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Williams Sonoma Easy-Read Candy Thermometer

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Great for whipping up everything from homemade confections to fried chicken, this precision thermometer is calibrated to gauge the wide range of heat required for working with sugar and cooking oils. Its oversize face displays temperatures from 100°F to 400°F, and it displays easy-to-read indicators for seven temperature stages.

  • Traditional method to precisely monitor temperatures for candy making.
  • Measures temperatures from 100°F to 400°F.
  • Easy-to-read indicators for seven temperature stages (Chocolate Melt, Soft Ball, Firm Ball, Hard Ball, Soft Crack, Hard Crack and Deep Fry).
  • Oversized face with large numerals in 20° increments.
  • Stay-cool, easy-grip handle.
  • Use the adjustable clip to attach thermometer to side of pot.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 12 1/2" long.
  • 5.3 oz.
  • Detailed features listed in poduct manual.
  • Made in China.
Use & Care


  • Do not let thermometer tip touch bottom of pan.
  • Do not wipe or handle thermometer while it is hot.
  • For accuracy, 1 to 2 inches liquid must cover the bottom bulb of the tube to be accurate.
  • Thermometer base can rest on the bottom of the pan, but avoid allowing the bulb to touch the pan bottom, which will affect temperature readings.
  • Shipping or storage may occassionally make the red liquid of temperature indicator to separate slightly; to remedy, remove thermometer from packaging and tap the its side of, bulb end down, against the palm of your hand, pausing between taps to permit the liquid to run down the tube. Continue until liquid is completely combined.


  • Wipe clean with damp cloth.

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

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  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor read out and scale wiped away I bought this for the Holiday seasons to make candies and my famous Peanut Butter-Cashew Brickle. The thermometer was accurate but after cleaning it a 2nd time the number wiped off. No special cleansers were used, no scrubbing, only mild soap and water. THE NUMBERS WIPED OFF. Very poor. I'm amazed at this quality from W/S.
    Date published: 2020-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big and Easy to Read with some caveats Bought this to make toffee. I first wanted to test the accuracy by boiling water. But even with a rolling boil in my AllClad D5 saucepan, the temp never rose above 200F. I don't know why, maybe it's a candy thermometer thing? Not sure. So I proceeded to make toffee anyway. The temp for the toffee was accurate and continued to rise beyond 200F. The markings for various candies (soft ball, hard ball, hard crack, etc. is extremely helpful). And the tube itself for the mercury is cut with 3 planes, so it's easy to read on center, and off-center, even when covered in condensation. The only issue is the clip that attaches the thermometer to the saucepan is a little flimsy. It also gets extremely hot, and can even scratch your pan if you aren't careful. This makes readjusting the height of the thermometer clumsy while cooking. I knocked a star off for that. Otherwise, it's a solid purchase. Here's a cleaning tip - once you've poured out the contents of your saucepan, refill with water and bring to a boil. That will melt off any hard candy or other gunk stuck to the thermometer. Also cleans the pan. I never made toffee before but it came out perfect, and now I have cursed myself with the knowledge I can make toffee whenever I want. I've made a huge mistake. Thanks Williams Sonoma.
    Date published: 2019-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can read it! I just used my new Easy Read Candy Thermometer. I Love it! I don’t need 4 pairs of cheaters to read it! It’s so sturdy and stays clipped on the pan. Love the adjustable clip.
    Date published: 2018-12-18
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  • I bought it to make toffee but the pan I use is too low for me to clip the thermometer in it. Can I just lean it in the pan, and it will be resting on the bottom?

    Asked by: Mary
    Hi Mary, We recommend that you use a taller pot so that you can clip the candy thermometer to the side of the pot. You don't want the bulb of the thermometer to be in contact with the bottom of the pot. You want to measure the temperature of the water/candy, not the pan itself.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-23
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