Melting Thermometers

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by rhnewfie, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. rhnewfie

    rhnewfie Fire Starter

    Can you use your digital thermometer in your propane grill as well? I tried but the probe wire melted. Now it was a cheap $20 thermometer as well and the probe wire was covered in rubber.


  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Wow. That "rubber" is usually silicone that should resist the heat. What was it like a cheap Taylor thermo? I use mine in my gas grill a lot and that never happened to mine. Did the wire go right into the fire or something?
  3. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    I don't use thermometers for grilling steaks since it's 600*+ and for a short time.  I use my finger or if it's a very thick steak I use an instant read dial thermometer at the end.  I use digital probe/cable therms for BBQing and Smoking.  Direct flame or coal can damage any probe cable.  If you want to use a therm for grilling you may have to shield the probe/cable from the fire with foil/pan and keep it suspended in the air.  The Maverick ET-732 dual probe/wireless therm has been noted a lot on this forum and is available @ A-MAZE-N Products, LLC @ $59.99 with free Shipping (supposedly the best customer service.)  I play the devil's advocate and try other therms other than the ET-732.  I check a lot of reviews and if they have 4+ stars then I go for price and warranty.  I prefer dedicated therms non-wireless.  One for the cooking chamber and one for the food.  These are the two I have that read 212* @ boiling pretty much @ sea level.

    Maverick OT-3BBQ

     one year warranty.

    CDN DTP482

       five year warranty.

    All together with discounts they were about $35 including shipping.  I think it's all about taking delicate care of the probe/cable.  Once the cable is straightened out of the package it stays that way forever and is hung up when not in use.  No water to clean the food chamber probe.  I just shine it up with the scrubber side of a sponge and use a damp cloth to clean the food probe not getting close to the probe/cable connection.

  4. rhnewfie

    rhnewfie Fire Starter

    Thanks guys. It was a cheap Masterforge thermometer. Think I will invest in a Maverick.
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. rhnewfie

    rhnewfie Fire Starter


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