Pictures: Testing the perfect meat thermometer
Word to the wise: When checking doneness, we found a combination of intuition and science works best. Use your senses in tandem with your tools, and with a little practice your steaks will come out to order every time.
By Lisa Futterman, Special to Tribune Newspapers
Taylor Weekend Warrior Waterproof Digital Thermometer
This thermometer we hate to love, since it melted before our eyes when we used it on the grill. (In truth, most home thermometers aren't meant to be used on a very hot grill — steaks should be removed from the heat to be checked.) Easy to use and loaded with useful features (we love that it is waterproof and has an anti-microbial sleeve), this tool comes equipped with a neck strap so it can always be handy. chefscatalog.com; $19.95