Have you ever made candy by yourself and end up with overcooking, burning or scorching? Or if you are planning to make candy at home, you both need a candy thermometer to help you know the right temperature avoid overcooking and then wasting large batches of sugar.
The main purpose of a candy thermometer is measuring the temperature of sugar solution when you are cook. Making candy requires precision of temperature depend on the type of candy you will be making and the receipt that you choose.
#1 Analog Or Digital?
Analog candy thermometers are cheaper and more popular than the digital one. They contain a spirit inside that will raises up and go down to read the temperature. It is made of metal or glass and will take a few minutes in the solution to read the right temperature.
Digital candy thermometers usually come with additional features and benefits. They are also read and deliver electronic results. Some of them have a warning function or indicator light will beep when your solution nears a certain temperature. They are more expensive and also more accurate and faster as well.
The most important feature when looking for the best candy thermometer is the high accuracy of the measurement. Before buying, you should test this thermometer. If this device cannot give you accurate results, it may the waste investments.
After buying, the thermometer also needs frequent calibration to achieve this accuracy. You can use boil water to verify your thermometer.
You should choose the thermometer that long enough to safely touch the bottom of your pan (or pot) and also enough for you to read the temperature as well.