It has over 18,000 five-star ratings.

By Maya Gandara
Updated October 21, 2020
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With the holidays fast approaching, it’s only smart to make a list of all the kitchen essentials you’ll need on hand to avoid mishaps. A meat thermometer is one of those must-haves, and regardless of whether you don’t yet own one or are in need of a replacement, you won’t need to spend more than $9 to remedy that.

At the very top of Amazon’s list of best-selling meat thermometers and timers sits the Habor Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer. It can detect temperatures between -58 degrees and 572 degrees Fahrenheit in as little as four seconds, and it’s the perfect gadget for cooking turkey and chicken, barbecuing, and even making bread and jams. The simple thermometer comes with a protective sheath for storing and will automatically turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity, extending its battery life.

To buy: $9 (originally $14); amazon.com

With a 4.7-inch probe, the thermometer helps you avoid close contact with excessive heat during cooking and accidental burns. It easily inserts into the center of your meat for a clear, fast reading, and that efficiency is most likely why it’s racked up over 18,000 five-star ratings from satisfied Amazon shoppers—one reviewer even claims it’s a “holiday must-have.”

“Using the thermometer couldn't be easier,” wrote another customer. “There's a single button for the power on and off, and a second button that swaps between Fahrenheit and Celsius. Accurate readings appear in just 3-5 seconds and the protective pen-clip cover slides on and off the probe easily. Speaking of the probe, it's the perfect length...nice and long for getting to the center of thick meat cuts, but not too long to become unwieldy during use!!”

The best-selling kitchen tool normally retails for $14, but you can snag one just in time for Thanksgiving for only $9 right now. Head over to Amazon while this deal is still going strong.

This Story Originally Appeared On foodandwine.com