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  Why Should I Use a Food Thermometer?

It is important to use a food thermometer when cooking hamburger patties because color is NOT a sure sign that your hamburger is cooked thoroughly. Use a food thermometer to make sure your family's burgers are safely cooked to 160F. You will be keeping your family safe while serving them the perfect burger!

Using a food thermometer prevents over cooking because you know exactly when the meat is done.

"I use a food thermometer
to keep my family safe."

"Using a food thermometer is the best thing
I can do for my family to keep them
safe and still ensure a juicy burger."

 

There are risks associated with eating undercooked ground beef.

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