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Old 07-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #11
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I have one of these and use it all the time.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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I would look at anything from ThermoWorks. Their instant read Thermapen is fabulous.

ThermoWorks.com - Home of the Thermapen

They do have a probe thermometer - might be worth a look.

ThermoWorks Original Oven Thermometer / Timer. Classic design and simplicity at a GREAT price.
Thermapen all the way. I have the original one and it works like a charm.

I bought their probe and love it too. I wouldn't make a roast without it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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Meat-Probe Thermometers - Cook's Illustrated
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #14
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My wired probe thermometer has a silicone coated cord and I really prefer that. I had two with uncoated cords and as soon as the metal cord got squished or damaged in any way, it wouldn't read correctly. I've had the one with the coated cord for about 5 years now and no problems. I think that I got it at Target, so not a super expensive one.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #15
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My Polder metal cord has lasted several years with no perceptible wear.

Never mind the stupid, useless buttons..
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #16
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I've been using my Polder in the Weber kettle to monitor grill temps when smoking. Pinching the cable under the lid may have contributed to it's demise even though it's advertised for BBQ use.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #17
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Maybe you should have run it through the rotisserie hole.

I've closed my Polder thermometer remote probe in the oven door but that door is softened by gaskets.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #18
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I use one like this...I ain't real keen on depending on batteries.
I am quite sure this isn't the answer you are lookin' for.
Just saying this rig ain't never let me down.
I have had problems with electronic thermometers, so I use one similar to Hoot's.

Mine is for candy and deep frying. It goes up to 400F. It's dishwasher safe. It reads faster than any instant read thermometer that I have ever used. I can calibrate it in boiling water / ice water using the adjusting nut just below the head, on the stem.
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I have had problems with electronic thermometers, so I use one similar to Hoot's.

Mine is for candy and deep frying. It goes up to 400F. It's dishwasher safe. It reads faster than any instant read thermometer that I have ever used. I can calibrate it in boiling water / ice water using the adjusting nut just below the head, on the stem.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:22 PM   #20
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I recently bought a CDN ProAccurate. So far so good.

I have the standard Maverick for the smoker (with the box and food probes).

If you broke the probe wire you could always get a new one.
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