Well, I've had several of the small, white Polder electronic variety that will stand normal oven temps. I used them for kitchen work and for barbeque work and they did yeoman service. Eventually all of them went south for some reason and that may or may not have been the probes; I did not try to sort that out.
I've had a couple of Oregon Scientific radio thermometers. One is a red one labeled for barbeque work and the other is silver and simply did normal oven and meat temps. Both had circular, flying-saucer type sending units. The silver one only had government allowable temps available on it; one could not program in a custom temp, so I got rid of it. The red one functioned relatively well until, during one long cook, it lost its mind. After multiple resets of both the sending and receiving units, it finally came back. What a Pain! My new ET-732 and 3 new Polders are one the way.