Needs better strain relief
Probe works well enough, but has a higher than expected failure rate due to weak strain releif at probe end. On our third in 3 years.
Well it's probably not supposed to be, but mine was.
Cooking my first deep fried turkey, I had placed the turkey down into the hot oil. After the turkey settled down to the bottom of the pan I then noticed that I had too much oil in the fryer and the level of the oil was up over the top of the probe which had been inserted into the breast. I had to stop the cooking, remove the turkey, remove some of the cooking oil, and resume the deep frying.
The probe continued to perform flawlessly and continues to do so today. Tough gear.
I have been a fan of ThermoWorks for several years. What they say in the description of products is right on and one can count on it working correctly.
I stepped up to a ChefAlarm series 3 years ago as the probe was rated for 700deg. temps in the BBQ and you can leave it in for the complete cook process. It has been invaluable. Who ever came up with the simple probe holder that fits in the grill grate was a genius as you can always know what the true meat level temp is. That new Smoke and BBQ unit with the double temp probes look pretty cool. These folks are the best.