Now that you have chosen your meat thermometer you need to know the best way to use it.

Ideally you want to place the tip of the thermometer in the thickest part of your meat, away from the bone. If the meat has not reached the correct temperature make sure to rinse the probe before you reinsert it into the meat again…after all you to not want to re-contaminate meat that has reached the desired temperature.


It is also important to make sure that you do not completely pierce the meat and touch the cooking surface. After all you do not want to take the temperature of the grill or the pan.

Here are some videos that demonstrate how to use a meat thermometer: