Gear up like a chef. You don't need a fancy kit of tools to operate your grill. Skip the apron, gloves and spatula. As long as you have a meat thermometer and a pair of tongs, you're good to go. The best place to shop for tools like these is at a restaurant supply store. For example, a digital meat thermometer at will set you back less than $10.
The eT820F is an instant read digital meat thermometer. It's perfect for grilling, BBQ, smoking, and turkey, but it's simply a great all-purpose cooking and food thermometer. This thermometer takes reading fast, within 5 seconds, and measurements are accurate to ±1.5°F. The built-in smart sensor quickly jumps to the target temperature range, then stabilizes within 3-4 seconds. Most digital thermometers, including “instant read” ones, slowly tick up to the final temperature in a linear fashion, not this one.
iDevices' Kitchen Thermometer is a two-probe digital meat thermometer that costs $80 in the US, £65 in the UK and AU$100 in Australia. Where traditional models chime, requiring you to be within earshot, this Bluetooth-enabled version sends push notifications to your phone regarding your food's doneness.
The Always Perfect® Chef's Fork combines a digital meat thermometer with a color-changing backlit display and simple push-button operation. The built-in thermometer measures food temperature and doneness based on USDA-approved temperatures for nine popular types of food.