Originally Posted by GotGarlic
An instant-read thermometer for meat should work for water, too. Do you have one of those?
. I have a couple of old meat thermometers and a candy thermometer that works better than any previous thermometer that I have had and is fairly instant, but its lower limit is 100 F. I went to check on the candy thermometer and found that I still have an old "instant" read thermometer. It's not as instant as that candy thermometer, so we don't use it anymore and I forgot about it. I put it in a cup and ran the cold water until it stabilized. It said 32F. I won't swear to its accuracy. The face is tiny and it's marked in 2 degree increments.