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Foil on Polder Wire

KipKip Posts: 87
edited 5:03AM in EggHead Forum
I've seen many pictures with foil over the Polder sensor wire. What is the purpose? And does it affect the reading??


  • CRCR Posts: 175
    Kip, couple of reasons: 1. protect the cable from direct heat especially if cooking at higher temps 2. keeps the cable from collecting grease and gunk which becomes very stiff and brittle over time.[p]Does not affect the operation of the thermometer.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Kip,[p]Just an added sleeve of protection from heat. I fried my 1st Polder probe the 2nd or 3rd time I used it and since then I added a layer of foil to help shield the plastic insulation on the wires in the metal mesh sleeve. I haven't lost a cable from heat since and I have gone over the rated temps a few times for short amounts of time. I can't say for sure that it helps, but it can't hurt.[p]No, it can't change the readings.[p]Tim
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