I discovered DH has one of these nifty gadgets in his toolbox and had seen a TV segment where they used this while making candy.
The thermometer features clear temperature markings and measures from 60 to 400 degrees fahrenheit and 20 to 200.To reduce guesswork, the face is labeled with the appropriate temperature ranges for hot holding, caramelizing, and deep frying with temperatures ranging from 100 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
A simple concordance of butter, sugar, walnuts and chocolate yields a rich, indulgent toffee.Along with chocolate and candy corn, Halloween candy apples are an absolute staple of Halloween.You can test the accuracy of your candy thermometer by inserting it into a saucepan of cold water.It has a pivoting, LCD digital display that shows current and target temperatures, and will beep and flash as you approach and reach the desired temperature.
Candy thermometers: These thermometers can usually clip onto the sides of pots and pans, so you can keep a constant eye on temperature while doing high-temperature tasks like deep-frying and boiling sugar.If you are making sugar based candies, the one item you simply cannot do without is a good candy thermometer.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by Tamrn02 from Broken The thermometer glass part broke on the first day.Used per directions, the two I have (one is instant read, the other a Polder digital) will give two different readings.
If the readings are 100o C or 212o F, you have found yourself an accurate candy thermometer and you should not hesitate to purchase it.Old-fashioned candy recipes With prime candy-making season gearing up, CDN has introduced a new Digital Candy Thermometer (DTC450) with lighter weight and lots of convenient features.