I have several meat thermos, a Polder meat/oven that I have used and abused for 5 years or so. The probe has been submerged, dropped, left in the smoker for 12 hour smokes, still dead on. How do I know this? I also have a thermoworks 2K, two thermopens and another older Polder thermometer. (I love gadgets) Been hesitating on the ET-732 because of the probe issues. I like the remote thing though so I finally bought one. Took it out of the box put the oven probe in 225, good, probed the meat, HHH, probe is no @#%&* good right out of the box. Get some decent probes! Maybe it's just me but I don't get the high accolades for this thing. Sorry for the rant.