Ok, first the back story.
I have a couple of Taylor digital thermometers that I bought at Target and I have used for years and years. I have a couple of no-name wireless digitals that I bought on clearance for less than $20 each that I have had for a couple of years. I think the meat probe that I am currently using on the ET-73 belongs to one of the Taylor's because it has a grey plug and the others are black, but I can't swear to it. Other digitals have come and gone over the years in this household as well, so I have no real clue as to where the meat probe that I am using with the ET-73 came from.
But to be fair, I never gave Maverick's customer service a chance to make it right because I found a quick fix here at home, but I thought it might be interesting to give it a shot and see what they say. BTW, I bought my ET-73 on 5/31/2009 from www.onecountryshop.com
. Anyway, following Dude's links in another thread, I will approach Elizabeth @ Maverick and see what transpires, and report back. Stay tuned. Or not.
One other thing...I use thermocouples (probes) nearly every day in the work that I do. They are simple devices...merely two dissimilar metals joined together at one point, that generate a voltage based on temperature. You can literally twist two dissimilar metals together and make a crude thermocouple. Anyway, I don't have a lot of regard for them because they are so simple and so cheaply made. To muddy the waters, there are commonly several types, relative to the temperature range that you are trying to measure, so it is simply a matter of finding the appropriate type of thermocouple for your device. Bottom line is that f I couldn't find a probe here at home that would work, I'm sure I could have found one where I work. But this thread is about customer service, after all, so let's try it out!