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The 2 Thermometers Alton Brown Says Every Kitchen Needs
Celebrity chef Alton Brown has grilled, barbecued, pan-seared, and reverse-seared his way through more cuts of meat than we can count. Beyond just techniques and ingredients, Brown places heavy importance on using thermometers to make sure foods like steak are cooked properly, and he says you need to own these two types.
Brown recommends two types of digital instant-read thermometers. While his favorite is a folding variety with a narrow probe, an orientable readout, and a backlight, the other is a simple remote probe thermometer that can stay in the meat while it cooks and is connected to an external temperature display via a heat-safe cable.
Brown says of a good thermometer, "No piece of hardware, not even a scale, can up your cooking game more." While a majority of cooks still rely on instant-read analog thermometers, a digital instant-read thermometer is a faster, more accurate way to ensure that your food is cooked to your liking and to a safe temperature.