Originally Posted by Andy M.
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.
This isn't the first time I've heard of problems from using them on the grill. I never have used mine anywhere but the oven. For the grill, I use my instant read Thermapen.