Of all things....
My damned thermometer had upendied and I figured it out when I went to make meringue and got soup
The digital ones are a pain, mine was 7 degrees off! Already in the bin and a new one in my pocket.
Since the arrival of my new technology, I have thankfully not had issues.
Although great fun... funny you mention the drops.. I ALWAYS order the 70/30/38NV..
So our other vendor decides they want our business, but can't get the 70/30... so I say fine, send the 60/40 (good price)
OMG none of these vendors listen... So JUST this morning (I was out when the deliveries came this week) I'm nine pounds in on the brick and swearing.. wrong viscosity of course.
So back they go, and yes, I did have to get the melted butter MUCH hotter and a second set of hands because NOW I'm hot enough to cook the eggs and STILL I'm traumatized because everything looks like a girl scout bake sale
SIGH, long day