The Thermometer Clip is made of flexible stainless steel and has four slightly less than 2-inch long and one-half-inch wide panels. Two of the panels form a tight clip, which slips to the side of the pan. The other two panels jut out from the slip at angles resembling the open mouth of a bird. The top angled panel has three individual holes punched into it. The lower angled panel has five similar size holes, but they slightly “overlap” to form a rounded edge line, about an inch in length in total. It is made of stainless steel so it can be machine or hand washed.
Use and Care
While the pan and liquid are still cold, attach the clip to the side of the pan. Its flexible but firm design allows it to fit a variety of rims. The panels with holes in them should be suspended above the liquid inside of the pan. Use any of the three holes in the top panel to insert the probe of the thermometer. Then, use any of the five lower holes to obtain the angle and depth needed to secure the thermometer making sure that the liquid in the pan is in contact with the tip of the probe. This step cannot be done when the liquid is hot, because it will be impossible to be certain that the probe tip is in contact with the water and not just suspended above it. Depending on the size of your pan and the depth of the liquid, this may take several tries to get the correct angle. If done correctly, the plastic handle of the talking thermometer will be held in the air outside of the pan and not suspended above the liquid in the pan where it will get hot very quickly. Pushing the “talk” button will be much more difficult if the thermometer handle is hot.