Using a candy thermometer will keep your chocolate, caramel, and other candies from burning. Candy thermometers are large, glass thermometers designed for measuring candy syrups during cooking. Meat thermometers are designed to measure the temperature for meat, and candy thermometers does the same for sugar. They are designed to measure temperatures as low as 40°F and as high as 400°F. Using this thermometer means placing it in a standing or hanging position in a pan while the sugar is cooking. There are many styles of candy thermometers to choose from. The rectangular metal candy thermometer is favored by most in culinary and foodservice industries. A rectangular thermometer is encased in a matching metal frame designed to prevent the bulb from touching the bottom of the pan. When making candy, precise timing is necessary during the cooking period, which means that a candy thermometer is a vital tool. Candy thermometers ensure a certain type of consistency at the end of the candy making process. Without it, the candy may crumble too easily, crack, or otherwise fail to hold its proper shape.
At Foodservice Superstore we have a wide selection of candy thermometers that are either rectangular or round. They are able to be used in pans or in deep fryers. Dial or tube thermometers will ensure the most accurate readings. We offer candy thermometers from top brands like ABC and Taylor Precision, which are trusted names in baking supplies.