Temperature in an instant

The Thermapen's ability to check the temperature of your food takes just three seconds.

Thursday Bram
Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.
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The Thermapen
The Thermapen ThermoWorks

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.