Knowing if a piece of meat is done or not can make or break a meal. There are numerous different schools of thought on if meat is done. Some say you can cook based on time, others say cut the meat and take a peak, and still others say touch it and firmer means more done. All of those may be true to an extent, but the absolute best way to tell if meat is done is with an instant read thermometer.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using an instant read thermometer: