With Christmas fast approaching, most of your questions concern how to select or prepare that perfect beef roast.
Another type is also very good and it is the instant-read thermometer. Near the end of the roasting time, you will need to check the temperature from time to time to until it has reached the desired temperature. As the name implies, it gives an instant reading, is easy to use and will give you an accurate measure of temperature.
You will need a different kind of thermometer for making candy. A candy thermometer clips on the side of the pan and has a higher temperature scale as candy can reach very high temperatures as water is evaporated from the mixture. Some thermometers are a combination candy/deep fat thermometers and can be used for both candy making and deep fat frying