Meat Thermometer and The Grill

Posted on May 26, 2011 by


The FDA recently lowered it recommended cooking temperature for pork from 165 degrees to 145 degrees.  I have always cooked pork products like tenderloins and center cut pork chops to 150 degrees to ensure taste quality and safety.  While many think using a meat thermometer while grilling is a bit over the top, I highly recommend it.  If you’re like me, you’re probably tossing a salad or fixing a side dish while you’re grilling.  Sometimes it is easy to forget about the grill and your main course.  I purchased a meat thermometer with a built-in alert several years ago and can say it’s one of my best kitchen purchases.  There are hundreds of different meat thermometers to choose from ranging in price from $6 to $100 on sites like Chef Resources or stores like Crate and Barrel.  You do not need a fancy thermometer, but for $25 you can purchase one with an alarm that tells you when your meat is ready.  It’s saved many a dinner in my house.  Click <a href=”; title=”Chef’s Resource”>here</a> for easy to order meat thermometers from Chef’s Resource.