I generally don’t care about temperature when I’m cooking. Then again, I guess that’s one of the reasons why the same dish always tastes a little different every time I make it. For those who value consistency much more than the army I feed, getting exact measurements is a necessity. And that’s where the Thermospatula can help.
A spatula with an integrated thermometer, the kitchen tool allows you to keep track of your food’s temperature during every step of cooking. That way, you know exactly when to dial down the flame, turn up the gas, dump in that last ingredient or start stirring with no guesswork involved, regardless of whether you’re making fruit jam or a special spicy sauce.
The Thermospatula features a removable stainless steel thermometer that screws in to the rear end of the handle. With a small LCD panel, you can see the exact temperature of the food (either in Celsius or Fahrenheit from -4 to 464 degrees) while you stir. The temperature probe sits inside the body of the spatula handle while in use, so it never gets dirtied up and can be removed when washing. When removed, the stainless steel probe can also be used as a meat thermometer on its own.
The spatula itself is made from heat-resistant and nonstick-safe silicone, which can handle temperatures of up to 220 degrees Centigrade. It measures 12.5 inches long and ships with a battery for the thermometer included.
You can get the Thermospatula from Lakeland, priced at £14.99.