Blog - ThermoWorks at Home

Although we make tools for professionals, many of our products find their way into the hands of serious home users. This blog helps personal users fine tune their thermal experiences at home.

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Duck: Taking Poultry to New Temperature Lows

Duck: Taking Poultry to New Temperature Lows

Duck and turkey are hardly birds of a feather. It is well known that turkeys have both white and dark meat. This differentiation comes from how their muscles are used.

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Turkey Meat: White vs. Dark

Turkey Meat: White vs. Dark

Have you ever stopped to considered why poultry has both white and dark meat, why the two taste different, and why they have to be cooked to different temperatures? Food Scientist Harold McGee says it has everything to do with the different kinds of muscle fibers and the particular kind of work that each is designed for.

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The Challenge of Cooking Meat

The Challenge of Cooking Meat

In truth, there really is no ideal cooking method for all meats. “The method must be tailored to the meat’s toughness.” McGee says.

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Don’t trust that dome thermometer

Don’t trust that dome thermometer

Most BBQ grills and smokers come with a dial thermometer installed in the “dome” or hood of the cooker. Virtually all of these are of the cheapest construction possible. None of them are accurate.

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Critical Easter Temperatures

Critical Easter Temperatures

Easter eggs (when found) should be eaten and enjoyed. The perfect internal temperature for a hard boiled egg is 170°F, where the yolk is soft, yellow and just begins to crumble. Here’s a simple and scientific recipe.

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Don’t Pay More Than $96 for a Thermapen

Don’t Pay More Than $96 for a Thermapen

To avoid confusion, buy direct from ThermoWorks.com, or authorized dealers. You shouldn’t pay more than about $96 each.

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Caring for Your Thermapen

Caring for Your Thermapen

The Super-Fast Thermapen is a professional temperature tool that requires a bit of cleaning and care to keep it operating at peak performance. For best results, follow these tips to increase the useful life of your Thermapen:

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Tenderloin For Two

Tenderloin For Two

With a few of these best practices including, a great thermometer like the Super-Fast Thermapen you can turn your beef tenderloin into several romantic dinners for two.

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Our Recommended Temperatures for Seafood

Our Recommended Temperatures for Seafood

Salmon – like all fish – has almost no collagen, which means it will start to lose moisture more quickly than beef. While the FDA recommends cooking fish to 145°F, for a flakier, more moist and tender salmon filet many chefs find that it’s best enjoyed when it’s cooked to medium – 125°F.

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ThermoWorks Holiday Gift Guide – Three MORE Must-Have Temperature Tools

ThermoWorks Holiday Gift Guide – Three MORE Must-Have Temperature Tools

The best gifts are the ones that keep giving the whole year through! Check out three more tools that are professional, unique and just plain cool.

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