Thermapen users: how do YOU clean the probe after inserting it in meat that's not done
- kimeats Apr 25, 2014 05:46 AM
Just wondering if everyone uses the wipes they sell or some other kind of spray cleaner or sponge and dish soap or what.
I haven't yet come up with the perfect answer :(
For home use, I just run it under hot water, maybe a little dish soap, wipe with a paper towel. The probe is stainless steel, so it's not going to absorb anything.
The wipes look like they would be a good idea if you are using it in a food service environment or outside away from a kitchen.
I keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol under the sink, and use a paper towel dipped in it to wipe the thermometer probe after it's been in meat.
I don't remember cleaning if it's if it's beef or pork
if it's chicken, I wash with fresh hot soapy sponge and rinse with water