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Reading of 200 degrees F when immersed in boiling water. IF I cover the boiling water then it goes to 210 or so but that is a problem as when making candy I do not have a lid on the pot. Can you help?

Taylor candy thermometer model 509

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In vigorously boiling water, it should read 212 (at sea level) or a little less, depending on your elevation - lid on or not. Maybe the water wasn't boiling fast when you got the 200 reading. Make sure the probe tip is not touching the pot sides or bottom.

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There's nothing you need to do differently except place the cooker where a little splashing won't hurt anything. This is typical of all crock pots. The cover fits loosely because it must allow steam to escape. When water turns to steam, it expands. If not allowed to escape, the steam pressure would explode the vessel. The simplest and cheapest way to let the steam escape is to let the lid lift freely. Some of the steam re-condenses into water as it escapes, and then it sputters and splashes as more steam comes out. They could make a more complex system to control the mess, but then a crock pot would be bigger, more expensive, and harder to wash. I know this might not be the answer you hoped for, but it's a truthful answer to your question so I hope you'll rate it accordingly.

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Flame is too high and the top is not screwed tightly enough to the bottom. Also make sure there is enough fine ground coffee in the funnel.

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This could be a problem with the gas regulator, gas supply pressure or the burners need to be cleaned. Here are the cleaning instructions for the burners. If you are still having problems with the burners I would recommend having the gas pressure & regulator checked.

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Flip up the curved cover latch and then pry open the top of the battery compartment cover with a long fingernail, small screw driver or coin. I agree it could be easier.

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