I agree, Jamei, and I find it fascinating to learn about these things. I must add, though, it's necessary to pay attention, whether one is sighted or not. My husband, a supposedly intelligent man (phd) has burnt the bottom out of at least two saucepans when steaming veggies because he's been distracted (not that I was any help, not notcing what he was doing until I smelled that horrid burnt veggie-pan smell. I myself in the past allowed water to boil out of takettles and burnt holes in the bottom. Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Fri, 1/1/10, Jamie Yates, CPhT <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Jamie Yates, CPhT <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: how to detect boiling water > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 10:13 AM > So you DO hear the boiling. I will > have to listen for this the next time I boil water. Not that > I do it often. > > Are there talking candy thermometers for candy? I > haven't made candy in over 10 years but I remember > impatiently waiting for the thermometer to rise to the > correct temperature. > > Everyone here always seems so competent and > independent that I never think about how you do things or > how you might not be able to do something. > > -- > Jamie in Michigan > > Currently Reading: Who Do I Talk To? by Neta Jackson > > Earn cash for answering trivia questions every 3 hours: > http://instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/49497 > > > See everything I've read this year at: www.michrxtech.com/books.html > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.