Is a Digital Meat Thermometer Really Necessary?

At Harding The Fireplace, many of our customers are lifelong grilling enthusiasts. So many of them learned to grill as children and have been grilling since, passing on their knowledge to their children and even their grandchildren. Some old-school grillmasters might not want to adapt to a newer style and embrace the digital meat thermometer. But, this is why they absolutely should!


Take the guesswork out of determining when your steak or chicken is cooked perfectly. This is one of the most common reasons grillmasters decide to invest in a digital meat thermometer. Instead of having to check constantly, inspect the meat, and even flip it to check the other side, you can simply measure the internal temperature. This gives you more time to enjoy your sunny day grilling and drinking a cold one instead of fussing over the temperature of your food.

Food Safety

Ultimately, what it really comes down to is that meat thermometers ensure safety. It’s not just for the food on the grill; you can use it for meat you cook on your stove or in your oven. Getting an exact reading means that you’ll never have to worry about the health effects of undercooked chicken or pork ever again. Just as a reminder, the ideal and safest temperatures for cooked meats are:

  • Poultry: 165°F (75°C)
  • Steak: 145°F (65°C)
  • Ground Beef: 160°F (70°C)
  • Lamb Chops: 145°F (65°C)
  • Pork Chops: 145°F (65°C)
  • Ham: 145°F (65°C)

Food Quality

When you decide to invest in a digital meat thermometer, you’re not only increasing your food safety, but you’re also increasing the quality of your meals. Instead of having to cut a steak to see how cooked it is inside, losing the delicious juices and making it dry, you can simply take the temperature with your digital thermometer, ensuring its quality. Your food and meal standards will immediately improve when you invest in a digital thermometer!

Time to invest in a digital meat thermometer?
Check out the Accu-Probe™ Bluetooth® Thermometer!

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