Hi - I have a ThermoWorks IR but not the S model. Mine is the. Type K and it is on close out. Handy thing is if you don't already have a Thermapen then they sell a probe with a wire and the type K gives the same 3 second reading response. See if I can post a link...nope I cant! I use the IR to check my pizza stone, griddle hot spots etc. could I live without it? Sure..