Thermometer recommendations: instant vs. candy


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Thermometer recommendations: instant vs. candy

arielleeve | Nov 4, 2013 11:53 AM

Looking to purchase a new thermometer. Right now I have a generic candy thermometer I bought at Bed Bath and Beyond, but the lettering is wearing off so it's becoming useless.

I don't eat meat, so I have never had much of a need for an instant-read thermometer. I mostly use a thermometer for deep-frying and/or cooking things like caramel, ice cream, etc.

But, the instant read seems appealing for the few times I cook things like breads or cakes which you can perfect by using a temperature to gauge their 'doneness.' However, I'm not sure whether I can still use an instant-read for deep-frying and stovetop cooking.

Thoughts? Recommendations for a good thermometer that will serve my purposes?

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