I am working on a project. After passing the candy making stage intended not only do I feel defeated by this but the fact that instead of moving on to the next phase, I have to start again. Additionally, my pot is heavy which may have contributed to the over cooking partly because I couldn’t lift it in a coordinated way and maneuver this hot pot at the time. My picture taking of course plays a part in the delay and timing too. I love this pot. Now, my pot is almost completely coated with sticky beautiful and tasty blood orange 248 degrees Fahrenheit hard candy caramel. My thermometer doesn’t look much better than the pot. Funny, I didn’t take a picture of that. I hope it doesn’t happen to you. If it does, what to do? Throw away the pot? I thought about it. Give up? Nope. Not a chance. I didn’t come this far to come this far, as they say. Tatum’s Tuesday Tips solves the sticky almost ruined pot and tools. Maybe not “ruined” but..here ya go.
Tatum’s Tuesday Tips is here to save the day. My own and yours the next time this frustrating candy making mishap happens to you. Simply fill your pot with soapy water. Add your tools also coated in caramel (or other sugary or tricky to remove hardened ingredients) place on the stove and boil. The hot water will warm the caramel and you will be able to clean your pot and tools without a problem and be ready to start your next cooking project in time.