Here’s the caveat: Even if you have a gadget to tell you when you’re sugar’s ready, leaving a pot of boiling sugar alone for more than a millisecond is a bad, bad idea,
as anyone who’s done it can tell you (myself included). Sugar can burn
far more quickly that most people suspect, and a few moments can make
all the difference. Some would also say that a traditional thermometer
is more reliable; at the very least, it doesn’t have batteries that
could die at the wrong moment.
The convenience of a digital
reader benefits the avid perfectionist, not the lazy baker, so know
which category you fall into before you shell out the bigger bucks. For
the former, it’s a worthy investment, but this holiday season, I’ll be
making my marshmallows with my trusty old analog friend.
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