I have a thing for thermometers. And cake testers. When ThermoWorks created the ThermoPop I was smitten. It took me longer than usual to order the ThermoPop. On one hand, we had a ThermaPen, so what did I need another thermometer for? On the other hand, the small size and small cost made it appealing. In the end the idea of a thermometer the size of a cake tester sucked me in. I liked the idea of being able to insert and go. And since we make a habit of taking the temperature of our baked goods, I knew we had to have these.
So I finally ordered two of them. Why two? Because I've got a thing for thermometers. And cake testers. The ThermoPops arrived today. I unboxed them and laid one out next to a cake tester. Aki happily pointed out that it's not as thin as she was expecting. Still, it is small. It is easy to use. It takes temperatures quickly (in under 5 seconds), at all angles, with a rotating display. If I had one request for future ThemoPops, it would be for a thinner probe and a size even closer to my favorite cake tester. For today, these are pretty darned cool.