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Milk almost boiling sensor

  1. Nov 17, 2011 #1
    I don't know about you people, but I often loose my milk, because it boils and spills out, just when I am not looking at it. :)
    Is it possible to alarm when it is just about to boil, by sensing its temperature?
    My concern is, is temperature a reliable indicator (impurities, varying degree of FAT in the milk, variation in atmospheric temperature etc)
    I don't want very precise alarming, but hey, it needs to prove its worth!
    (yeah, I do electronics )
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2011 #2
    What I do when I want to boil water without it boiling over is to set the stove burner low. That way I can walk away and if it does start boiling it won't be boiling very vigorously. It will take longer to boil but at least I don't have to stand there keeping an eye on it.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 #3

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    I'm no chemist, but generally, adding small amounts of sugars, salts and fats to water should raise the boiling point slightly. In an http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1451" on line, they suggest using a double boiler to prevent the milk from boiling.
     
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