When I first started making soap, I used a candy thermometer to check the temperature of my lye. I then dunked the thermometer into my oils. The numbers came off and were floating in my soap batch! This sent me looking for a new candy thermometer and a new soap thermometer. That is when I found these workhorse tools! I love the small size, easy to read button dial, and protective sleeve! I can take my thermometer with me in my pocket and not get a puncture wound. I am sure, you will love having a nice stainless steel thermometer too, unless, of course, you want to make number soap!
The temperature range is 0 to 220 degrees F. Stem length is 4-3/4 inches, dial face is approximately 1 inch in diameter.