Thermometers & Food Safety

The only way to know food has been cooked to a safe internal temperature is to use a food thermometer. Fortunately, thermometers are high-tech and easy to use.
 
Image of a Kitchen Thermometer Kitchen Thermometers | PDF | En Español
Learn all you ever wanted to know about different types of food thermometers and their use. A Spanish translation of this technical publication, Termómetros de Cocina, is now available.

Types of Food Thermometers & Food Temperature Indicators
Oven-safe, digital, instant-read...which is best? Compare features so you can choose and use the one that is right for you.

Research: Thermometers are Key to Food Safety (PDF Only)
Research shows that cooking by color is just one of the ways consumers typically judge whether or not food is "done." Consumers said they also "eyeball" the food, go by recommended cooking times, and trust their experience and judgment. The only problem is, those methods may be misleading. View additional Thermy Research reports, Agricultural Research Service study, focus group testing and more.

Proper Thermometer Placement
Thermy™ will show you how to use a food thermometer in meat, poultry, thin foods, and combination dishes.
Last Modified Jul 23, 2013