Advantages of a digital thermometer for food

Pros of using a Digital Thermometer for Food

Advantages and Characteristics of Digital Food Thermometers In most regards a digital thermometer offers the same functions as a traditional thermometer. Imagine food preparation without a thermometer? There would be no safe and effective way of measuring whether food is properly cooked by visual means alone. Whether the fault of the operator or of the equipment being used, it is possible to under prepare or over prepare food. A faulty oven or grill, a miscalculation in terms of the time needed to cook could all result in spoiled or dangerous food. The only absolute way to be sure that food has been prepared properly is by using a thermometer. Advantages of a Digital Thermometer Digital thermometers tend to be easily portable and are highly accurate. They will either have a probe attached or a built in probe that is placed … Read more

What is a Thermocouple

What is a Thermocouple?

What is a Thermocouple? A type of sensor that is used to measure temperature Two wires of different metals connected together A thermometer that uses a thermocouple sensor   The Thermocouple itself is made by welding two dissimilar metal wires together, which form the point of measurement. The wires are then insulated from each other along their lengths and terminated with a connector for connection to a meter, or in our case a Hand-Held Thermometer. As the two metals in the Thermocouple are heated or cooled, they produce a very small, but measurable Voltage. Imagine this as a moving needle on an analogue meter: Movement to the left means the temperature is falling (colder) Movement to the right means the temperature is rising (hotter) The Thermometer measures this voltage, performs a calculation to correct for ambient temperature and then uses … Read more