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CIA Masters Collection Candy/Deep Fry Thermometer

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3.8 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews
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  • Large easy-read dial and 5 1/2-inch stainless steel probe
  • NSF Certified
  • Pot clip attaches thermometer to side of pot and positions probe to avoid touching the pot
  • Nut and wrench for temperature calibration
  • Lifetime Warranty
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Product Description

Package Quantity: 1 | Style Name: Silver

Give fudge, toffee and other confections the attention they deserve during cooking. The Masters Collection Candy/Deep Fry Thermometer attaches to the pot. This keeps the probe off the bottom and away from the sides for an accurate reading of the syrup or hot oil. Temperatures are monitored in both Fahrenheit and Celsius with the large easy-read dial. To ensure the thermometer stays accurate, calibrate it with the built-in wrench and adjustment nut. Also perfect for cooking crispy deep-fried foods. Made of durable stainless steel for a lifetime of performance.

Product Details

Package Quantity: 1 | Style Name: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.5 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000HV6XQC
  • Item model number: 24703
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,800 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
This is the sturdiest kitchen thermometer I've ever owned.

After breaking or melting three different thermometers, I bought this one because it looked well-made. After using it for several months, my wife and I are both very happy with its durability and accuracy (at least for deep fat frying in a dutch oven).
We have not used it for making candy.

Pros:
Sturdy (my 2-year old used it as a hammer without breaking it)
Visually appealing (looks too good to put away in the kitchen drawer)
Doesn't need batteries
Adjustable, in the event that recalibration is needed

Cons:
The thermometer head is heavy and may not stay put in shallow pots and pans.
Clip does not grip one of my pots very securely (Lodge enamel dutch oven) and I worry about it falling over.

If I lose this thermometer, I'm buying the exact same one again.
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By Kris W on December 18, 2010
Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Very well made, has the feel of a quality product. Temperature able to be adjusted so that even if the read gets off over time, turning a bolt on the back will re-calibrate it for you.

If you are having problems with the clamp I'm guessing you are pulling it into position rather than pushing. The way the clamp attaches to the rod, pulling it into position will make the clamp loose and unable to hold the pot well. That may not make sense until you have the thermometer in hand, but believe me when I say the clamp works great.

The only downside this has is shared with all dial thermometers I've seen, which is that the degree marks are close together and makes estimation necessary (but only slightly more so than the traditional thermometer types). More than makes up for it in how easy it is to see a dial however.

The needle most definitely does not get in the way.
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Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
As a novice candy maker, I was a bit scared to use one of these. But this thermometer worked great and was easy to read. I made homemade marshallows and this was exactly what I needed!
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Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
This little thermometer is intended for candy making and deep fat frying. I picked one up because my large candy thermometer is about a foot long and awkward to manage in a small pot. The materials and build quality seem quite good. The stainless steel stem can be covered with a plastic tube for storage. On the outside of the tube are temperature translations in both Fahrenheit and Celsius of vague terms like "soft ball" and "hard crack." Quite handy because there really are no commonly agreed upon meanings for those terms and, when making candy, boiled frosting, etc. missing the target by more than a few degrees can lead to unsatisfactory results.

The thermometer is not advertised as water proof so be careful not to immerse it when washing the stem. A feature not seen often in thermometers in this price range is the ability to calibrate the dial. Happily, when I compared it at several temperatures against my CDN commercial candy thermometer, I found no point between 200F and 300F where the two differed by as much as five degrees. The temperature measurements seem to be both accurate and linear.

To the extent that there is room for improvement, it would be in the pan clip. It works fine but you don't position it quite as you think you might from looking at it. You'll want to play with it for a minute or so with an empty pan so you catch on to how it should be positioned. Once in place, I found it quite stable.

Bottom line? Well made, accurate, capable of calibration, a little more expensive than some other dial candy thermometers but this is an area where you get what you pay for. Readily recommended for the home cook.
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By SG43 on March 2, 2011
Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Accurate. Easy to read. Sturdy. Fits perfectly on the side of my iron frying pan for southern fried chicken (1/2-3/4 inch oil). I don't make candy so can't evaluate in that area.
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Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Solid, accurate and high quality thermometer built to last with a thin under-built clip to attach to pot. Work around: use a wooden clothes clip to hold clip to to the pot.

Alternatively, I made a block of wood with a slot (created by the table saw) to sit on the side of the pot. I then drilled a 3/16 inch hole for the sensor portion to go through. To control the depth the sensor protrudes into the oil, turn the metal clip that comes with the thermometer upside down.
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Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Accurate Thermometers are as vital t o good cooking as accurate scales. I automatically buy any product endorsed by the CIA. That's a very safe bet. I won this one just as I expected. It's an excellent product. I particularly respect the provision made for calibration corrections. If you do any frying in your kitchen, this will thermometer will enhance your future efforts.
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Style Name: SilverItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Temperature works great - but I'd pay more if manufacturer designed a sturdier clip or pan or pot use. But the price is right for the accuracy.
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