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Digital kitchen timer and thermometer simply makes cooking a delicious turkey on the barbecue grill easy

Updated on February 13, 2015

Barbecueing, Grilling, and Smoking

Imagine for a moment, you press the igniter switch on your gas barbecue grill. Immediately, the grill’s smoking hot burners ignite and burn perfectly. You adjust the flame; allow the grill to heat up while you get the meat and veggies ready to cook. Now you might just be a professional chef, and can tell simply by looking when food is perfectly cooked, or rely on the feel of the food. However, most of us simply need an easier way to tell when our food is ready to take off the grill.

Set the timer and barbecue perfectly every time

Cooking burgers, chops, skinless chicken breast and corn on the cob is easy.  With the grill at the proper temp. Set the timer, close the lid and wait.
Cooking burgers, chops, skinless chicken breast and corn on the cob is easy. With the grill at the proper temp. Set the timer, close the lid and wait.

Cookin on the barbie

Cooking on the Barbecue grill for many of us self-proclaimed backyard chefs, come on, be honest you know who you are, is all about the food tasting great, and being perfectly cook. How many times have you caught your self-going on about how great your barbecue ribs and chicken are, or your secret rub recipe. Granted the seasonings are what make the food taste delicious, but if the chicken is raw, or the steak burned beyond recognition, let us face it, that is not good eats.

OK, I know there are some of us who prefer to cook low and slow, while there are just as many of us backyard chefs, that simply like to cook fast, searing in all the juices and flavors they contain, when grilling steaks, chops, chicken and eggplant, zucchini, and corn on the cob. I simply have to ask you, is your mouth watering yet, I know mine is.

Getting the most out of your high-end gas grill

We simply do not give it a second thought when it comes to investing our hard-earned money on a high quality gas grill. With stainless steel or brass burners, stainless steel or cast iron grates, and great controls for the burners. Side burners, warming racks, built in thermometers and rotisseries round out the high-end features most of us simply refuse to do without. Why is it we must have these features, simple, so we can cook better, look better doing it and above all feel better about standing in front of the latest and greatest shiny object.

With all these great features working in our favor, how can we go wrong? We have the heat under control after all, with the help of our high efficient, easy to adjust controls for the burners on our gas grill. Chicken not cooked long enough is raw and will turn your guest’s stomach or worse make them sick. On the other hand, cooking a chicken breast to long and it will be like trying to eat the tire off a mountain bike. I think you will agree, neither are good eats, so what do we do to fix the problem?

Smoke like a pro

The unbelievably easy and inexpensive solution is simply use a digital kitchen timer. These kitchen gadgets are a backyard grill masters best friend, I assure you. For the barbecue chef that likes to cook ribs, brisket and pork butts low and slow, there are digital thermometers equipped with probes and digital timers in one small easy to read package.

Any grill master worth their tongs and spatula knows, when you open your grill, you lose all the heat and flavor filled smoke. With a digital kitchen timer and thermometer with probe, my Weber Genesis gas grill and I grill a delicious thanksgiving turkey without the need of constantly opening the grill.

I simply set the digital kitchen timer, rely on the constant heat from the Weber gas grill, and the temperature probe equipped with a wireless remote to keep me informed. When the digital thermometer reaches 170f degrees, a buzzer on the remote sounds off, telling me, the bird is done.

Make your next bbq a special event

On those occasions when the menu includes, burgers, hotdogs and bratwurst, I rely on a digital kitchen timer and it will work for you to. With the burner controls on your barbecue, grill set on medium high heat, somewhere around, 375f. Simply put the burgers and bratwurst on the stainless steel or cast iron cooking grate. The hotdogs on the warming rack and close the lid. Next, set your digital kitchen timer for five minutes. Now you can just wait for the alarm to sound, or work on a salad or cool refreshing beverage. When the alarm sounds open the grill, turn the burgers and dogs, reset the timer for another five minutes, and enjoy another beverage while you wait for the alarm to sound, the burgers and dogs are ready.

Do yourself and your guests a favor, become a better cook, and manage your time all with the help of an inexpensive digital kitchen timer. Enjoy the party and relax, no more burned or undercooked food for less money than you would spend on a good bottle of wine. Now that is an awesome deal, wouldn’t you agree?

Best of luck at your next barbecue, Mike

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      8 years ago

      When it comes to Barbecue grill, it is very important to control the flame and timing. I've tried personally many times the grill food is overdone. Wasted my effort for marinating and preparing the food for few days. I'm glad that you share a piece of information that helps us a lot.

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      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      kowality, you mean the secret is in the sauce? Thanks for stoping by and your comment.

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      8 years ago from Everywhere

      This looks like a great idea - And when all else is chaos around the cook, this will help them stay away from that charred presentation that always needs extra mayonnaise and ketchup to 'fix.' Great hub - helpful and useful! Good job!

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      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      I agree we can do several things at the same time. For me, when I am cooking dinner for the wife and kids. There are several things cooking at the same time, pasta on the cooktop, bread in the oven and chicken on the barbecue grill.

      Everything has different cooking times, and I must admit, I can be a bit forgetful at times. To keep me on task, and not burning the bread, chicken or pasta I have several digital kitchen timers I rely on. Thenks hubpageswriter, sandyspider and habee for stoping by and your comments...

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Too cool! Great idea!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I never thought about a timer for the grill. But it makes sense. I use the timer on my stove all the time. Great hub.

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      8 years ago

      This is indeed a very useful hub. Trying to gauge the amount of pressure to cook our foods may make us none too sure of things sometimes, but with a digital kitchen timer makes cooking easy and there's no hassle on checking the time every time. We can even do two things at one time. Great hub.:)

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      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      The first time I used my digital kitchen timer with a wireless remote and thermometer and probe it was to grill a turkey. It worked great. So much so I now use it all the time, on the grill, or in the oven in the kitchen. Thanks for stoping by and sharing your comments Pamela99.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I didn't know a thermometer like this existed. This thermometer looks like a great gadget.

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      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      katiem2, great to hear from you. Try grilling a turkey, get the coals right, set your digital kitchen timer, set back and enjoy a cool beverage.

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      WOW what a great resource and so glad I say you while hopping the feed today. The digital kitchen timer makes cooking on the barbecue grill easy is information I can put to good use this time of year as I love to use my smoker but never sure when it's really done!


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