Temperature forks (or probes) allow the cook
to test for doneness by measuring
temperature of cooking food.
The prongs of
the fork are inserted into the
food and a
built in thermometer displays
how well it
is done. They can be used either
or outside on the grill. They
come in a range
of prices depending on the variety
offered. The following should
when buying a temperature testing
- Check the material the fork or probe is made
from. Better types have heat resistant stainless
steel prongs that can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
- Is the temperature gauge easy to read? Better
models have digital displays.
- How is the fork or probe programmed? Do you
need to know the temperature of the cooked
food or can you simply choose the food and
how well you want it done? How many levels
of doneness are there?
Remember to check to see if batteries are