OXO Good Grips
Twelve inches long, easy to grip and simple to lock closed. Get two pairs: one for raw meat, one for cooked ($9; 800-545-4411).
Best Meat Thermometer
Acu-Rite Analog Instant Read
A favorite in restaurant kitchens ($5; to find stores, call 800-777-0565).
Duncan’s Bar-B-Que Grip
Elbow length, with a nonslip surface; made of a fire-resistant, neoprene-like material ($20; 800-785-4449).