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Polder question

GarneracGarnerac Posts: 134
edited 9:49PM in EggHead Forum
Can/should you leave the probe in the meat for the duration of a cook?
Were talking 250 dome roughly.
I need to cook a few pork butts this weekend.
I usually go in and out as I check the progress.
Can I leave it in?


  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Leave it in.Every time you open the dome you are letting heat to escape.
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Agreed...leave it in and stop opening the Egg... ;)
  • Citizen QCitizen Q Posts: 484
    If you are talking about a probe on a wire, absolutley. That is what it is made for.
    Not so for the handheld instant read type though, do not leave that one in the cooker.
  • GarneracGarnerac Posts: 134
    Yeah, I dont open it willy-nilly. I just had a Polder go out after a few months and wondered about why.... The instructions say NOT to leave it in,,,, CYB Im sure...
    I buy most things at Academy and they will replace it again Im sure! Academy rules!
    Just took off some beautiful chicken breasts,,,, internal temp 180!
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    What is the model number of the unit that you have?Some of their units if you get above 350 degrees you have to be careful of frying the probe.The newer units out now you have a better chance if the cook is under 400 degrees.
  • GarneracGarnerac Posts: 134
    Its a 362-90
    ,,,,,and whats up with no on/off switch?
    Im sure it draws very little current but still...
    I used me some Dizzy Pig Jamaican,,,,,, something, today, it was awesome! Bought 4 more!
  • DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
    Ditto Citizen Q.
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