Want to get the perfect sear on your steaks? How about a crispy crust for your pizza?
This laser thermometer by BonJour measures surface temperatures using infrared technology. It provides nearly instant read out and can measure temperatures up to 932 degrees fahrenheit.
I found this device to be both accurate and easy to use. Since you can operate it with one hand, it's a great tool for while you're working at the stove. Proper surface temperatures are crucial when it comes to keeping food from sticking to a pan, as well as determining when a pan is ready to have food added to it.
I think that if I had to go back, I would get the BonJour model which includes a probe so that I could use one tool for checking surface and internal temperature. That said, this model does its prescribed job very well.