This type of thermistor-style thermometers
uses a resistor to measure the temperature. The resistor is made of
ceramic semiconductor bonded in the tip with temperature sensitive
epoxy. The time taken to register the temperature on its digital display
is about 10 seconds and the thickness of the probe is approximately 1/8
inch. Thermistor thermometers are suitable for both thin and thick foods
as the semiconductor is at the tip of the thermometer.
As it is usually cooler for food at the
center of the surface compared to the outer, the thermometer tip should
be placed in the center of the thickest part of the food.
Thermistor thermometers are not designed to
be left in the food while cooking. They should be used to check for the
final cooking temperatures at the end of the cooking time. Remember to
check the temperature before the food is expected to finish cooking to