Checking the temperature of any kind of poultry is always a good thing to do for health and safety reasons. But it's also good to know that your Christmas turkey or that beef joint is cooked to perfection and doesn't end up under or overcooked and dried out. All you need is a good digital thermometer to check food is properly cooked but without all the prodding and poking every five minutes.
Of course checking the temperature isn't all about meat and poultry, according to experts, the secret to Plum Pudding perfection on Christmas Day is to reheat it to precisely 71°C. Any hotter than 89°C and the sugar within the fruits begins to caramelise and no matter how luxurious its ingredients, your pudding will taste bitter.
I'm a big fan of digital thermometers and I always use one to check if meat or poultry is cooked. Having been sent the Thermapen® I must say I think it's brilliant and extra fast at displaying a precise reading in just three seconds.
I have a few different digital thermometers and in my opinion this is by far the best. Okay the price is more expensive than the others I own but I'd say this one in particular is really worth investing in. It's sturdy and is very well made. Thermapen is made in Britain and each comes serial number on the back and a Manufacturer's Certificate of Calibration which if filled in by hand. The Thermapen is guaranteed to be accurate to + or - 0.4c with a range of -49.9 to 299.9c
The digital display is large and easy to read and the manufactures say the biomaster casing reduces bacterial growth. The case is splash-proof and it's really easy to use, there are no buttons or switches to press and it's comfortable to hold in your hand. Just unfold, probe by inserting at least 3mm to get an accurate temperature reading.
Available in a wide range of colours and comes with a two year guarantee.
Great for all meat and poultry dishes, baking and jamming the Thermapen costs £57.60 pop over to www.thermapen.co.uk for more details.
Many thanks to Jo and Thermapen for sending me this product to review.
All opinions and thoughts are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. I only ever post reviews on products I like the look of and therefore would buy myself.