When it comes to cooking thermometers, your search can begin and end with Thermoworks. The British brand's best-in-class thermometers can be found in the kitchens of many restaurants, and its iconic Thermapen is the choice of both Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen.
For home cooks though, Thermoworks' less expensive ThermoPop is probably all you need. It's nearly as accurate as the Thermapen (±2.0°F from -4 to 248°F; ±4.0°F thereafter), gives you a reading in just 3-4 seconds, and can even rotate the temperature on its display in 90 degree increments to make it easy to read no matter how you're holding it.
The ThermoPop normally costs $34, but from time to time, Thermoworks runs an Open Box sale that brings it down to $24. If you don't already have one, buy it now, and grab some spares to give away as gifts.
Open Box ThermoPop Kitchen Thermometer | $24 | Normally $34