I just purchased a Thermapen
. It can take a reading on food in 4 seconds and has a range of -50°F to +572°F. It even came with a certificate of calibration from the manufacturer. This makes me happy since I hate cutting into food to see if its done since I think it makes for a less attractive presenation. I also dislike analog thermometers since I find them hard to read and they require a long time to take a reading.