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.
I washed it. It wasn't waterproof.
Live and learn. Besides, isn't plastic-flavored turkey delicious?
I hope I am not being too harsh. I was really having a boring Thanksgiving. My wife just popped in and asked what was so funny.
Idiots. That model is for microwave oven use only.
No offense taken.
Has kind of a nice Salvador Dali look.
I, too, have a meat thermometer, but it has been used more than once.
Don't use it for that if it's still HOT...
“I would have taken it back if I knew you had to stick it in a hot turkey, possibly more than once. “
Yeah that is really tiring. You do that 2 times and you are done for the day.
No, it’s a pain in the neck. We have a perfectly good oven tolerant meat thermometer, it’s just a little bit hard to read.
My Mom often roasted turkey in brown paper bags. They always appeared wet to me. I’ll call my sister tomorrow and ask her what Mom’s trick was.
I recall that the Butterball Hotline gets lots of goofy calls. Here’s some to ease your woes:
“What’s That Smell?”
A young mother once shared her tale of turkey woe. Apparently, her kids had been playing in the kitchen while she was stuffing the turkey. Many hours later, the mother discovered that the kids had chosen the turkey for their new parking space. It isn’t clear whether she discovered the toy cars immediately after removing the turkey from the oven, or if they were revealed during carving. Regardless, those turned out to be some hot, melted, and probably traumatized little vehicles. She should have entered a contest for the most creative stuffing recipe.
Another caller asked if he could use his chainsaw to cut the turkey - and was concerned a bit about the chain oil and if he could use vegetable oil.
One gal washed her bird with a metal brillo pad inside and out and wondered how to get rid of the metal pieces.
One gal used bleach to wash her bird and was wondering why it didn’t seem to rinse out.
One guy had his bird in since 8 am the previous morning and wondered if they thought it was done.
One guy didn’t have that sort of time, so to speed things up he put it on the highest temperature - Cleaning Mode!
I seem to recall a family story where one of the boys didn’t take the plastic bag of giblets out of the inside!
Why is that thing staring at me? Cute nose.
Hey Laz - is it one of those little red pop-up ones!?
Sexy is when you use a feather.
Kinky is when you use the whole &%$# turkey.
What kind of thermometer says your oven was at 350 dgerees when it clearly was closer to 2,000 degrees?
Here ya go
N.B. Steps 5&6
All I know is the way my aunt did it is not to be recommended...
That thing looks like it took the temperature and then didn’t know what to do with it.
Dumbest thing I ever did was follow a Chilton manual for setting the butterfly valve opening for a Ford Maverick carburetor. The picture showed a 1/8 inch drill bit being placed in the valve to set the .125” opening.
I didn’t realize the picture was of a carb ON A BENCH. Duh!
I promptly dropped the drill bit right into the carburetor throat.
Had to ask my Dad to help get it out—was that ever embarassing.
It was my girl’s ( now my wife of 35 years) ‘73 Ford Maverick.
We all do dumb stuff.
Thanks for sharing so we could laugh with you, and well, at you too!!!!
Newly married, my wife and I gathered a whole bunch of apples from a friends farm. Apple pie! We got started and looked at the apples - hmmmm - do we peel them or not? After numerous cookbooks with no help, we thought and thought some more. None of the recipes said anything about peeling them, just slicing them, so in they went. Baked it with the peels on thinking they would soften up or whatever.
First bite told us we were wrong!
I’m surprised the battery didn’t explode.
Needs more basting.
I’d say you’re right.
“They blew it up!”
I once forgot to take the plastic off a bag of microwave popcorn.
I once forgot to take the plastic off a bag of microwave popcorn.
In my best Pip’s voice:
I’d pay $50 for one!
lot of chattin but no buyers looks like the crowds not takin it.
They work just fine, I've had one for years. I never tried your novel method, though.
,,,,,,,,,,,, in my house ,, when the smoke detector goes off ,,, it’s dinner time . We don’t need no stinkin’ meat thermometer ,,, we need an ehhaust fan .
thanks anyway .
I have a meat thermometer that works fine in the oven, it’s all metal and can be a little hard to read. It has a red hand, and I just insert it in the meat with the desired temperature “UP”. My daughter got that thing for my wife because she knew my wife has trouble reading the other one.
I’m sorry, but straining to read a small metal dial is a lot easier than removing and replacing a hot steaming 25# bird.
Years ago Father-in-Law visiting over Thanksgiving and was doing a project requiring silicon. The tube had been in the garage and was too cold to use so he put in in the oven.
My wife puts the oven up to a higher temperature to preheat for turkey.
You can guess the rest. Explosion scared everyone. Clean up was a beach.
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?I thought he was the one who replaced the energy-hog incandescent bulb in the oven with a CFL...
I agree- send it to the company
they may get a good laugh and send you a replacement
I not so sure about the latest Chinese smoke detectors and I’m not calling them cheap but the instructions state “ For best results, hold product directly over flame.”
you don’t need a thermometer or pop-up
just cook the turkey or chicken until the legs pull off easily - then it is done
I don’t want a replacement. We picked up an in-oven meat thermometer for $5.99 at the grocery store today. Why anyone would want something that you can only use outside the oven I do not know, especially for 15 bucks.
I have something that looks similar to that. It has a long probe which goes in the meat inside the oven, while the plastic part stays outside the oven.
Apparently you just aren’t getting how an instant read thermometer works. You open up the door and stick the probe into the thigh and it takes a reading. You pull the probe out and close the oven door. Takes all of 5 seconds. You don’t have to pull the bird out of the oven. Maybe you and your wife should go eat out at Picadilly on the holidays.
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