I also only use a thermometer for chicken. I don't like to puncture the meat and lose all the juice. Timing is everything for steaks and also pork. Its a matter of knowing your grill and where the hot spots are if there are any. Anybody using a pellet grill ? I bought mine last summer and I haven't used my other grills since. Its the easiest way to cook. The flavor is incredible and you always know what the temp is. Pulled pork used to be a pain with my old barrel smoker, with the pellet grill is ten times easier and it tastes so much better.