Originally Posted by HankB
I have both and was never disappointed with the ET-73 until I wanted to start a turkey at 500°F The ET-73 won't read that high. The ET-732 goes over 500° and the probes are supposed to withstand 712°F. My ET-73 cooker probe was starting to show damage at about 500°.
That said, the ET-73 is fine for smoking where temps rarely exceed its capabilities.
Good to know, I usually only use my ET-73 when smoking for grate temp. I use the food probe when doing other meats on my kettle, but have never used it for high heat cooking.
That said mine has lasted 3 years or more now. I just am careful with the probes and just use a scotch brite pad and soapy water to clean off the probes and immediately dry them.