I had an idea while playing with my MES40 a while back. I had been wondering about the temperature difference between the display and a good digital therm placed very near where the internal probe is.
I thought that maybe all the heat coming up the back wall which creates the notorious hot-spot might be heating up the back wall to the point of affecting the therm probe.
So here is what I tried.
I took a new cheap pan and flattened the lip on one end so that it would sit right against the rear wall and act as a duct to capture the heat coming up the back wall and move it toward the front and toward the center. Not only did it eliminate the majority of the hot-spot, but by keeping
so much heat concentrated on the back wall that now my display therm and remote therm located right by it read within a couple of degrees of each other. My meat probe has always been spot on.
I haven't played with it much at this point but it seems to be a success.
Any thoughts about this or has anyone tried something similar?