Hello Everyone, Long time browser first time poster.
I recently picked up an old gen MES40 (20070311). After reading the various posts about internal temps I'm still not clear if I have a good or bad old gen MES40. I recall during preseasoning, after about 2hrs of soaking @ 275, the built-in probe sitting in it's "holster" was reading around 255. Others in this forum have indicated the temp can very drastically depending on the location of the probe. So I don't know if I can say the MES is bad or not. if I move the probe somewhere else I could probably get the 275 max temp advertised.I haven't had time to measure the temp at various location yet.
So the questions; What temp is everyone reading with the built-in probe sitting in the holster when set to 275? Is the 255 I'm seeing about right? Would like to see if I have a bad MES before the warranty expire.