Cookaholics Bulletin Board

Cookaholics Bulletin Board

Shop, cook, eat, drink, post, repeat.
 
It is currently Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:59 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 190 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:06 pm
Posts: 935
You all are a bad influence. Last night I bought ingredients to make this even though it is 20 degrees too hot and 20% to humid to do so.

--Lisa


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:10 pm
Posts: 1060
Location: PA
My Thermapen chose the wrong time of year to poop the bed. I made a batch of toffee last night using a glass candy thermometer but I missed being able to hold the probe with my hand out of the way of the heat. My pan of choice is a saucier without straight sides so I can't clip the candy thermometer in very well.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
My thermapen has been back to Thermoworks TWICE for service. They tell me it's due to water damage. I don't buy that. Number one: my Thermapen never gets near water. Number two: I live in one of the most arid climates imaginable.

I wish there were a better instant read alternative...

Amy


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:50 pm
Posts: 2062
I finally gave up on the thermapen a few years ago. I have this guy now. It won't work for candy and the probe isn't as long as a thermapen, but it is just as fast and it hasn't given me a second of trouble. I like my glass thermometer for candy and frying.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:10 pm
Posts: 1060
Location: PA
Amy:
Any idea what the turnaround time is at Thermoworks? They acknowledged receipt over a week ago and since then, silence. I expect to hear something from them once they open and inspect the Thermapen, right?

Ours has been beat up a bit - a little case warpage from heat and then I melted the end of the lanyard on the grill or smoker. Any savings from buying a new one would be nice but otherwise I'm going for one with a backlight...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:34 am
Posts: 418
Location: Northeast Louisiana
I have been using my probe thermometer for candy, bread, deep frying, roasting, etc for a while now. I find it much more accurate than a candy thermometer, and more resilient than a thermopen apparently. Mine went back twice before I gave up.

Plus, it doesn't get in the way nearly as bad for candy making.

_________________
-Becca


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
Pete,

I want to say it was about two weeks? And, as I recall I didn't hear from them after the looked at the unit. They just fixed it and billed me. But, I must have given them an authorization to do so. I really don't remember the details. The last time I sent it back in was a few years ago.

Just call them.

Amy


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
Pete,

btw, I almost never take the temp of caramelizing sugar...I just go by color.

Amy


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:10 pm
Posts: 1060
Location: PA
If I had a piece from a previous batch I would feel more able to go by color (and I'm not a seasoned professional like some of you ;) ).


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Marilyn's Toffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
Pete,

You're totally competent to make that judgement call.

Amy


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 190 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum