You Asked, Keegan Answered: How to Calibrate a Thermometer

Posted on September 21, 2012
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A thermometer is a valuable tool to have in any kitchen. Many recipes list precise internal cooking temperatures, and there’s really no way to nail the recipe without knowing this information as you go. And speaking of nailing it, how do you know that your thermometer is showing the right temperature?

The answer to this is: calibration. That’s right, you need to calibrate a thermometer before you start using it. Once calibrated, you’re in business.

To illustrate how to do this, we asked celebrity chef Keegan Gerhard to show us how he calibrates thermometers in his kitchen.

Gather up the below items and watch the video below and learn how to calibrate a thermometer today!

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Maggie is the Director of Marketing at, a pescetarian and a newly minted DIY and home cook extraordinaire. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and very cute puppy, Puka.

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