What kind of thermometer is best for frying?

Chef's answer
Materials. Most deep-fry thermometers feature a stainless steel outer casing and probe. Stainless steel is incredibly durable, isn't prone to stains, and can withstand high temperatures, so it's an ideal material for a thermometer.22 Dec 2020
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He says the keys to keeping it from sticking are:
  • heat a heavy pan to a high heat (use an oil with a very high smoke point - he used canola but added a bit of butter)
  • dredge lightly with a bit of flour (shake off excess)
  • jiggle the pan around a lot for the first 10 seconds or so after adding the fish, skin-side down!
  • 17 Oct 2011
    1. Add oil or butter to a large cast-iron or stainless-steel skillet and place over medium heat. Gently divide ground beef into four small piles of around 8 ounces each, and then lightly form these into thick patties of around 3? inches in diameter, like flattened meatballs.30 Jun 2014
    Stainless steel pans look smooth, but the cooking surface actually has tiny pores. When you heat the pan, the steel expands and the pores shrink. The shrinking pores grip onto the food, causing it to stick. To prevent sticking, preheat the pan to medium, then add ample oil, then add the food.
    Stainless steel pans and surfaces are the best for browning ingredients-and since they're usually uncoated, unlike nonstick varieties, they are more durable and resistant to slip-ups in the kitchen.16 Jul 2019
    Do we really need seasoning of the stainless steel pan? The short answer is no. It is beneficial to season your stainless steel skillet regularly and it works really well! However, over time, you can learn to manage the heat and use the pan without seasoning and with a little oil.24 Jul 2019
    Stainless Steel Conducts Heat Better And More Evenly. Cast iron, conversely, tends to get hot where it's directly heated and stay cold where it's not. Stainless steel pans are better for novice cooks, too, since they'll adjust to temperature changes quickly.Dec 15, 2017
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