I need to put a plastic bag in a pot of boiling water. The bag is rated to handle up to 200C (400F). I will be using a stainless steel (or aluminum) pot on a gas stove.
I am worried that the temperature of the metal touching the plastic bag will go higher or near the limit of what the plastic can handle, and it may affect the plastic bag integrity or the safety of the food.
I suppose, water inside the pot should be bringing down the temperature to near boiling temperature.
I do not have any temperature measuring equipment.
Anyone before has measured the temperature of the metal inside the pot, preferably near the middle (at the hottest possible point) ?