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Bishop916 04-27-2013 05:49 PM

Prevent burnt thermometers on the Akorn
 
I was using a Maverick digital to monitor temps during a steak searing session (good eats!) - but it looks like the probe got seared as well.
Where I put the probe wire in the lid it is right up against the hot grate.


- How can I prevent investing in new probes every so often?

- Can I use an analog thermometer jammed in at grate level to monitor internal/grate level temps?
.....(*Now we're talking like four bucks if things go south and not $15-45 for replacement digital parts).


Thanks in advance.

- B916

HankB 04-27-2013 08:36 PM

Which Maverick? The probes for the ET-73 are good to a little more than 400F. On the ET-732 the box says the probes are good to 712F.

Bishop916 04-27-2013 10:28 PM

ET-705, Its rated for 410* - I guess I put too much on it during the sear.

Hoping dead probes are not a trend the way the wire is up against the grate as it first comes in the lid. Maybe I'll run it thru some foil right there or something.

DubfromGA 04-28-2013 10:56 AM

I've never had this problem with mine.


I don't feel the need to use it during a sear, anyway.


All of my Maverick use is with slow & low, or poultry at 325-350.


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