One of the most important parts of grilling is knowing when to say when. You want your meats to be cooked to perfection, of course, but looks can be deceiving. Those drumsticks might seem perfect on the outside, but if they're even a little bit raw on the inside, you could be in for some unhealthy trouble.

Fortunately, you don't have to guess. At BBQ Island, we're big fans of gadgets to help you cook your food to perfection. High on our list of must-haves are temperature thermometers to keep in the pocket of your chef's apron while you're grilling or smoking. Thanks to digital technology, you can get exact results in just seconds, so it's a snap to figure out if dinner's done or needs a few more minutes over the fire.

Best Thermometers for Grilling

ThermoWorks ThermoPop: Available in nine fun colors, the handy ThermoPop gives you a temperature reading in just a few seconds, and its big display makes it easy to read.

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4: This thermometer has an ergonomic grip and provides a temperature reading in just two seconds — perfect for popping into a sizzling steak on the grill.

Best Thermometers for Smoking and Roasting

ThermoWorks DOT: Set the alarm for your desired temperature, and let DOT do the rest. This little guy is perfect for reading pit temperatures when smoking or slow roasting.

ThermoWorks Smoke: This is the ultimate thermometer for anyone who loves to smoke meat. It comes with separate channels for the meat and the pit, has multiple probes, a wireless remote control and tons of settings for the ultimate in accuracy. If you love slow cooking, this one's for you.

Whether you're going low and slow or are turning up the flame for a quick meal, having the right thermometer makes all the difference. Stop by BBQ Island and let us know what you like to cook — we'll point you in the direction of the perfect accessories to make your next meal from the grill one to remember!

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