This candy thermometer is ideal for use when making candies, caramelizing or tempering chocolate, or high temperature cooking. The thermometer is pre-programmed and has a dual progress display that shows both the current and the target temperatures at the same time, making it easy to monitor the temperature. An audible alarm sounds when the desired temperature has been reached. The thermometer has an auto-shut off feature to help preserve the life of the batteries. The thermometer includes a protective sheath with a temperature guide, a pocket clip for keeping it conveniently attached to your apron, and a sturdy, stainless steel clip for attachment to any size pot.