I have a couple of Taylors with the silicone cable. Have been fine. I actually like the way the Taylor unit tips up for easier reading as opposed to the Mavericks, which I also have. I called tayor and asked how high of heat the cable would tolerate and if I remember it was like 400-450.
Smooth Smoke BBQ Team, KCBS CBJ, 2-WSM, Cajun Bandit Conversion, wsm 2880, Smokey Joe Mini wsm, Old Country offset, several kettles.