Exciting news: while supplies last, Thermapens are ON SALE for $74 (shipping just $3) from thermoworks.com. I know this still sounds enormously pricey, but this is a good $20 less than I've ever seen them priced, and you can choose from a wide array of colors. The Thermapen is one of the best kitchen utensils you'll ever have. I use mine almost daily, while making jam, checking meat and fish doneness, even bread! Instant-read, has a splashguard, easy to store...you cannot go wrong with this in your kitchen arsenal.