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This review is from: Mastrad Roasting Thermo-Sensor (Kitchen & Home)
Difficult to know weather to give this 3 or 5 stars, On one hand it's the best thing I've brought for the kitchen and because of it we cook perfect meat everytime, being able to see the temperature while the meat is in the oven is 100 times more useful than any thermometer I've used before. I'd recommend a product like this to anyone. So I'm tempted to give it 5 stars.
On the other hand though it has built in temperatures for each type of meat and ammount of doneness and for me these temperatures are very far from correct. Of course everyone has a different opinion as to what consitutes rare, medium etc but there temperatures seem to be alot higher than anywhere else I've looked, this is further compounded by the fact that you should leave meat to rest for a while after cooking to enjoy it at it's best, while resting especially under foil the internal temperature will continue to rise quite significantly. If you use their rare setting, take it out when the alarm goes off and then rest on a warm plate under foil you'll end up with something much closer to medium.
Of course it has a manual setting for temperature so once you have used it a couple of times you will soon see what temperature makes the perfect meat for you and from that point on you'll cook perfect steaks, joints etc everytime. A perfect fillet rare steak awaits me tonight with rosmary butter and new potatos, bliss :-) Still going to give it 5 stars though, the problem is quickly over come and perhaps others will concider their temperatures bang on.