The Thermapen's price just about kills me, it really does. I like to review products that are genuinely useful in the kitchen, but I hate any trace of brand snobbery or implication that you must have some expensive tool in order to cook. So, let me just state up front that I am not saying you need the Thermapen to cook well. But, nevertheless, this incredibly useful thermometer sure will help you out. Depending on how you cook, this pricey little tool may be worth every single penny.