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There are more than enough reasons to be a fan of ThermoWorks thermometers. We have made that clear over the years in our repeated recommendations of the brand. Plain and simple, their thermometers are pretty unmatched. In our product tests of instant read kitchen thermometers, the ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 was our top pick for its accuracy, ease of use, and user-friendly design. The only downside is that those who may not consider themselves dedicated kitchen-gadget nerds might be dissuaded by the $99 dollar price tag.
Thankfully, ThermoWorks makes a range of more affordable pocket thermometers which can more than handle the essential task of taking internal temperatures of roast birds, seared steaks, and even cakes. The ThermoPop thermometer is an affordable pick for home cooks who need a quality thermometer but aren’t quite ready or willing to spend nearly $100 on one. The ThermoPop has a simpler design than their flagship Thermapen, but it still takes temperature readings in a couple of seconds, and has an easy-to-read display that rotates with the click of a button. It also comes in a spectrum of colors and has a cute round display, so it adds brightness and surprising cute factor to the kitchen, especially for something so utilitarian as a thermometer.
If you consider the fact that measuring proper temperatures will not only make you a more precise, accurate, and overall better cook, but is actually a matter of food safety, it’s worth paying for the ThermoPop. Old-fashioned probe thermometers that take readings simply aren’t a match for digital probe thermometers, which take far more concentrated readings from the tip of the probe. Another advantage of these thermometers is that they do not need to be calibrated, so they are ready to use as soon as you turn them on.
Since we are dedicated stans of this thermometer at Epicurious (don’t make fun of us please) ThermoWorks is offering a special discount to all of our readers. If you use the discount code EPICURIOUS20 you get 20% off on the ThermoPop. The code will work through December 17th and 18th, and you can click through the link below to get to the product. If you are hosting a big dinner this holiday and don’t have a good thermometer, take this as a sign to make the plunge and buy one.
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