While the Smart Probe is not an instant read thermometer, it can be used to measure the internal temperature of proteins. Try to put the probe in the center of the thickest portion of your protein (meat). Do not poke the probe straight through the other end of the protein. Make sure the probe does not make physical contact with the surface of the cookware itself.
Warning: Do not use the Smart Probe in your oven, smoker, or grill.