Really, you need one of these. Especially if you bake bread. It takes all the guess work out of it. Rustic loaves 200-210. Soft breads, 180-190 degrees. I remember the days of turning the loaf over (which means its already out of the pan and hot) and thumping it to see if it sounds hollow. hmm. Doesn’t this remind you of searching through a watermelon bin seeking the perfect melon? Thump-thump! Its right up there with licking your finger and sticking it up in the air to see which way the wind is blowing, like this is going to predict the weather for you. okay people, have I made my point? $12 bucks at target. Go now! Then get back to me.