Care & Usage: 1.Meat must be entirely thawed before inserting the thermometer. 2. Insert thermometer approximately 2 inches into the center of the thickest part of the meat, avoid touching bones, fat or gristle. 3. Preheat oven to 325 degree F or the recommended temperature as specified by your recipe. 4. Red pointer indicates food temperature while gray pointer indicates Internal Cooking Temperature Guide. 5. If desired temperature is not reached, return meat to oven for further cooking. Recheck until correct temperature is reached. 6. Do not immerse in water, wipe clean with a damp cloth. Stem may be cleaned with alcohol to disinfect.