I bought several spare probes from Taylor last year. I think they were $5 each direct sale.
They were the coated ones and I have had no problems with them.
I do the heat shrink Mod to all my probes and that helps a lot also.
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.