i will second anybody that says to bite the bullet. i have wasted a lot of money on thermometers in the past, but when i got my thermopen i quit looking at others.
it is definately as advertised. so much so that when i lost mine in june somewhere in transition from the camper to the house, within a week i ordered 2 new ones so we dont have to transfer 1 back and forth. they are that handy.
now that the unpaid advertisment for the thermopen is over, pay attention to those that are telling you that the probe is more important than the temp on the larger cuts of meat.
edit: and when you decide to take the plunge on a thermopen...the purple are definately the fastest and most accurate....but apparently they are the hardest to find when they go missing.
COS, SS gasser,10-10-10 UDS,and 4-4-11 her twin sister, 22.5 silver, and others.