Cooking without knowing the temperature of your food is like cooking blindly. It is completely neglected by so many home cooks, and should really be reinforced with those that are learning how to cook. I don't know where I would be without the Taylor TruTemp Probe Thermometer. I can use it to accurately tell the doneness of numerous kinds of meats, fish, poultry, roasts, breads, cakes, and the like. Not only does it give me peace of mind, because I know that my foods are cooked to the proper temperature to ensure juiciness and safety, but I can rely on it to tell me when my food is done. Just pop in the probe, set the temperature, and let the item cook until the alarm beeps. There's no more checking in on the food to see how it's doing or looking. Instead I know when my food is done from the inside out!