I was recently at a department store, browsing the kitchen aisle. This meat thermometer looked interesting, but I was skeptical of its claims:
Set the type of meat and temperature.
Stick the probe into the cut.
Place the device on the counter and the meat in the oven, with the wire strung through the closed oven door.
Listen for the beep.
The unit came with an optional vibrator, remotely connected to the thermometer, that can be worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. It reminds the cook to return to the kitchen when the meat’s nearly ready.
I couldn’t resist trying it, and it’s far exceeded my expectations.
In an attempt to protect my family from food poisoning, I tended to overcook meat. The result was a dry and tasteless meal. Now everything I cook is moist, but cooked through. This thermometer was definitely a great investment at around $20.