infrared thermometer & sugar temps - any problems?
Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:02 PM
do the infrared thermometers work on sugar syrups... like when you are making a buttercream, for example? is it truly just a matter of swirling the sugar rather than just measuring the bubbly surface?
this was the reason why i hesitated to buy one but then i wound up finding one for $25. my candy thermometer doesn't work unless i tilt the sugar to the side of my pot and even then i have to flip the thermometer upside down. a minor annoyance but i'll use any excuse to buy a new toy!
any other drawbacks i should know about?
Posted 23 February 2006 - 02:30 PM
I just love cooking toys and ordered the Williams-Sonoma Thermometer whisk just for this type of thing. They are on clearance right now for $13.99 so hurry before they are gone!
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:58 AM
i love my little wonder tool, but alas it is virtually useless for cooking. however $25 later i can now verify the temp of my old, old oven where low is about 350 degrees
Would you mind sharing where you found the IR thermometer for $25?