Accurate temperatures, both in the oven and the turkey are important for quality and safety. A meat thermometer is the cook's best friend when it comes time to prepare a meal. Here are some guidelines to ensure thermometers are properly used.
Check the oven thermostat and oven temperature to verify the oven setting. Recalibrate if necessary because a 25 degrees F variation can make a five percent difference in cooked turkey yield. An oven that is too hot will dry and shrink the bird.
Recent NTF surveys indicate only 36 percent of home cooks use a meat thermometer to determine...Read More