View Full Version : Does foil ball on pit probe affect accuracy?

10-11-2015, 01:14 PM
I rarely use my Maverick anymore, but I want to check my RecTec to see whether its internal temp controller is accurate.

Does using a foil ball with the pit probe affect its accuracy?

Where in the 3" probe sensor does the temperature reading occur?

I used to use a chunk of raw potato but was never quite sure whether that affected the sensor either.


10-11-2015, 01:17 PM
It only reads on the very tip.

10-11-2015, 03:59 PM
The raw potato is by far the best way my friend

10-11-2015, 04:36 PM
The raw potato is by far the best way my friend

I'd love to know why that is.

10-11-2015, 06:22 PM
I like the potato trick best because it holds the probe securely, is easy to position, and easy to re-position if necessary A small whole potato will hold up for a very long cook, just gets hard, does not collapse like an onion will. I just think the potato seperates the probe from the grill better than anything metal.