Standing around with the oven door open, waiting to get a temperature off of the roast is a fast way to let all that heat escape. And leave-in-the-meat probe thermometers are no help--because they conduct heat, they'll display temperatures higher than reality. The Thermapen offers an alternative: it can take a reading in three seconds, letting you get that oven door closed quickly. It's designed for highly accurate readings, measuring all the way up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a Biomaster antibacterial additive, to help keep your meals safe, along with a water-resistant design that protects the Thermapen. It doesn't even need an on/off button. It's fully automatic and turns on when you need it and off when you don't, preserving that 1,500-hour battery life.
The Thermapen has become a favorite of health inspectors, restaurant chains and quality managers, due to its effective measurements, as well as the fact that it folds away and can fit in a pocket easily. The Thermapen is available in a variety of colors: gray, pink, yellow, green, orange, blue, white, black, brown, red, and purple. The Thermapen is priced at $96. ThermoWorks, the makers of the Thermapen, also offers a variety of other thermometers.