I would agree with this as opposed to what @French Fries said. I don't use a thermometer for steaks, chops and chicken but I do use it for large roasts. You can't use a touch test on a roast beef. But while you're learning to touch and fee the doneness of a chop it's ok to use a thermometer. I used to have a very good sense of direction. Now if I go somewhere without my GPS I'm lost. So I get it, but using all senses is always good.