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Old 01-02-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by longwayfromhome View Post
...so does it matter if they get a bit of gunk on them across the two wires during a cook? Does it compromise the reading/potential somehow?
no

the way the thermocouple work is the 2 wires are a dissimilar metals, usually one is chrome and the other alumel for the K type thermocouple that you have.

This creates a tiny bit of voltage and when the temperature changes, so does this voltage.

this voltage creates the signal that the thermometer reads and coverts it into a temp readout

basicially how it works.
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