside temp, then take it out and put the bird back in the oven.
Me thinks someone is feeling a little bit silly right now. Oh well, you made my night which tells you what an exciting life I lead.
I can probaly fix that. How much do you want for it??? I’m a bachelor, do a lot of quick cooking— do you know if it will work in a microwave? Thanks.
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn. C.S. Lewis
It’ll buff out. LOL!
There’s your problem, right there!
New York (AP) - Hospitals have been overrun with people reporting feeling ill following misuse of battery powered meat thermometers used to determine the temperature of a turkey.
Consumer protection spokesperson Gill Reed reports that NOT everyone that left the thermometers inside the oven as the turkey was cooking became ill. Only those whose thermometer used a LR44 battery seem to have been affected.
Symptoms seem to set in a few minutes after posting to on line forums and include a flushed, red face and general uneasy feeling at having to admit to their daughter that they destroyed a really neat present.
Sorry. Could not resist. Think of it this way, the women in your life never forget right? You'll get a chuckle out of this every Christmas for many years. "Remember when dad put the thermometer in the turkey and left it in the oven?"
I heard those work well as rectal thermometers too. You should probably wash it first though.
Actually, my involvement was minimal. I did open and [superficially read] the package and remove the little tape to allow the battery to operate. We’ve used an oven proof meet thermometer for years and hardly gave it a second thought. I would have taken it back if I knew you had to stick it in a hot turkey, possibly more than once. I’d just use the old familar metal and glass one.
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