Replacement Thermometer Probe
Includes: Thermometer probe
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
I had to go thru two of these to find out that it does not like the cover closed on the grill. It seems a real issue that the cable does not stand up to normal use that you would expect on an outdoor grill. Another outsourced China wonder device, I wonder why it can not be built here better.
great product, use it both in house oven and on grill
My original probe lasted about 2 summers (about 20 uses at 8 hours each in my smoker). I just got this replacement and it worked last week. So far, so good.
I have tried several brands of thermometers at price ranges $15>$80 the probe fails on all of them including this one, but not as fast. I use it a couple of times a week and the probe lead must not be impinged (pinched by the grill lid or it will fail. I used to use commercial probes at work )HVAC)for many years and never had a failure even when the probe lead was impinged by the access door of the HVAC unit. there is a market waiting for a commercial grade probe with thicker probe wire and a better shield. The commercial units are in the $150 range but that is because of the name (beckman instuments and Fluke) I am sure that ACU_RITE could manufacture a probe for a few $$s more that would hold up better. So far theis probe rated at 750 degrees f is the best available for this price range.
Unfortunately, the 400 degree limit is just an unrealistic exposure limit for using this on an outdoor gas grill with the cover down (where the use of a thermometer with a radio-controlled alert is really helpful and beneficial). I've apparently fried TWO of these probe cords already. I wish I knew if the problem is where it has to touch the grill case (I just run it out the hole where an optional rotisserie would go, but it has to touch the hot bottom surface of the hole), or if the temp a few inches over the grates is just too hot.
At least replacement probes are relatively inexpensive ($7.00). Another commentor mentioned "shielding". Maybe I'll try wrapping it in loose crumpled aluminum foil?
I have to shield it with aluminum foil and do not use at the beginning of cooking while the grill is at temperature. It will fail. However, if you use mid-way through cooking when the grill is at 400 degrees or less (and the cable is shielded), it works fine.
It's new...it works. What else can be said?