Sometimes things just fall into place. When trying out new products for SahmReviews.com I typically spend hours thinking about the product, how it fits into our lifestyle and how to best present it to our readers. For this little kitchen gadget from ThermoWorks this was not the case as I knew exactly what I’d be saying. In fact I had already said it!
A few Christmases ago my mother-in-law gave me a kitchen thermometer as a gift. I needed one, but didn’t realize she would spring for the “Rolls Royce” of home kitchen thermometers – the ThermoWorks ThermaPen. While other digital kitchen thermometers usually run under $25 this model clocked in at just under $100! Overkill I thought (or overpriced). Boy was I wrong. Splash-proof and instant temperature reads made it the absolute perfect cooking tool. In fact we have shown it already when testing out the T-fal OptiGrill!
And again during our Wolfgang Puck Rotisserie Pressure Oven review.
This past Christmas we even bought one for my mom and brother because we believe in the product so much. But not everyone can justify a $100 thermometer, so ThermoWorks created the next best thing – the ThermoPop pocket thermometer.
Just as versatile in the kitchen, it features a rotating display (no head-tilting to read it!), a quick 5-6 second read time and is available in a myriad of colors to match almost any kitchen. You do sacrifice response time and a bit of accuracy (+/- 2 degrees for most items), but also save nearly 75%! For the vast majority of homes this is the right combination, although the ThermaPen is still #1 for aspiring home chefs in my opinion.
Also newly available is ThermoWorks’ TimeStick timer. Stick it to the fridge, place it on the counter or wear it around your neck and you’ll never over-bake those cookies again. I choose to wear it so I can hear the alarm no matter where I am in the house. It also make a great reminder for when you tell your kids “come back inside in 30 minutes or you’ll freeze your toes off!”
Now that you’ve found your perfect kitchen thermometer, what is the next kitchen gadget on your list?