Meet the gadget that helps you cook perfect steak every time — and it's 50% off until tomorrow!

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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)

Warmer weather is (almost) here — it's time to start thinking about the joys of grilling in the backyard. Want to up your steak and burger game? An easy upgrade is a meat thermometer that helps you prepare the perfect meal — no more under- or over-cooked chops. Amazon's top-rated meat thermometer, which just happens to be on sale for $15 (was $30) when you click the on-page coupon.

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 making medium-rare steaks, properly cooked poultry, 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!

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).

Don't chew on this deal too long: With nearly 45,000 five-star reviews, this tool is a hot (heh) item.

$15 with on-page coupon $30 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 to 572 degrees 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.

"An instant-read thermometer is a must for anyone grilling or cooking meat, poultry or fish," said one happy customer. "This is the secret to not overcooking! The best food thermometer I have ever owned. Would definitely recommend to my friends or anyone looking to purchase a thermometer. Good value too!"

Another reviewer was impressed with how quickly the readings appeared. "Worked as expected and came with an extra battery. Took seconds to reach a 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 perfect to have on hand for grilling to get those steaks and burgers just right. It's also a must-have for cooking turkeys, rib roasts 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!"

PS: The Kizen is not just great for food: Use it to gauge the right temp for milk bottles, bath water, even cocktails!

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

$15 with on-page coupon $30 at Amazon

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

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