I've seen a few things about people using their digital instant read thermometers (the kind with the probe on a lead) for candy too; does this work well?
Sent by Sara
Editor: We are actually in the market for a digital candy thermometer too, Sara, so while we don't have any answers, we're very curious what the readers will say!
Digital candy/fry thermometers — any advice?
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