Candy thermometer?

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by foodspirit, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. foodspirit

    foodspirit

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    Hey guys,

    I am looking to do some cooking in a small saucepan with coconut oil. I will be using only 3 to 4 tablespoons of it at a time so I need a thermometer that will be able to read in that small amount of oil and that is it. I was looking online for a place to buy this and many of the candy thermometers I came across said the heat sensor was 2.5 inches up the thermometer, which I know is too big for my small amounts. 

    Also, is the candy thermometer the best route to go? I am still learning many of the simple things about cooking so don't hesitate to critique or correct me. 

    I was looking at amazon and found a few but some of the reviews on those things made me nervous. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. chefrdollar

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    I would invest in a immersion probe, obviously a candy thermometer won't work with such a small amount of oil.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW
     
  3. chefdave11

    chefdave11 Banned

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    I can't even visualize being able to temp such a small amount of oil accurately.  All I can see is the pan itself being temped.

    What are you making that's requiring this?