The Budget-Friendly Meat Thermometer Our Editors Love Is Currently 20 Percent Off

updated May 23, 2022
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‘Tis the season to be grilling! Whether you’re planning a Memorial Day cookout or hosting friends for dinner on the patio, you’ve probably been firing up the grill a lot recently. And as any grill master knows, you can’t achieve the perfect rack of ribs or evenly seared pork chops without an accurate meat thermometer. But high-quality ones can cost you a pretty penny. Enter: The ThermoPop from ThermoWorks.

This petite instant-read thermometer costs just $35, and we even named it the best budget-friendly model on our Best List. But it gets better — ThermoWorks is holding a special sitewide Memorial Day sale taking place right now, making the ThermoPop is even more affordable than ever. You can take 20 percent off everything when you use the code ShareBBQ at checkout, so you can get this handy tool for less than $30 right now! Whether you’re looking for grilling gifts perfect for Father’s Day or your own outdoor station needs an upgrade, the ThermoPop is sure to instantly up your grilling game.

The ThermoPop may be small, but it’s also quite mighty. It provides a fast temperature reading in just three to four seconds, and it’s accurate within just two degrees. It’s safe for a wide range of temperatures (-58 to 572 degrees), meaning you can use it for frozen foods and deep-frying alike. When we tested the ThermoPop, we found that it worked incredibly well — its temperature reading was spot-on and we can’t get over the great price point (especially with an extra 20 percent off!).

One of the best features of this thermometer is its easy-to-read display. It has a backlight that allows you to read it in a dimly lit oven or when grilling at night, and big digits, so you can easily see the current temperature. It also has a handy rotating display, which lets you use it in either hand, as well as at awkward angles (aka great for the Thanksgiving turkey!). Plus, the ThermoPop comes in nine pretty colors and has a cover that can hook onto your pocket, chef’s coat, or apron. 

We also found that this totally versatile tool isn’t just for meat. In addition to your favorite proteins, the ThermoPop is super helpful for making sure that things like caramel sauce and bread are all perfectly cooked.

But don’t just take our word for it — customers also love the ThermoPop. One reviewer raves, “The price is amazing and you won’t find a more accurate thermometer at this price/color selection/portability!” Another reports that it’s “the best gift I ever bought my husband! He used to over-cook everything. Now he is the best grill cook ever, steaks come out perfect. This thermometer is quick and easy to use.”

Whether you’re looking to finish grilling season with a bang or planning ahead for holiday roasts, the ThermoPop instant-read thermometer is a great (and affordable!) investment. And at an extra 20 percent off, this budget-friendly tool is, well, even friendlier.

Buy: ThermoWorks ThermoPop, $28 (normally $35)

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