I've been playing around with a new toy in the kitchen: the ThermoPop made by Thermoworks, the some folks who make the Thermapen.
The ThermoPop is like the little sister to the Thermapen (okay, it could be the little brother, too, but mine is pink).
It reads the correct temperature in 3 to 4 seconds, it's splashproof, and the display rotates so you don't have to turn your head upside down to read the it.
The rotation isn't automatic - there's a button you press to change the display orientation, so it will face whatever direction you want it to.
It reads from -58F to 572F, which is a much wider range than I can imagine needing in the kitchen, particularly on the low end. But ... having such a wide range means it's going to be pretty accurate in the range I do use.
Oh, and the display is backlit, so it's easy to read. And you can choose to read the temperature in Fahrenheit or centigrade, there are nine different colors to choose from, and there's a sheath that the probe slides into, so you won't be stabbing yourself when you reach for it in the kitchen drawer. There's a clip on the sheath so you can clip the thermometer to your apron.
It's also kind of fun to say ... "Hey, could you grab the ThermoPop for me?"
Oh, and it comes in a nice box, so it's easy to wrap!
What's not to love? It does everything a normal cook needs, and it doesn't break the budget.
But you might not need to buy one. Here's a super-quick giveaway. US residents only.
Thanks to Thermoworks for providing a thermometer for me, and at least one for a giveaway (I might be giving away a second one later. Stay tuned!)