I've used my MES30 about 5 times. Each time, I placed the probe into the meat then routed the cord out the vent. I have always used at least 2 probes. One for the meat and the other for smoker temp. Routing the cords thru the vent takes some time and it's hot. I'm wasting heat. I guess I'm concerned about damaging the door gasket. So under long term use, does closing the door on the cord shorten the gasket life ?
I just ordered my Maverick ET-732 from A-MAZE-N, wife says it should go well with the other 3 temp units I have. I said "Hell yeah".