I am looking to do some cooking in a small saucepan with coconut oil. I will be using only 3 to 4 tablespoons of it at a time so I need a thermometer that will be able to read in that small amount of oil and that is it. I was looking online for a place to buy this and many of the candy thermometers I came across said the heat sensor was 2.5 inches up the thermometer, which I know is too big for my small amounts.
Also, is the candy thermometer the best route to go? I am still learning many of the simple things about cooking so don't hesitate to critique or correct me.
I was looking at amazon and found a few but some of the reviews on those things made me nervous. Any help is appreciated!