I purchased my Maverick ET-732 in August 2012. Last weekend I had a scare that my smoker caught fire cause the ET-732 was reading nearly 350* in an electric smoker set to 220*. I run outside pull the plug feel the sides, then open the door, no fire, in fact it didn't feel overly hot at all. I grabbed my oven dial thermometer, and let the smoker get up to temp again, ET-732 reading 320*, open the door, dial gauge reading 220*. The ET-732 gets stored neatly inside, probes and wires get coiled after every use. Maybe the connection got wet at some point and it shorted the probes. Not to sure, either way I don't really find it acceptable. Having to buy replacement parts in under 6 months is not what I would call a quality product. So now do i invest another $20 in new probes, 1/3 of the cost of the ET-732 when I purchased it. Or do I search for a better solution. I don't have a problem spending more if it's a quality product.