More recently, I've upgraded to the Folding Instant Read Digital Thermometer from Saber, the same manufacturer of the grill I've been using for the past year. It's a bit quicker than Polder, with a 5-second or less read time, and more compact, so I can stick it in my pocket while I'm manning the grill. The stainless steel probe swivels out from the handle 180 degrees, with eight positive detents throughout the arc. The operation is simple: Three buttons scroll through the various meat and temperature settings—beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry, turkey, and a user-selectable setting. An audible alarm can also be set, though I tend to find those annoying. Solidly made, the Saber comes with a 1-year warranty and retails for around $33.