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    Grill/Meat Thermometer Probes

    Does anyone but me have problems ruining the metal braided chord with too high of heat. I have wrapped it in layers of foil which seems to help or at least delay failure. I do use a combination of real wood and gas on the same grill. I am tired of replacing these things 3 times a year. I know it is just too hot for the chord, but is there a thermometer/ chord that can take 800 degree temps?


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    Re: Grill/Meat Thermometer Probes

    Why are you cooking your cord at 800 degrees?

    I mainly use these type thermometers (with cords wrapped in foil) for smoking and they have lasted years....
    For high temperature grilling, I put those away. Instead, if you want to check the temp, get a really good instant read thermometer, they can give a reading in about 2 seconds (i.e. get a thermocouple)


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    Re: Grill/Meat Thermometer Probes

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    Re: Grill/Meat Thermometer Probes

    Quote Originally Posted by uro cy View Post
    Why are you cooking your cord at 800 degrees?

    I mainly use these type thermometers (with cords wrapped in foil) for smoking and they have lasted years....
    For high temperature grilling, I put those away. Instead, if you want to check the temp, get a really good instant read thermometer, they can give a reading in about 2 seconds (i.e. get a thermocouple)
    I knew that question would be coming. I use real wood, unsoaked, it is very hard to control the heat. I was thinking maybe there was a space shuttle quality cord out there.


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    Re: Grill/Meat Thermometer Probes

    I've had the same one for years but I only use them in the smoker (225) or oven (500 tops).



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