Spare glass thermometers are used for cased thermometer for refrigerator.
The liquid filled thermometers utilize an alcohol-based solution, which works similar to the mercury thermometers.Then there are the analogue thermometers that make use of a bimetallic coil. Here, two different metals that have different expansion rates are coiled and bonded together. A pointer stem is attached to one end while the other end is firmly fixed. Any temperature change will be noticed by due to the expansion and contraction of the bimetallic coil as it pushes or pulls the pointer.