Who knew you could cook a perfect turkey every time with this $14 gadget?

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It's rare to find a meat thermometer that's this accurate, versatile and affordable. Well done! (Photo: Amazon)
It's rare to find a meat thermometer that's this accurate, versatile and affordable. Well done! (Photo: Amazon)

Turkey season is upon us and we want Thanksgiving dinner to be exquisite. And we certainly don't want to run afoul (heh) of food safety rules. Well, here's a gadget you'll be thankful for! Amazon's top-rated meat thermometer is just $14 with the on-page coupon (down from $17).

The Kizen Digital Meat Thermometer will ensure that you'll never have to stress about too-rare or too-dry foods again. Just poke it into your dinner-to-be and you'll have a temperature readout in three seconds. Use it for perfectly cooked poultry, medium-rare steaks or satisfyingly seared salmon. But not only that; you can also use the Kizen to test frying oil, gauge the done-ness of casseroles and desserts and more, without the guesswork. And oh yeah: It's waterproof and super easy to clean!

Don't chew on this deal too long: With over 35,000 five-star reviews, this tool is a hot item. And Thanksgiving is only getting closer.

$14 $17 at Amazon

We'll do you a solid with this tip: The Kizen can check the temperature of liquids too. (Photo: Amazon)
We'll do you a solid with this tip: The Kizen can check the temperature of liquids too. (Photo: Amazon)

It's not just for hot foods either: It can read temps from −58°F to 572°F via its backlit LCD display. (Prefer your temp readings in Celsius? Done, with the press of a button.) There's also a handy chart with popular cooking temperatures displayed right on the unit. And oh yeah: It automatically shuts off after 10 minutes to save battery life.

The Kizen Digital Meat Thermometer has a retractable probe for easy storage in a drawer, but it also has a magnetic back and hanging loop, so you can stick it on your fridge or display it proudly on the side of your grill.

One five-star reviewer said, "I used this on our Thanksgiving turkey and it was great. We could easily punch it through the cooking bag and I love that you don't have to keep it in the meat/poultry very long to get a reading. You can press HOLD, remove the thermometer and look at the temp. Love it!!”

Another reviewer was impressed with how quickly the readings appeared. "Worked as expected and came with an extra battery. Took seconds to reach stable temperature."

Don't be chicken — just one poke will keep you abreast of the dangers of salmonella. (Photo: Amazon)
Don't be chicken — just one poke will keep you abreast of the dangers of salmonella. (Photo: Amazon)

A thermometer like this is a must-have for roasting turkeys, prime rib and more over the holidays.

"We were very happy with the Kizen meat thermometer," raved a shopper. "We used it to cook a 16-pound prime rib on Christmas and it was perfect! Customer service has been outstanding. I received a follow-up email with a compilation of suggestions for most effective use and another reminding me that the product is under warranty should we have any issues. We are very satisfied!"

Plus it's great for grilling up steaks and burgers (yes, even that turkey) just right. Note that the Kizen is not just for food: Use it to gauge the right temp for milk bottles, bathwater, even cocktails!

Versatile, precise and affordable: Add one of these to your cart before this hot deal runs cold.

$14 $17 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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