Instant-Read Kitchen Thermometers: Thermoworks, Oxo Good Grips, Etekcity

The circular hinge on this contortionist lets the probe pivot up to 225 degrees so you can use it with your right or left hand. The center button allows for rotation of the hot poker without ­singeing your skin. Flip the orientation and the screen auto-flips for ­right-side up display.

Is that skillet hot enough to properly sear your sous vide filet mignon? With an infrared thermometer, you’ll always know. Point this gun’s red laser at any surface—be it grill, pan, or pizza ston­e—and it can accurately gauge the temperature to the tenth of a degree from 14 inches away.

The ThermoPop’s thin 4.5-inch probe is long enough to slide deep into the thickest rump roasts to ensure the center is a perfectly pink 135 degrees Fahrenheit. With the press of a button, the display rotates for easy ­reading when you have to pierce the beast ­sideways.


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