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CDN InstaRead Candy & Deep Fryer Thermometer

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CDN InstaRead Candy & Deep Fryer Thermometer
 
3.0

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4.0

Handy Dandy Candy Thermometer

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from Eagle River, AK

Comments about CDN InstaRead Candy & Deep Fryer Thermometer:

My mom taught me how to make taffy, and it's a fun thing to do with a group of people. Pulling taffy is actually a great group activity. One thing mom always had in her kitchen was a candy thermometer, and I have one in my kitchen too.

The CDN Candy Thermometer has a large dial and is easy to read. It registers from between 100 to 400 degrees F. The different stages are also shown, so it takes the guess work out of making candy.

I use this when I make caramel corn, but the clip doesn't stay on my pan very well, and it doesn't keep the tip of the thermometer off the bottom of my pan. (If the tip touches the metal pan it will increase the temperature and won't give an accurate reading.)

It's pretty accurate too. I cook my caramel mixture to the medium ball stage and the thermometer is right on. Another way to check the stage without a thermometer is to drop some of the hot liquid into a cup of very cold water. If it hardens and holds its shape, it's ready.

This thermometer can be used for deep drying as well, but I only use it for candy making. It is sharp, so I appreciate the sheath that comes with it to protect it when it is in my utensil drawer. I only hand wash this instrument.

Ease of Cleaning
Hand wash, easy to do

Durability
Good, had mine for years

Design
I don't like the angel of the clip, it does not stay on my pots and allows the tip to touch the bottom of my pan.

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2.0

Candy Thermometers are a necessity for making perfect candy

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from Bentonville, AR

Comments about CDN InstaRead Candy & Deep Fryer Thermometer:

This CDN InstaRead Candy Thermometer is 7 inches long and reads the temperature instantly.  It has a large dial around 1 3/4 inches in diameter for easy reading.  It ranges from 100 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  The indicators show best temperatures for soft ball candy, hard crack, etc.  This thermometer is also useful for deep frying meat and poultry.  It comes with a long stainless-steel clip that attaches to your pan.  It comes with a 5 year warranty against defects.  It also comes with a cover for storing.

I keep my thermometer busy during my holiday baking.  I use if to make fudge, pralines, divinity, etc.  I cannot make any of these candies without a thermometer and this is one does not do the job.  I particularly like the large dial as it very easy to read.  The clip on the thermometer fits any pan and stays in place.

I recommend getting a different thermometer for candy but this one is good for deep frying.

 

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