I’m tossing most of my other food thermometers.
I tried out my newest kitchen tool, a Professional Secrets Kitchen Thermometer, when I roasted a turkey, Thursday. I loved it.
I liked that the probe was long and very thin so it didn’t cause holes where I was checking the temperature. I was doing a fresh turkey this year so it didn’t have the pop-up gadget that indicated when a turkey was ready. That was fine. They weren’t very reliable in the past.
What I didn’t take into consideration was that the sensitive temperature point of the Professional Secrets thermometer was at the tip so I pushed it in too far when I first tried it out. But as I got used to handling it and reading its digital head on top I figured out the best depth in the breast and thigh.
My turkey was small and the thin metal probe is about four inches. The entire thermometer from probe tip to the top of the digital head is about nine inches. I also like that the reading is instant in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
Now I can hardly wait to use it on the roasts I will be doing this holiday season.
I heard about the Professional Secrets thermometer back in August so was excited when it finally arrived in November in time for Thanksgiving.
The good points are that it’s long enough for large turkeys but can also be used with sauces and desserts. It’s digital and sensitive so readings are fast. Fortunately it came with a sheath for storage in my utility drawer.
What users need to know is that because the reading is fast, you can miss what it says and so will likely be hitting the button more than once to check the temperature.
Potential users should know there are limited stores that carry the product but it can be found on line at amazon.co.uk .
In the United State, it can be found at The Chopping Block, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654, a highly regarded cooking tools shop with excellent classes and demonstrations.
Other store locations are mostly in Scandinavian countries and Germany and can be found at Professional Secrets. The stores are likely in those countries whose chefs and designers worked on the thermometer’s three-year-development process. The price when checked on Nov. 24, 2018 was 99 Euros or $112.95.