Are instant read thermometers really instant?

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While instant read thermometers give the results quickly, they're not quite instant. Still, they're fast enough to be inserted into the food, produce a reading, and then quickly be removed.19 Mar 2021
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Head First into Boiling Water Hold the lobster around the middle to avoid those claws and put it head first into the water. It will die quickly. Boiling water is also the best way to cook the lobster so you can leave it in there and carry on the cooking process.
Head First into Boiling Water Hold the lobster around the middle to avoid those claws and put it head first into the water. It will die quickly. Boiling water is also the best way to cook the lobster so you can leave it in there and carry on the cooking process.
Hopefully, crawfish, being smaller, die quicker. ... Some countries ban boiling of crustaceans alive, requiring that cooks kill the animal prior to boiling them. Apparently there's a device you can get that will shock the head of a lobster, killing it instantly, or at least rendering it unconscious.23 Apr 2019
What if my pot roast is tough? If after cooking the pot roast, it is still tough, all you need to do is cook it longer. If the beef is still tough, it just needs more time for the braise to do it's magic and break down the connective tissues in the beef.
An instant read thermometer is exactly what it sounds like: A thermometer that reads temperatures instantly. When used correctly, it can help you make sure everything you eat and serve is safe and sanitary.2 Dec 2019
While instant read thermometers give the results quickly, they're not quite instant. Still, they're fast enough to be inserted into the food, produce a reading, and then quickly be removed.19 Mar 2021
Crabs take four to five minutes to die in boiling water, while lobsters take three minutes. ... While crabs remain silent when boiled alive, they shed their claws and legs as a defence mechanism and, because of this, are often put in fresh water and drowned for eight hours as an alternative.22 Nov 2009
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