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This may be the single most important page on this entire website because you cannot be a good cook if you cannot control temperature. Unfortunately, with today’s food supply, undercooking dinner can do more than ruin your meal, it can kill you. And overcooking can ruin pretty expensive meat. A good digital thermometer is an essential tool that every kitchen or backyard barbecue should have on hand. You will be amazed at how having good digital thermometers can improve your cooking. Dial thermometers are technology from the 1800s and they are often waaaay off. Cooking without good digital thermometers is like driving at night without headlights. Our electrical engineer has tested more than 100 with precision instruments and used them in real life situations. Don’t be making excuses for overcooked expensive meat, or apologies in the hospital.
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Some of our favorite Platinum and Gold Medal winners, perfect gifts for the grillmaster or pitmaster. No ugly ties here!
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Published On: 2/20/2019 Last Modified: 4/26/2023
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