Please Advise Me On A Thermometer

Sugar Work By denno Updated 31 Dec 2014 , 8:32pm by JustGoodFood

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denno Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 5:55am
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Hi there

Internet research and my wife's wishes are getting me A) nuts B) nowhere!


She wants a digital candy thermometer, and I think she wants to be able to program a temperature in.  Pretty well everything I see, good reviews and all, seem to be preprogrammed with 7-14 set temperatures or candy stages.  I think we want one that clips on, though I could probably rig a clip.


Mostly we make fudge and peanut brittle. 


Do we need to set a personal-favorite temperature, or do you all use the stage system?


If there's a programmable one out there, can you recommend one?


Time (and temperature!) are of the essence, as the Christmas baking season will be any minute in this house.


Thanks in advance.



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sannalee Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 10:11am
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I've been using this one for the past 6 months with good success on fudge, brittle ect.

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JustGoodFood Posted 31 Dec 2014 , 8:32pm
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The iGrill is very nice in that it connects to your smart phone or tablet to show exact temperature profiles and time through the cooking process, but unfortunately you need to keep your device out and calls or other activity can be a big distraction while you're trying to cook.  We use it for making caramel.


The mini is $40, and doesn't include a display so you need to use your device.  The 2 includes a display but runs $100:

They also have a candy probe for $30 which I have yet to try:


Here's a less costly option that has a digital timer with the temperature probe on amazon:

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