AskRuth because there's nothing worse than food that's not cooked the way you like it.
The other thermometer is one I rarely use, I admit, but that's only because I don't make candy very often and hardly ever make any desserts that require fussing. Still I'm glad it's in my drawer for the odd occasion it's required.
Just curious....which are you the "fly by the seat of your pants" type or the more systematic/scientific type of cook?
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