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Grill with the Right Tools!

Grab the tongs, platters, spatulas, and don’t forget a food thermometer! Taking the temperature of food is the safest way to check for doneness.

The best types of thermometers for grilling are digital instant-read thermometers or the thermometer-fork combination. Both read temperature in less than 10 seconds. Insert it into the thickest part of the food, but work well for thin foods too.

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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