How do you know that your meat is done? Well, you can either work in a restaurant, where you’ll cook hundreds of cover a night, enabling you to develop a really incredible sense of exactly when things are done—or, you can get the best meat thermometer you can find. For our time and money, that’s the Super-Fast Thermapen ($100). How fast is superfast? Three seconds. We got ours this past Christmas and we’ve never looked back—between this and the Big Green Egg, barbecue has never been simpler.