I have one and use it when I make yogurt,as long as you have a clear hit ( not reading foam ) it works great and there is one less chance of contamination. I also use it deep frying ,same caution on where and how you point it. I also have used it breadmaking ,water temp for proofing the yeast, and checking my fridges and freezers. I would use it making beer but I've done that for so many years that I know by touch what is going on.
Check the pitza stone before putting bread on it in the oven as well.
Hey ! I guess for me it is getting used alright,Plus you can check machinery for heat/cooling problems,which is the original reason I got it ,it doesn't relace an internal probe obviously but for the right process it is magic and it makes a real cool " Beep "
I know this is an old thread but the prices have come down alot this year