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  • Easy-to-read 12" paddle design with temperature labels
  • Temperature range of 100-400 degrees Fahrenheit; accurate within 2 degrees
  • Durable stainless steel frame with an insulated handle and hanging loop for easy storage
  • Pan clip included for hands free use
  • Perfect for deep frying or making candy
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Maintain proper temperatures of candy syrup or frying oil with this Taylor 5983N 12" candy / deep fry paddle thermometer!

An essential addition to commercial kitchens, this thermometer allows you to easily check the temperatures of delicate candy mixes or fryer oils so your final food products come out just right. With a 12" long stem and adjustable, sliding pan clip, it can be set on pans for quick, hands-free read-outs.

12" Paddle Design

This thermometer features a 12" long design for quick, hands free readings. It also features a durable stainless steel construction and an insulated handle. Additionally, its hanging loop allows for easy and convenient storage options, while its insulated handle helps prevent burns.

Wide Temperature Range

It has an ample temperature range from 100 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, it is accurate within 2 degrees. The large, bold temperature indicators on the dial are easy to read.

Pan Clip Included

This thermometer is able to simply clip onto pots or pans for hands free monitoring of candy or frying oil.

Temperature Guides

The temperature guides are clearly marked on the dial of the thermometer, allowing you to easily reference them while in use.

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How do I safely and thoroughly clean my Taylor thermometer?
Your Taylor thermometer is constructed of a durable stainless steel probe, and in some cases, a plastic head. When cleaning your thermometer, do not immerse it in water or use it in the dishwasher unless the description specifically states that it is waterproof and dishwasher safe. Simply clean the stainless steel stem with hot, soapy water and wipe the head with a damp cloth.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Display Size:12 Inches

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Warranty Info

Taylor products are covered by a one year warranty. Please contact our Customer Solutions team for assistance with warranty-related issues.

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4.9 stars from 51 reviews


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Great thermometer withe reliable temperature display. I use it when making ramen soup. Love that you can attach it to your pot as well. Goes with basic model wont go wrong.

Jiaxin W. from Ooink on 04/10/2020

I used to love these thermometers. Even if sometimes slow, they were always reliable. Unfortunately, something must have changed in manufacturing as the mercury consistently separates and stays separated.

Trevor on 04/06/2020

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Taylor thermometers have always been reliable for us - this is a very basic model, but that means there is nothing to go wrong with it.

Susan C. from Hope Mountain Farm on 02/28/2020

These have been great thermometers. They are accurate and hold onto the side of the pan. We are constantly reaching for them when making Italian meringue.

Mike S. from Shirt Hacker on 12/22/2019

I purchased this thermometer after breaking multiple glass tube thermometers. At first I thought the size was too large for my typical home uses but now I’m very pleased with the versatility. I can use in smaller pots as well as large stock pots and it’s very easy to adjust the clamp to place the thermometer in the right depth.

Sabrina A. on 09/08/2019

Nice, stable thermometer. Works great for checking and maintaining oil temps. Make sure to keep it to the back of the pan or fryer. The large handle is easy to his and knock down splashing hot oil around.

Jordan P. on 07/30/2019

We ordered four of these for a candy making class and they worked accurately during the class. They have been used multiple times by many different students and still work great!

Matt M. on 07/25/2019

We use this thermometer for candy making and it is a solid piece of kitchen equipment. Sturdy and the numbers are easy enough to see and read.

Kelly M. from The Decorators' Grocery on 02/15/2019

Works well, the 12” size really helps for larger pots and larger batches of candy making. I use this while I’m making my caramels and toffees, and it’s worked perfectly for me so far!

Stephanie F. on 01/06/2019

I used this for a French Silk pie I recently made and I was able to measure the temperature without the guess work. It’s easy to use and easy to clean.

Judy T. on 10/31/2018

With an adjustable latch, you can fit this thermometer to almost any post and it will work like a charm. This is really great for frying, to make sure you maintain the right temperature in your oil without getting too hot or cool. I haven't made candy with this, but I'm sure it is great.

Aaron B. on 08/27/2018

I make alot of caramel and this is the best and the most durable candy thermometer I have. I would recommend it to anyone who makes and candy or caramel.

Kedby K. on 01/15/2018

These thermometers are perfect for anyone working with sugar or deep-frying. The 12" length means there's plenty of space between you and the dangerously hot contents of the pot and the readings are consistent, accurate, and legible.

Allison T. from Kitchenfemme on 01/10/2018

The Taylor 12" Classic Candy and Deep Fry Thermometer is exceptional. I was expecting a cheaply made one because of the price but, that isn't what I received. Highly recommended!

Sara H. on 10/15/2017

This is one of the most true temp thermometers I have have found. When preparing sugar for candy making, temperature must be exact of the product will fail. This candy thermometer helps me maintain my temperatures and ensure I have an evenly heated product every time.

Justin F. from Rouge on 09/23/2017

It is vital to know the temperature of your oil when frying and your sugar when making candy. This does the job as well as you could ask!

Ezra R. on 09/13/2017

Taylor thermometer are the best once's I've ever had. You can find them in every store around the nation, but for this candy thermometer I found the best deal here on Webstaurantstore.com. It works great and its made with high quality parts.

Andres M. from Orlando Dinner Entertainment, Inc on 08/10/2017

This is a great old school classic thermometer. I use it mostly for baking and candy making. A candy thermometer is a must have when making Italian Meringue and this one works great for that.

Jerry B. on 08/06/2017

Great thermometer withe reliable temperature display. I use it when making meringue frosting and caramel. Love that you can attach it to your pot as well.

Nicole D. on 05/27/2017

Perfect little kitchen sidekick. I use it for making caramel and sauces. Also I use it for frying donuts and what not. Many many uses and it is very accurate!

Nicole L. on 03/26/2017

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