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Old 03-15-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Question about thermometers

Hi. DH wants fish and chips for dinner tonight. I have a candy thermometer, but not a deep-fry thermometer. Can I use the candy therm. to measure oil temp? TIA.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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If the thermometer's temperature range covers the hot oil temperature range of 325F to 400F you can use it.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:29 AM   #3
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What is it's top temperature marking?? It would need to be in the 400*+ Range...
Not that you will fry that hot...but this will tell you if the thermometer is suited for frying temps!!
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:31 AM   #4
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otherwise just drop a cube of bread into the hot oil. It should immediately have bubbles form around the bread and from memory it moves around. If it the bubbles don't happen or are slow in happening, not hot enough. If the bread starts burning, too hot.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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I finally found it Another casualty of the renovation. It measures up to 550*F, so I guess it will work Thanks, Andy, UB and Bilby.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #6
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I thought you might like to see what DH and I rigged up for the frying thermometer. It was my ingenious idea to use a hacksaw blade to hold the thermometer off the bottom of the pot. The thermometer fits neatly in the hole at the end of the blade, and a garbage bag tie holds the thermometer to the pot. Worked great

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Old 03-16-2008, 12:20 PM   #7
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.......I love it Miss GG!! Maybe you can get a clip on (to the pot) type for next time!
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I thought you might like to see what DH and I rigged up for the frying thermometer. It was my ingenious idea to use a hacksaw blade to hold the thermometer off the bottom of the pot. The thermometer fits neatly in the hole at the end of the blade, and a garbage bag tie holds the thermometer to the pot. Worked great
Macgyver would be proud!
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.......I love it Miss GG!! Maybe you can get a clip on (to the pot) type for next time!
They have those?!? Where can I get one?
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