This Sainlogic No-Contact Digital Infrared Laser Thermometer is just $8.99 with free shipping. If you haven’t used an infrared thermometer you don’t know what you are missing. It is a bit of magic. You simply pull the trigger, which activates a laser beam, then point it at whatever you want to know the temperature of. Good times.
I use my laser thermometer for checking the temperature of water, bbq foods, myself, my cat, etc. Nothing is safe when I have this thing in my hand.
The Sainlogic measures a range from -58?~716? / -50? to +380?. It also has a backlit LCD, ability to switch between celsius and Fahrenheit, and runs off of two AAA batteries. Not a bad item to have in anyones toolkit, especially for under $9.