YES!!!! Save a few more bucks up, get a 732. Waaayy more versatile than a plain jane thermometer. My 732 makes me really happy. And I too cook on a kettle. I cut a small notch in the edge of the lid so the wires do not pinch. I use a bread twisty tie to keep the wires together at that spot too so you dont have to hold the wires together when yo take the lid on and off.