For checking core product temperatures in a busy kitchen, there may be no better digital foodservice thermometer than this Taylor 9840RB. The 9840RB combines the accuracy of its -40°F to 302°F (+/- 2°F) temperature range, the readability of a 3/8” LCD digital display, and the versatility of a 4-5/8” stem probe with step-down design, with the ruggedness of a water- and impact-resistant rubber boot that protects it from steam and falls from up to 10 feet. A sturdy 2.3 mm diameter probe makes it more than suitable as a commercial meat thermometer. It has an auto shut-off feature, is NSF Listed, has a protective sleeve, and comes with an extra LR44 battery. And for those who are too impatient to wait for a second, or even a half-second, it’s an instant read meat thermometer.