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Chocolate Tempering Thermometer

Harry Singh Nov 20, 2006 07:07 PM

Can anyone suggest a store in the Scarborough/Markham area where they sell chocolate tempering thermometers? If not, the GTA? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    jcanncuk RE: Harry Singh Nov 20, 2006 08:50 PM

    I would try Williams-Sonoma.

    1. NovoCuisine RE: Harry Singh Nov 21, 2006 01:12 AM

      I would try Kitchen Stuff Plus; they had a variety of cooking thermometers for great prices the last time I went.


      Scarborough location is at 29 William Kitchen Road (Kennedy & 401)

      1. gnuf RE: Harry Singh Nov 21, 2006 02:15 AM

        You want one that will measure down to 20 degrees Celsius which rules out most of the candy thermometers. I'm taking a chocolate class right now and did some research recently. The Thermapen is what everyone raves about, but it costs a fortune ($100!). There were other positive comments online about CDN ProAccurate thermometers. I ended up buying the model that's on a rope ($35).

        Degrees Kitchen Store (http://degreeskitchen.com/) near Yonge and Eglinton carries both of the above.

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          Harry Singh RE: gnuf Nov 21, 2006 12:22 PM

          Thanks guys for the help. Gnuf, this chocolate class you are taking, is it part of a larger program? I would like to take some classes myself; if you can give me some info it would be great.

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            gnuf RE: Harry Singh Nov 22, 2006 04:02 AM

            I'm taking it at George Brown College. The class is one of a few chocolate and confectionary continuing education classes they offer which are part of the Bakery Arts program.

        2. sweetie RE: Harry Singh Nov 22, 2006 02:47 AM

          I bought a decent probe thermometer at Lee Valley (which is very east Toronto, Sheppard and Morningside) they have other models you can check out on the website.

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            embee RE: sweetie Nov 22, 2006 01:00 PM

            There's now a Lee Valley store on King near Spadina, and it is very easy to order via phone or net.

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              sweetie RE: embee Nov 22, 2006 05:13 PM

              Good to know, but I live very east of the city so, Scarborough is not a problem for me. Thanks!

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            Mila RE: Harry Singh Nov 23, 2006 02:07 PM

            I just saw this one online at Golda's Kitchen.
            They are at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga.


            1. foodyDudey RE: Harry Singh Nov 26, 2006 07:55 PM

              Loblaws sells an electronic thermometer for about $15 that is very accurate. (I checked it). It's actually intended as an oven thermometer. It has a detachable 1 meter probe, and 1 degree (C or F) resolution. It measures to lower than 10C.


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                hhost.ca RE: Harry Singh Nov 26, 2006 08:22 PM

                Throw out the thermometer and buy a good food processor.

                For perfectly tempered chocolate, put good quality chocolate in a food processor and let it run for around 8 minutes.

                It's foolproof.

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                  h2o RE: hhost.ca Nov 27, 2006 12:55 PM

                  Do you put the chocolate in the food processor after it's melted?

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                    xtal RE: hhost.ca Nov 27, 2006 01:44 PM

                    Interesting technique, I've never heard of this before. Could you give some details?

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                    hhost.ca RE: Harry Singh Nov 27, 2006 08:57 PM

                    Roughly chop the chocolate and put the pieces in the food processor.
                    As the friction causes it to heat up it will melt and naturally temper.

                    1. mtampoya RE: Harry Singh Nov 28, 2006 06:20 PM

                      HA! brilliant! will need to try a food processor for sure. good bye arm cramps!

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