View Full Version : Reliable thermometer
03-03-2009, 09:31 AM
Does anyone know of a really reliable food thermometer that can be used for keeping an eye on things? I don't mind a cool soup but my son wants them warm. I use my water out of a filtered container though and can't warm it unless I use the stove or kettle (thus risking it getting too hot). I'd rather just make the soup, then warm his portion, keeping an eye on the temp.
03-03-2009, 09:36 AM
Your finger is reliable. If you can't stick your finger in, it's too hot. You can keep water in a glass container to keep it at room temp. If you have a dehydrator, you can warm food in it. You can also use a double boiler... heat the water below, then add the top pan with whatever you want to warm. Easier to keep temp accurate than directly on the stove itself where parts will get hot (cooked) and the rest, cool.
03-03-2009, 10:40 AM
Found a candy thermometer in the cooking section(at food store or dept store).It works great.I stop the heat well before the therm says 115 just to make sure.
03-03-2009, 10:49 AM
I use a digital instant read meat thermometer. Works very well. Mine registers temps as low as 60 degrees. I use it to verify the air temp in the dehydrator and for checking temps of hot chocolate drinks and soup warmed in the Vitamix.
03-03-2009, 03:05 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions :-)
03-03-2009, 05:03 PM
i might try my slow cooker/ crockpot to make some things like soup and use the thermometer i picked up at the dollar store to keep an eye on the temp so i know i don't go over like i easily could on the stove.
do you guys have dollar stores in canada?
03-04-2009, 03:55 AM
Ooooohhhh Pixie, I never thought of that! That's a good idea too. I have a huge crock pot... My gas stove cooks super fast! Anything done on it could be overdone in a heartbeat (that's why I was asking about thermometers to start with). Thanks :p
03-04-2009, 11:16 AM
it should be cheaper too, but maybe not since it's low temps. i had a gas stove in chicago and i remember my cooking gas bill was as much or more than electric and i didn't cook that much. but crockpots always make for the best soups! please share a recipe if you create something decent. ;) i'm really curious how it would turn out on a crock going under 120 degrees.
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