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Old 12-13-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Candy thermometers all same size?

My candy thermometer, the stick only, is 5.25 " long. Is that standard? I am having trouble getting a pot big enough to make candy and a therm. long enough to touch the syrup. ( I sense I am setting myself up for alllllll sorts of replies.) thanks. m

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Some are longer with a sliding clip that holds it to the side of the pot and is adjustable to the depth of the pot.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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Candy Thermometers are not all the same size. Research on the web and your will be able to see the different sizes.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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try eBay, I have gotten several (you may ask why?) candy thermometers there. I go through phases of collecting various things.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:42 AM   #5
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This has happened to me, before, too. Depending on the recipe, quantity of candy, etc., you may have to angle your pot or your thermometer to get the bulb covered by the syrup to get an accurate reading.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:43 PM   #6
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You can also try Pastry Chef Central - Baking & Pastry Superstore . They have some different kinds of thermometers and different sizes....try them out...

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Old 12-16-2006, 12:43 AM   #7
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Thank you. I think I will get one of those like a sheath. It is on the pastry link that aguynamed....gave for $11. That style may work.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:29 AM   #8
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I need a candy thermometer and went to at least 7 local stores and did not find one. I live in walnut creek california. It seems like every time i need something-i can never find it.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:04 PM   #9
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Try "Cash N Carry" or "Cash and Carry"

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Old 12-20-2006, 09:53 PM   #10
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When I was making candles I bought several from Wal-Mart.
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