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The Joy of Cooking

I am been at this Egg thing for 2 1/2 years (still learning tons). I love tools (toys) of the trade and have a few that I can't live without.  My favorite HANDS DOWN is my Thermapen MK4, what a game changer. (I admit I might have posted something like this in the past - Sorry). The MK4 was one of my early purchases (thanks to you all) and it has single handedly changed my cooking. I no longer (well not always) over cook my chicken and steak. Before I got the MK4 I had no idea the importance of 135 and 165 (Steak/Chicken).  Last night I cooked Chicken Leg quarters with Dizzy Dust, my family says this is the best tasting meal I have ever cooked.  I pretend like I had something to do with it, but I know without the Egg, Dizzy Dust and the MK4 I would have had - overcooked blain chicken that we ate but never enjoyed.  If you don't have one you have to get one.  Since I first got one I have given 4 as presents, I hope they know that an amazing tool they have...
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Comments

  • Gman2Gman2 Posts: 402
    I thought this thread was going to be about that old cookbook. Hard to beat a good thermapen. Nice job on the chicken.
    LBGE, Mechanicsville, Va., LBGE, Duck, NC, XLBGE Wake, Va.
  • Gman2 said:
    I thought this thread was going to be about that old cookbook. Hard to beat a good thermapen. Nice job on the chicken.
    “The Joy of Thermapen” would have been more apt. 
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,140
    Completely agree -- I never would have guessed how hugely important it has become to me in cooking, whether on the BGE or in the kitchen.  And I've given some away as presents, too.  I take it with me traveling in case I do some cooking!  Love that thing.
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,739
    I bought one after seeing Alton Brown use one on his first Good Eats show. I would say it’s my most important tool and that includes my eggs. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • ElijahElijah Posts: 293
    Agreed. People look at me crazy when I say I spent a hundo on a thermometer. Worth every penny and at one point I had an MK3 and 4.
  • Theophan said:
    Completely agree -- I never would have guessed how hugely important it has become to me in cooking, whether on the BGE or in the kitchen.  And I've given some away as presents, too.  I take it with me traveling in case I do some cooking!  Love that thing.
    I travel with a thermometer as well. I take my Thermopop, which is smaller and much less expensive (which is a plus if it was to get lost or left behind somewhere).
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,946
    Gave my younger son a Thermopen for Christmas a few years ago when he was working as a cook. The other kids hot Thermopops. They all were delighted. My wife, who is not much of a cook, found ours to be indispensable.

    Something else you might like to get into. Buy a small mortar and pestle, and some whole spices. The flavor & aroma from fresh crushed is often amazing.
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