Cleaning Probes and Wires

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rabbithutch, May 21, 2015.

  1. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, I used the search function and found lots of posts about cleaning probes. From what I read, it is allowing water to get into the hollow portion of the probes that ruins them; but I didn't see any comments about the wires. Are they, too, susceptible to problems if water gets into them? I've been cleaning the cables with Dawn in a paper towel and scrubbing them down then wiping with a wet paper towel to get the soap off. I clean the probes with Dawn being careful at the wire/probe joint. I think I will start wiping them down with 70% isopropyl alcohol, too.

    Any comments on my methods? Anything else I should know?

    TIA
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I clean mine by scrubbing the cable & probe with a hot coarse sponge, staying away from the joint between the cable & the probe.

    Then just before inserting it into the meat, I clean the meat probe one more time with a little alcohol wipe. Doesn't take long & they're cheap if you get a box of 250.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2015
  3. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Bear!
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree , just clean and wipe before injecting.

    How you there in Temple [​IMG]
     
  5. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Temple is Temple, Stan!

    Of course, you know that much better than I do.

    We are staying cool and getting good rain. The lakes aren't full yet but even the farmers are griping about too much rain. For me, the longer it stays below 90° the better I like it.

    Had some excitement in Waco last Sunday, but I expect you heard about that.

    How are things in Ohio?
     

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