Instant Read Thermometer
The Thermapen by ETI is a BBQ must have, but it has so many uses, I’ve been relying on them the last few years, not only for BBQ cooking, but pretty much any time I cook a piece of meat where I want to ensure that the meat hits a specific temperature, ie for a steak I want to know that it’s hit 50 deg C for Medium Rare. You just poke the needle like probe into the centre of the meat, and within 3 secs you have your temperature, this is a lot quicker than similar bits of kit from other manufacturers.
The probe folds away into the body of the unit, and this turns the unit off. I pretty much rely on mine, and find they are always accurate and bomb proof, the only downside is that I keep misplacing them when I’ve had a beer or two. Maybe they should come with a tracking device built in.
Also useful for quick checks of the smoker temperature, and cooking sweets, checking the sugar temperature and food temperature in the fridge.
Available for around £45 new and £36 Refurbished on EBay.