I said I would never buy one of these, too expensive, "I know when it is done", yada yada yada.
Bought one and absolutly love it. I use it to take temps of oil, water(book says 80* water for the bread, so I'm anal enough to do exactly that), beef, pork, chix, everything!
I like it so much that I got one for my Mom and MIL and they both love it.
It is expensive, but imo is well woth it. No more guessing and everyone gets their steak exactly how they like it. Plus it's a "gadget", those are always fun.
Super Fast Splashproof Thermapen Thermometer Red [otp] - $86.00 : US BBQ Supply, Go from smoked to smoking