This 5" stem stainless steel dairy thermometer is built for long lasting durability. It comes with a clip to easily attach to the side of your pot and has a large 2" dial head making it easy to read. It reads from 0º-220ºF and contains no mercury. This thermometer comes with plastic protective sleeve over the tip. This needs to be removed before using the thermometer.
Most cheese making is done at temperatures of 86°-100°F Since this range is similar to our healthy body temperature a quality medical thermometer can be used to calibrate your new thermometer. Using the medical thermometer fill a container with water adjusted to 98°F. If the dial on your new thermometer does not read the same 98°F then holding the dial with one hand adjust the nut below the dial until the dial reads accurately.