4/18/19

48 Best Kitchen Tool: Thermometer {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Checking the temp of cooled milk for yogurt

An accurate kitchen thermometer is an essential tool, from candy making, yogurt, to checking the internal temperature of cooked meats when baking, smoking or grilling.

Checking the internal temp of cooked Pork Loin with LavaTools thermometer

I own several thermometers, each with a specific purpose. You do not want a cheap thermometer; you will get what you pay for. My $15 Pyrex digital thermometer only lasted two years.
You will want a thermometer that is:

  • Accurate
  • Easy to read
  • Fast (digital)
  • Splash-proof or waterproof
  • Good warranty
 Glass thermometers are great for deep frying or making candy, as they clip on the side and can withstand high temperatures for long periods of time.


Making caramels
Digital thermometers, such as this Thermapen, measure temperatures quickly and accurately, with 3-4 second readings. It is a very popular choice with America's Test Kitchen and chefs. It feels heavy duty, the display can be read vertically/horizontally, and has a backlight for easy reading.
Testing the Keep Warm setting on my Instant Pot cooker
When I need a probe thermometer for cooking a turkey in the oven, smoking meats or grilling, this ThermoPro Wireless digital thermometer is my choice. I can clip the monitor onto my belt or have it on the counter, up to 300 feet away and it will beep when the internal temp is reached. This is the thermometer I used for testing my Instant Pot steam temp for canning.
Heating goat milk for yogurt
For everyday use in my kitchen, this is my overall favorite: LavaTools instant read thermometer. It's compact, fast, accurate, has decimal readings, splash resistant, and budget-friendly. It even has a magnet, so you know where it is at all times. I've had my LavaTools thermometer since 2015 and it works GREAT!

Instant Pot Ultra with LavaTools digital thermometer
Since I love my LavaTools thermometer, here's your chance to win your own LavaTools digital thermometer!
Giveaway begins April 19, 2019 and ends April 26, 2019.
Open to residents of the US 18 and over, winner will be notified via email.

Enjoy!



48 comments:

  1. Meats are my biggest use.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've been making homemade marshmallow a LOT lately (three recipes just today that call for it in various forms!) so a digital thermometer is a must around here!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Always looking for a great thermometer

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love making yogurt been wanting to try boil methid this would be great

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have a very old fashioned meat thermometer that never gives the same reading twice. I would definitely use my new thermometer for testing meats!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yogurt and meat, also for yeast bread making.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the digital thermometer with the magnet. I only have the glass candy kind.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've been thinking about taking the plunge and trying the boil method for my yogurt. Thanks for the recommendations!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Our digital thermometer just died!! This would be perfect. We mainly use it for meats but I’d be interested in trying some other uses.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I currently make yogurt using the cold method. I would love to try the alternate way as well and a good digital thermometer would help immensely.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I use them to test the temperature of meats, mostly. I also use them in candy-making around the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I would definitely would use this for my meats.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've been needing debating what kind of kitchen thermometer to get - this is helpful and exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm a newbie and I'm learning a lot about what I need to get for the different recipes you can make in the Instapot
    Looks like a digital thermometer is a must have. Good Luck to everyone entering!

    ReplyDelete
  15. We have a fairly new oven, but things just don't seem to be completely done as they should in the time given in recipes. This includes frozen items/meals as well. We have a thermometer inside the oven and it shows the correct temps on thing, but it's frustrating to think something is done, only to find out after pulling it out and then finding it's not even hot in the center. I even had this happen to my lasagna not long ago. SO frustrating.

    I think a digital thermometer would come in extremely handy in my kitchen. Using a regular food thermometer takes longer and when you need to check multiple areas for something to check uniformly cooked to temp, a digital thermometer would be a huge benefit. It could be used on almost everything cooked in this oven to be sure my meals are actually hot and cooked through, whether meats or casseroles even.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love to have a digital thermometer for my meats especially but be great for making my yummy yogurt in my IP Lux.

    ReplyDelete
  17. For me it would be used for Meat. I'll be honest I do your cold start and love it.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have this one glass thermometer that I use for canning and yogurt. I bought it at a thrift store when I first moved out of my parents 12 years ago. Now the handle is broken so I have to hold it when checking temperatures. A digital thermometer would be nice.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Meats is a big one for me as well as yogurt. I would love to try out the boil method using a digital thermometer!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I wonder if this would work for candy making? It's killing my meat thermometers!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would LOVE to get into making candies but need a good thermometer.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I use a digital thermometer checking doneness in meat.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you for all the useful information you give us, love our Frieda loves bread.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow! What a wealth of information. Only thermometer we have around here is a candy one for making fudge

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would us it for pork since I tend to overcook it.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have the glass thermometer for making candy. The digital ones look awesome, this blog has been very help on getting a digital one. Thanks Frieda.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I use mine mostly on meat.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I use the thermometer for boil method yogurt.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would use it to get my meat temperatures right.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I’d love a thermometer for meat to make sure it is a safe temp!

    ReplyDelete
  31. That Lavatool Thermometer looks awesome. Would be great to have.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Meat, yogurt, etc. the sky’s the limit!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I don't have a thermometer, ask this would really come on handy

    ReplyDelete
  34. Two things: #1 How did I not think about "magneting" my thermometer to my pot?!? We store it on our magnetic spice rack so it isn't like I didn't know it could do that��. #2 if I got a second thermometer, I could finally stop having to frantically clean meat gunk off our current one because someone (cough, husband, cough) tosses it back in the drawer without cleaning...

    ReplyDelete
  35. I’ve never used a digital thermometer. Only old fashioned dial read. Digital would be wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  36. Mine just bit the dust, so a new one would be great. I use it mostly for meats, but I have also used it in baking

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Congratulations! Your name was randomly selected to win a LavaTools digital thermometer. Enjoy! :-)

      Delete
  37. I've never used a cooking thermometer! I want to learn to make yogurt, so I might be needing one!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would use this for all of my meats. I'm always so paranoid about the inside temp.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Cooking and making coffee

    ReplyDelete
  40. Eager to use my Instant Pot to make yogurt!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'd mainly use the thermometer for making yogurt. My husband has one he claims as his own for grilling, so I'd have one, too, I watched your video on making yogurt in the Instant Pot and enjoyed it very much. I've made yogurt a few times, but still learned more.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I make yogurt and sourdough bread every week...this thermometer would be great!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I'd use this mainly for my chicken that I cook. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  44. This would be handy to take camping when we cook our food we could make sure it's really done - esp with foil dinners!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I would teach my 12 yo granddaughter use it. I do NOT like to cook but realize I am doing her a disservice by not being a good example, especially since she is showing an interest. We are learning together! Thank you for all the wonderful information and recipes you share on your website.

    ReplyDelete
  46. My husband and I love usually do it for us in the way that my grandmother taught me with the tiny finger of a thermometer, thanks. 😋🙏🏻

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover