Are the food probe and pit probe interchangeable?

Yes, the probes are exactly the same with the exception of the shape and size.

If you have an accident where your pit probe becomes damaged, use a food probe in the pit jack. As always be sure that the probe isn’t placed too close to the food where it could catch cool vapors and provide a false low reading.

The pit probe can be used to monitor meat as well, but it is preferable to use a food probe so it can reach further into the meat. To use a pit probe to monitor your food, remove the alligator clip from the tip of the pit probe and push it into the thickest part of the food without pushing it in past its sheath, and plug the food probe into the pit jack.

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