Food Thermometers Ready and Calibrated

Make sure you have your thermometers available and calibrated. You can calibrate a thermometer by using the “Ice Point Method”  To do this, 

  • Pack a small hotel pan/container with ice.
  • Add water to fill all the air gaps between the ice.
  • Insert the thermometer in the ice, do not touch the bottom or sides of the container. 
  • The thermometer should read 32°F (0°C)

You should also have a supply of probe wipes to sanitize the thermometer before and after each use.

Note: Some probe thermometers are instant read.

Bi-metallic stem thermometers require up to 10 seconds in the ice bath, for the accurate temperature, and they must be submerged to the dimple that is located on the stem.

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