Non Contact Thermometers

Discussion in 'Open Forum With Harold McGee' started by castironchef, Dec 13, 2005.

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  1. castironchef

    castironchef

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    Have non contact thermometers changed your approach to cooking?

    They sure are fun to play with and I find them convenient for assessing surface temperatures of griddles and heating liquids. Many, however, only use them for food safety checks.

    What have you found them useful for?

    Thanks again. It's a true pleasure to have you around our no-longer-so-humble forum.
     
  2. harold mcgee

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    I like to use my non-contact thermometer to check pan temperatures, the temperature of the milk I use to make yogurt every week (using a culture that came originally from India), and the water i use to make coffee and various teas; foods that I’m reheating in the microwave, poaching liquids, areas in the refrigerator . . . . It's handy.

    Harold
     
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