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How do I know when my food is done?


Many foods will finish cooking when the internal temperature of the food hits near 212°F/100°C. This means that steam is a strong indicator of a dish's progress. Noticing smell is another easy and surprisingly intuitive way to judging your food's progress, just make sure not to burn your nose! Give it a couple tries and you'll be a pro. 

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    Anaya Meszoros

    I currently use a thermometer with an internal probe,wire to the thermometer outside. Bought it at Walmart. I set my temp and it beeps when it reaches that temp. A similar devise might work on this one.

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    Peter Goodman

    infra red no touch thermometers are now pretty cheap on eBay. Just open, point and press.

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    Tom Duncan
    E-Bay, sounds good. Thanks! Tom.
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    Glen Gleaves

    Although infrared thermometers are helpful, when checking steaming foods the temp they're usually reading is usually the rapidly cooling vapor temperature floating above the cooking food. I use my infrared therm to check the empty inside tube temp before cleaning it to avoid thermal shock. I don't think there's a good substitute for a contact thermometer. The Walmart unit- is the probe or cable small enough to safely fit through the steam vent?