Cooking means constant self-tutoring. The tutor speculates about the actual temperature of a warm object.
Yesterday I took a glass casserole dish of mac and cheese from the oven. Its baking temp was 177C.
An hour later, most of the mac and cheese had been served from the dish. Moving it, I was surprised how warm it still was to the touch.
Yet, how warm was it? I didn’t have a convenient way of measuring, so I opened a browser tab and found rc.rynryder.com, whose members seem to agree that about 60C is dangerous to touch for more than a second or two.
The casserole dish wasn’t hot; rather, just surprisingly warm. I’d estimate it was about 40C.
Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.