Thermapen Cooking Thermometer

While we’re not about to say that good gear will necessarily make you a better cook, it definitely can’t hurt, especially when your current tools (for instance, your kitchen thermometer) are hard to use and untrustworthy. ThermoWorks Thermapen handily improves on many shortcomings of your existing model, accurately assessing temperature in 3 seconds flat to within ±0.7°F, guaranteed thanks to NIST calibration. It’s also water-resistant, works great for checking on a variety of meals, displays its readings on a large 0.55-inch LCD display, and runs for over a thousand hours on its user-replaceable battery. Hell, 609 reviewers giving it an average of 4.9 stars couldn’t all be wrong.

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