Is there a difference between a candy thermometer and meat thermometer?

Chef's answer
There are three general differences between a candy thermometer and a meat thermometer: Candy thermometers are longer. Candy thermometers are longer than meat thermometers, making them a safer option when checking the temperature of boiling sugar or hot oil. Candy thermometers have a higher temperature range.
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
While you may not be a world famous chef you don't have to be to turn out a really great roast or broiled meat all you need is a handy digital meat thermometer..
As the probe of the thermometer will be inserted into food, the probe must be cleaned and sanitised before it is used to measure the temperature of a different food. If the probe is not cleaned and sanitised, food poisoning bacteria may be transferred from one food to another food..
The sensitivity and specificity for the non-contact thermometer is 97%. The negative predictive value is 99%, which is especially important to rule out fever and avoid unnecessary laboratory work-up.
A properly calibrated meat thermometer is key for achieving both meat safety and quality. When considering meat safety, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service states that the only way to accurately measure if a product is cooked to a safe temperature is to use a food thermometer.
In fact, most professional chefs use a meat thermometer, and they'll suggest you should too. Once you start using a thermometer, you'll never want to cook without one again.
Most phones have a thermometer for the battery. It's mainly used to shut the phone down if it gets too hot. It's not really accurate for air temperature since it picks up heat from the phone, by design. Samsung Galaxy S4 had a thermometer but Samsung has chosen to remove this sensor from following Galaxy S devices.
Temporal thermometers provide quick readings, within several seconds. ... Some research indicates that temporal thermometers may be as accurate as rectal thermometers in children, and provide better readings than ear or armpit thermometers can.
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