We do lots of cooking and baking
that require very precise, exact temperatures where a degree or two higher or
lower can mean the difference between success or failure. Throughout the years
we have used many cooking thermometers to ensure accuracy, and
recently "discovered" the ThermoWorks
Thermapen® ONE, which has the added benefit of producing
fast one-second digital readings! Cooking and baking just got a lot easier. With
holiday shopping just around the corner, the ThermoWorks Thermapen®
ONE is a perfect gift for your favorite chef or foodie or to gift yourself as
well. Bon Appetit!
What we especially liked about the
ThermoWorks Thermapen® ONE is that in addition to providing one-second readings,
it is also waterproof. Convenient and easy to use, it has an intelligent
backlight that automatically activates in low light, can be used in either your
left or right hand, and can even read upside down. The temperature range of
-58.0 to 572.0 degrees Fahrenheit (-49.9 to 299.9 degrees Celsius) is the best
in the business. Compact and lightweight weighing only 0.25 pound (115 grams),
the ThermoWorks Thermapen® ONE is battery operated and uses a 1.5-volt AAA battery that
provides 2,000 hours of typical use. Once you make the ThermoWorks Thermapen®
ONE part of your daily cooking, baking, and grilling routine, you will wonder
why you waited so long.
Use the ThermoWorks
Cooking Meat, Poultry, and Fish
of guessing if your steaks, poultry, and fish are cooked to the desired level
of doneness? Using the ThermoWorks
Thermapen® ONE, lets you achieve perfect
steaks every time. When it comes to internal cooking temperatures for steaks, a
few degrees mean the difference between undercooked to being burnt. An
important fact, for the discerning cook, is that the ThermoWorks Thermapen®
One is tapered at the end of the gauge, which will not leave unsightly marks or
holes visible on your meat, poultry, or fish when checking the temperature.
Cooking Temperatures for Steak:
degrees F/48.8 C), Medium Rare (130 degrees F/54.4 C), Medium (140
degrees F/60 degrees C), Medium Well (150 degrees F/65.5 degrees C), and
Well Done (160 degrees F/71 degrees C or slightly higher). Get the grill
I make Greek yogurt weekly, and the milk must be heated to 195 degrees F/90.5
degrees C., but not boiling. Then the milk must cool within the range of 110-118
degrees F/43.3-47.8 degrees C before you add the room temperature yogurt
culture to the mix. If the milk is too hot or too cold the culture will not take,
and you will not end up with a yogurt base. With the ThermoWorks Thermapen® One I am guaranteed consistent
results every time.
One of the many uses for a cooking
thermometer is when melting or tempering chocolate. Accuracy is extremely
important as too high of heat will scorch the chocolate, too low and it will
not melt. Proper tempering temperatures vary by the type of chocolate used. For
dark chocolate, the temperature should be 115 degrees F (46 degrees C), whereas
for milk or white chocolate the temperature should be 110 degrees F (43 degrees
C). Getting the correct temperature for the chocolate is essential.
(Debra) I like to work with sugar,
however simple syrup can quickly become soft-ball stage candy when the
temperature reaches 235-245 degrees F (112.7 degrees C), so accuracy is
Thread: (215 degrees F -
235 degrees F/108 degrees C - 118 degrees C), Soft Ball: (235 degrees F -
240 degrees F/118 degrees C - 120 degrees C), Firm Ball: (245 degrees F -
250 degrees F /123 degrees C - 125 degrees C), and Hard Ball: (250
degrees F - 265 degrees F /125 degrees C - 133 degrees C).
Melting sugar to make caramel for
flan or other uses, is another tricky to master skill without an accurate read
thermometer. Sugar starts to melt at around 320 degrees F (160 degrees C), at
340 degrees F (171 degrees C) it will start changing color, and at a higher
temperature, it will start burning.
Spun sugar (a mixture of sugar,
corn syrup, and water) needs to reach a temperature of 300 degrees F (149
degrees C) (then lowered to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) over an ice bath to
"spin" sugar into strands of gold. The first time I attempted to "spin sugar"
without using a thermometer to monitor the temperature resulted in having many pots
that I had to clean which had burnt caramel stuck to the pans.
About the ThermoWorks
The ThermoWorks Thermapen®
ONE retails for $105.00 with a 5-year warranty and comes in a variety of colors
including blue, red, black, orange, purple, grey, white, green, pink, and
yellow. For the discerning cook and Grill Master, this is a must have kitchen
For additional information and
as well as purchasing information on ThermoWorks and the ThermoWorks Thermapen®
ONE, please visit their website: https://www.thermoworks.com/Thermapen-ONE
or call them: Toll Free: 1-800-393-6434 or +1-801-756-7705.
741 E. Utah Valley Drive
American Fork, Utah 84003
Toll Free: 1-800-393-6434
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