If you believe any steak not cooked precisely the way you want it is a steak wasted, this series of thermometers from Sur La Table could save you many waves of disappointment. Unabashed in their high opinions of themselves, the SteakChamps come programmed for Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, or Medium Well cook temperatures. Once inserted in a grilling steak, the selected thermometer will flash its red light slowly to indicate when the meat is close to the desired temperature, and then fast when it's time to remove it from the heat. The fast, double flash continues as the steak rests, stopping when juices have settled and the SteakChamp is ready for removal.
Recommended for use only with steaks over 1" thick, the 3-1/2" SteakChamp Thermometers insert sideways into raw beef. Rare lights will flash at 120 degrees F, Medium Rare at 130, Medium at 140, and Medium Well at 150.