nothing fancy just like the name says it's is shaped like a Lolly pop.
I was gonna buy a thermopen but I didn't want to spend the $100 so I figured the thermopop priced at $24.00 (amazon) was a good buy.
Thermo works the maker of the thermopop claim it'll give you an accurate temp reading within 5 seconds. I thought that sounded like a solid deal ($24.00 for a reading in 5 seconds). The thermopen is a 1 second reading for just under a hundred bucks. So for a third of the cost I'm waiting an extra 4 seconds.
First off all I boil tested the pop. It was 3 degrees off reading 209 in the boiling water. I'm use to this 2-3 degrees off with my igrill and maverick probes, but I was kinda thinking after all the good I read about thermo works if be a little closer with the temp (maybe a degree off....). O'well it ain't that bad.
So for accuracy I'd give it 4 outta 5. It was off so I can't give it a perfect score.
When I put it in the chicken breasts I was grilling it gave me a reading at damn near the 5 second mark every time. And I tested it about 10 times because I really wanted to try it out and see how close it was to the 5 second reading. So 5 seconds every time means it works like its suppose to. I was hoping I might get some 3-4 second readings based on hearing these claims from others but no luck. Some close to 4 but pretty much 5 seconds every time.
This means I have to give it 5 outta 5 for function.
I could go on and give it a score based on appearance but I don't really care how it looks. Just care that it does it's job. I'd assume it'll be stained with bbq sauce and maybe some of the plastic case melted soon enough due to some poor choice I make laying down to close to the flames.
Bottom line is it does what it says it'll do almost perfectly. Just a few degrees off in boiling water or I'd have give it a perfect score. In the end I found myself getting inpatient over the 5 second wait. When I'm grilling on my gas grill it's a quick, no patience kinda deal.
I know 5 seconds isn't a long time but thinking about thermopen doing it in one second just kinda deflated me a bit. I don't know maybe I'm just thinking about it to much.
Final score: 9 outta 10.
I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a accurate 5 second thermo to check the meat on your grill. Sure you can get a one second thermopen you just have to decide if you wanna spend $24 or close to $100.
Note: I looked for a thermopop review and didn't see one on these pages. Hopefully I didn't waste my time because I missed a thermopop review thread. I hope this helps someone who's trying to decide about purchasing this item.