If you're looking to get Dad a cool cooking gadget for Father's Day, consider making it this ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen meat thermometer at a limited-time sale price.

A quality meat thermometer is one of the more important, and often underrated, tools for a home cook or pitmaster but cheap ones, that give inaccurate or inconsistent readings are essentially useless (for obvious reasons).

Right now, ThermoWorks is offering an exclusive and deep discount for Chowhound and CNET readers on its most popular and well-reviewed Mk4 model (the most we've ever seen it discounted outside of Black Friday), down 20 percent to just $79.20.

The Mk4 is key for cooking brisket and other BBQ faves but don't just take our word for it.

One verified purchaser, who claims to "cook over 225 chicken halves at one time 3 to 5 times per summer in a 12-foot long chicken cooker," calls the Mk4 a total "lifesaver" reducing and all anxiety over whether the (many) birds were fully-cooked.

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