What is a Broiler?
A broiler is not the same as an oven. A broiler is an element inside the oven. The oven cooks your food by surrounding it with hot air produced by the heating element. A broiler exposes your food to high, direct heat, much like cooking on a grill.
Most ovens have a broiler that is located inside the main part of the oven or in a separate compartment underneath. Broilers inside the oven usually have a dedicated heating element.
When the broiler-heating element is on the top of the oven, you will need to move a rack to the top-most position to use it. In other ovens, the broiler is a separate compartment underneath the actual oven, and it uses the oven’s bottom heating element.
Some ovens have broil settings with only high and low temperature options, typically around 450 and 550 degrees Fahrenheit. The low setting slowly cooks meat, helping to retain juices. You can use lower broil settings to cook kebabs or juicy cuts. Low broil is best for thicker slices of meat and other items that need thorough cooking.
On the other hand, high broil settings can reach temperatures around 550 degrees Fahrenheit. High broil will crisp up meat and retain its natural juices. For thin cuts of meat, we recommend using the high broil setting for a short duration.
How to Broil in an Oven
Find the "Broil" setting on your oven control panel and turn it on. Preheat the broiler for about 5 minutes before placing your food inside. Preheat times may vary depending on your oven, so consult your user guide to know how much time you need.
2. Choose the Right Cookware
If your oven doesn't come with a broiler pan, you can use a shallow metal pan that can withstand high heat without warping, along with a broiler rack to prevent meat from sitting in its juices. You can also use a cast iron skillet to broil meat.
3. Insert meat thermometer into the Chicken
Insert the wireless meat thermometer into the meat, preferably in a thicker section. Then open the mobile app and set your desired temperature. Armeator One can withstand ambient temperatures up to 932℉, so you don't need to worry about it getting damaged from the high oven heat.
After completing the above steps, all you need to do is wait. Once your chicken reaches the temperature you've set, your phone will notify you with an alert sound.
1. Avoid using glass, nonstick, or enamel-coated cookware in the broiler and always check that your heat pad is dry.
2. Bring all foods to room temperature before broiling, as this promotes even cooking. Pat foods dry before cooking to remove marinades or moisture.
3. After broiling, wipe down the interior of the broiler once it's cool enough. This will prevent things from getting messier and prepare you for the next delicious chicken dinner.