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Difference Between Meat Thermometer and Candy Thermometer

Meat Thermometer vs Candy Thermometer

Certain body devices to measure something are of prime importance to health. Blood pressure devices are important to assess hypertension and hypotension among people. A stethoscope is important to assess abnormal heart and lung sounds. A thermometer is important to assess for one’s temperature.

Speaking of thermometers, there are varying types of thermometers such as a body thermometer, a room thermometer, a barometer, and so on and so forth. There is also the meat thermometer and the candy thermometer. What could be the differences?

A meat thermometer, as the name implies, is used for meat products such as roasts, steaks, poultry, lamb, veal, pork, smoked ham, and so on and so forth. Meat thermometers ensure the degree for how the customer wants his meat or what you call the “doneness,” if it’s well-done et cetera. Meat thermometers are also helpful in ensuring that the meat is cooked well inside and out since the meat contains microorganisms that can be killed only by heat.

A candy thermometer, also known as a sugar thermometer, is usually used in pastry and dessert shops to measure the degrees of temperature in which the desired consistency of the sugar should be obtained. There are different kinds of sugar stages, and a candy thermometer is very useful in determining such information.

Meat thermometers are usually made of metal or a bimetallic strip that can be embedded into the meat. This piece of metal has a sharp end which is essential to penetrate through the thick piece of meat. There is also a display which can tell you the temperature and the associated degree, for example, medium-rare. Some high-tech meat thermometers are already electronic with an alarm that can be set in order to know whether the desired temperature is achieved.

Candy thermometers, on the other hand, are made up of glass, and some are made up of metal with a reader on the top. Some are already digital which automatically tells you the current temperature of the sugar.

Both thermometers are valuable in cooking and dining industries as this guides the cook, chef, and baker in determining whether their desired temperature is already achieved.


1.Meat thermometers are used in meat products while candy thermometers are used in cooking sugar.
2.Meat thermometers are made of metal with a sharp point in the end while candy thermometers are either made of glass or metal without a sharp end.

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