Tinfoil on temp probe cable???

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by rbranstner, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was wondering why people put tinfoil on the cable of their temp probe?
  2. I do it to save on cleanup.
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's all it is, to keep it clean.
    I never did, I just squirt it with some simple green and wipe with a rag and it comes clean.

    Some folks say it helps with kinking when you close the smoker door/hood. Not sure if it does help with that or not though.
  4. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think some people do it to protect the wires from moisture. I've heard that it can cause problems with them. I wrapped mine once and it was such a pain that I never bothered after that.

    I don't clean the cable lead. I just wipe down the probe with one of those Clorox sanitizing wipes. If the probe is really discolored, I use a 3M Scotchbrite green pad on it. I never use water on or near the probe opening or the cables as I've heard many times that will be the death of them.


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