Degree of steak doneness

Name the different degrees of doneness on a steak.
Quiz by throwaway
Last updated: December 15, 2016
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115°F (46°C)
Blue rare
125°F (52°C)
130°F (55°C)
Medium rare
140°F (60°C)
150°F (66°C)
Medium well
160°F (71°C)
Well done
>160°F (71°C)
Level 63
Dec 15, 2016
You might as well change all of the last four answers to overcooked. Anything over medium rare is a sin.
Level 72
Dec 15, 2016
I never heard the term blue rare before. As for the last one, I tried burnt, ruined, overdone. Didn't get overcooked.
Level 80
Sep 19, 2023
"Burned" got me credit for overcooked. I entered it half in jest, but am happy enough with the result.

Blue rare was the easiest for me, because that's how I always order mine. 😆

When I was a teenager (many, many years ago, now) I went to France on holiday with my family and I ordered a steak at dinner one night. The waiter asked how I wanted it, and I wasn't certain what the French word for "rare" was, so I tried explaining with a phrase, e.g.: "Euh... pas bien cuit" ("not well done")...

After a few seconds, the waiter had a moment of clarity and held up his finger, smiling at me: "Ah! 'Bleu'!"

Sounded good to me. "Oui," I enthusiastically answered, "bleu!"

Well, I got it "bleu" all right. And I'll be damned if that wasn't the best steak I've ever had in my life. Have ordered it the same way ever since.

Level 69
Mar 22, 2018
There are restaurants that use the 'blue' in their names referring to that particular degree of steak preparation.
Level 77
Sep 19, 2023
One of the best steaks I’ve ever had was actually a tuna steak. I was skeptical at first, but wow… that well-prepared medium tuna steak was amazing. I wonder what internal temperatures a tuna steak needs to hit…
Level 59
Sep 19, 2023
Please accept answers like "raw" and "burned." Requiring me to think of exactly the word you have in mind is not good quizzing.
Level 80
Sep 19, 2023
"Burned" works.

"Blue rare" is not just the word the quiz setter happens to have in mind; it's a technical(ly correct) term. "Raw" isn't the same thing; note that the category for blue rare starts at 115° (46°C). An actual raw steak (e.g.: not cooked at all, or cooked to some much lower internal temperature) is not blue rare.

Level 65
Sep 19, 2023
Well done fans, rise up.