And I'm a smoke-aholic. I've actually been lurking here for a while, now. At the risk of offending any purists, I'm on my third ECB. I wore out (burned out) the first, and gave the secnond to a son-in-law. Now I have an electric and I'm never going back. I need a new thermometer which I hope this group can help me with. I've been using el cheapo Acurite units that have the crappy probes. When they work, they work very well and are surprisingly accurate as a thermistor probe should be. But, of course, when they break they're junk. So while looking for a replacement probe, I've seen some that aren't outrageously expensive that seem to have a woven steel overbraid. Do they last any longer? Then I ran across CDN thermometers which have 5-year warranty. Any good? But I also have a Fluke Type-K thermocouple adapter. So I could just buy a probe. But the adapter eats 9-volt batteries. I could make do with it until I can justify a Thermoworks and use the probe with that. Any thoughts or suggestions will be much appreciated!