Will be comparing to Thremapen which is about 10x more expensive. Overall I would probably first buy this thermometer than a Thermapen just due to the the fact cons don't make up for the price difference.
Pros: * fast enough for most applications * accurate, came within 0.5C between boiling and icy water * has a strong enough magnet, holds well on the fridge * overall good enough to cook a perfect steak or anything really * sensitive tip, again not as sensitive as Thermapen but good enough
Cons: * Build quality could be better. Comparing to Thermapen it's like comparing a FischerPrice toy to a cheap toy from a dollar shop. Expect plastic to start cracking * Not as fast as Thermapen, i.e. stabilizes within 3-4 seconds where Thermapen is about 1 sec * the tip could be thinner and sharper