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Quick - help!!!
Mon 13-Dec-10
11:57 am
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I have been making plum jam all morning - just got to setting point and realised the thermometer had slipped to the bottom of the pan and cracked, just a little bit of the bulb had come off, liquid still intact!!

My question is can I save it in any way??? Can I put it through a muslin and make a jelly, or will the glass go through???


Anita x x

Mon 13-Dec-10
12:05 pm

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Sorry Anita - if it was me, I'd throw it.

Shame with all that effort, but if the thermometer had mercury (very poisonous) in it - not sure, some have alcohol - then it is not worth the risk.

The other thing is that now the jam has reached setting point, it is unlikely you'll get anything much through the jelly bag anyway.




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Mon 13-Dec-10
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Thank you, thought I might have to start again!! Nevermind, off to the shops we go!!

Mon 13-Dec-10
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What a shame Anita, but better safe than sorry.  Let us know what happens next?  Oh and welcome to the forum! wave

I'll try that again!

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