I have used alot of meat thermometers in my life! When I was a teen I got massively sick after eating under cooked hamburg. Since then I have always used something to make sure my meat was cooked!
Most other ones I have used the tip has worn down and become dull or has even broken off! Or I have not been able to read it because the dial was messed up after so many uses.
I not only use it on meat but I also have been using it on the stove top cooking and candy making. I have finally found a thermometer that I like! I especially like the fact the numbers are big and easy to read instead of the dial type that you sometimes cant read!