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It didn't work
on February 9, 2012
The first time I used this thing, it failed me. I was making fudge, and the recipe stated I needed to stir until it reached a temperature of 234 F. I set the red arrow to about where that temperature was and stuck the probe into the mixture. It did fine until it reached 200, at which point it stopped, stayed at 200 for several minutes, then started to decrease in temperature despite the mixture continuing to boil away. As a result, I was forced to guess - which is what I did not want to do and why I got the thermometer in the first place - and my fudge didn't turn out.
Testing it again, just with a boiling tea kettle of water, it should have registered 212, but again stopped at 200 and then crept back down.