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For years I've been buying just about any candy thermometer I see anywhere .... they  have never cost over $5, but I buy one after another.  I always use two at a time and usually they have
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Candy thermometer

posted at 12/12/2013 8:55 PM EST
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For years I've been buying just about any candy thermometer I see anywhere .... they  have never cost over $5, but I buy one after another.  I always use two at a time and usually they have temps fairly apart.  So I toss one after the other.
Tonight I saw this one on ebay .... $20...... I bought it.  Maybe it will do a good job and last awhile.


Re: Candy thermometer

posted at 12/13/2013 9:57 AM EST
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I still use my Grandma's candy thermometer - works great!!

Re: Candy thermometer

posted at 12/13/2013 12:02 PM EST
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Taylor is a good brand. 
You can always check the accuracy of a thermometer, place it in boiling water.  If the temp reads 212 degrees F it is accurate.  You can always add or subtract from the temperature shown if it is different.  That way you can still use the thermometer.  
Have you tried the digital ones?  Not sure if they are any better,  just more expensive. 

Re: Candy thermometer

posted at 12/13/2013 2:15 PM EST
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I use the same one I have  had for years.

Re: Candy thermometer

posted at 12/13/2013 5:04 PM EST
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I had to replace mine a year ago, and what you got is the same as what I bought. It's a little tricky to clean, especially hardened English toffee, but for the most part I like it.

Re: Candy thermometer

posted at 12/16/2013 6:42 AM EST
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Verlee --- I know about hardened toffee - yuk.    When I pull the thermometer out of that stuff I put it in something full of water - something like a measuring cup.   They soak totally free of that candy in 5 or 6 minutes.  Then I can hit with some soap and water, dry them and put them away.

Speaking of toffee .......... I think today I'll make yet another batch of Judy O's peanut brittle.  That is GOOD.

Re: Candy thermometer

posted at 12/16/2013 8:17 AM EST
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Use of a candy thermometer helps to make the finished candy product as good as it can be.

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