Quote Originally Posted by 51 CJ3 View Post
Before the infrared thermometers became so common I boiled senders to see if temp gauges were reading correctly. Thermostats can be checked in similar fashion. Just need a candy thermometer or the like to know the temperature of the liquid.
Yep. Been there. Done that. Got fussed at for messing up the stove and wife's pots and pans with truck parts and pieces.