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.