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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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Meathead’s Myth #3: Thermometers are for sissies

Meathead’s Myth #3: Thermometers are for sissies

I don’t care what the TV chef said, you cannot tell anything about the temp of a grill is by holding your hand over the grate and counting “1001, 1002, 1003″ until your palm bursts into flame.

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Heritage Turkey: Cooked!

Heritage Turkey: Cooked!

Chef Dan Souza at America’s Test Kitchen ordered a half dozen heritage birds from farms across the country and spent days perfecting the cooking technique that guarantees a moist and flavorful heritage turkey.

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Test Your Oven’s Accuracy

Test Your Oven’s Accuracy

If you’ve had trouble getting your baked goods or roasted meats to turn out according to the recipe, it could be that your oven accuracy is off. A good cook should know their oven well. Are the settings accurate? How stable is the oven after it gets to your setting?

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Check Your Thermometers!

Check Your Thermometers!

Over time, with continued use, as a result of drops and other kitchen mishaps a thermometer can become less accurate and require recalibration to determine how far off the mark it really is.

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Thermal Secrets to Creating a Properly Made Ice Bath

Thermal Secrets to Creating a Properly Made Ice Bath

The easiest way to test the accuracy of any thermometer is in a properly made ice bath. If you do this carefully, your ice bath will be 32.0°F within ±0.1°F.

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Thermal Secrets to Boiling Point Calibration

Thermal Secrets to Boiling Point Calibration

Boiling point calibration tests are tricker than ice bath tests and are unnecessary if an ice bath test proves conclusive. Water boils at 212°F at sea level, but only at sea level. Changes in atmospheric pressure at elevations above or below sea level alter the temperature at which water boils.

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Thermal Secrets to Simple Turkey – in the Fryer

Thermal Secrets to Simple Turkey – in the Fryer

On our quest to find acceptable alternatives to the traditional roasted turkey we’ve stumbled upon an aluminum pot, an open flame and several gallons of frying oil. That can only mean one thing – we’re deep frying turkey!

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A More Traditional Thanksgiving: Heritage Turkeys

A More Traditional Thanksgiving: Heritage Turkeys

Lisa McManus and the staff at America’s Test Kitchen took painstaking efforts to taste test heritage birds against mass-produced supermarket turkeys to find out if they really do taste great enough to command their premium price. Here’s what they found.

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Temperature: An Essential Ingredient for any Quality Compost Pile

Temperature: An Essential Ingredient for any Quality Compost Pile

Just like the food we eat, there are target temperatures for compost that make it both safe and productive.

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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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