Single Sensor and Triple Sensor Wired Probes now available

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I just noticed that the Weber website now lists two different wired food probes that are compatible with the Searwood:

PREMIUM WIRED FOOD PROBE (TRIPLE SENSOR)
Part number # 3400321
https://www.weber.com/US/en/accessories/smart-grilling/3400321.html

WIRED FOOD PROBE (SINGLE SENSOR)
Part number # 3400324
https://www.weber.com/US/en/accessories/accessories-by-grill-type/wood-pellet-grill-accessories/3400324.html

The connector on triple sensor version looks similar, but has 3 separate single contacts. I wonder if the Searwood can actually read all three sensors independently.
 
Highly recommend a wireless one, especially if you get the rotisserie
 
I got myself a Combustion Predictive Thermometer for Father's day, but haven't had a chance to use it. I did also order the Weber premium probe just to see how it works and to compare with the CPT. I'll post what I find after it arrives.
 
Probably showing my ignorance here but...

If a probe has three sensors (I assume all inside the one probe at different locations), how/what does it display on the searwood display or the app? Is it an average? Does the display cycle through the different sensor feeds?
 
I cooked 4 steaks using the reverse sear method on my Searwood last night. I had the included single sensor probe in one, a premium triple sensor probe in another, and wireless combustion precision thermometers (CPT) in the remaining two. This is what I noticed:

  • The single sensor probe has two diameters on the probe— it is narrower on the tip that inserts.
  • The triple sensor probe has three diameters that increase from the tip end to the body.
  • There is no difference in either the control unit display or app in how the probe temperatures are displayed. So either the three sensors are averaged in the control unit, or only one of the sensors is active. I’ll have to look at the control unit to see if the probe jack actually has three signal contacts. If it only has one then there’s no point in getting the premium probe over the standard one. I wish Weber would provide information on this.
  • I much prefer the CPT, because it gives measurements for core, surface, and ambient temperatures. It also has a prediction algorithm that predicts time until your desired core temperature.
  • The downside of the CPT is that connectivity is hampered by the metal lid of the Searwood. I had to keep a signal booster right next to it, and will have to play around with placement.
 
I cooked 4 steaks using the reverse sear method on my Searwood last night. I had the included single sensor probe in one, a premium triple sensor probe in another, and wireless combustion precision thermometers (CPT) in the remaining two. This is what I noticed:

  • The single sensor probe has two diameters on the probe— it is narrower on the tip that inserts.
  • The triple sensor probe has three diameters that increase from the tip end to the body.
  • There is no difference in either the control unit display or app in how the probe temperatures are displayed. So either the three sensors are averaged in the control unit, or only one of the sensors is active. I’ll have to look at the control unit to see if the probe jack actually has three signal contacts. If it only has one then there’s no point in getting the premium probe over the standard one. I wish Weber would provide information on this.
  • I much prefer the CPT, because it gives measurements for core, surface, and ambient temperatures. It also has a prediction algorithm that predicts time until your desired core temperature.
  • The downside of the CPT is that connectivity is hampered by the metal lid of the Searwood. I had to keep a signal booster right next to it, and will have to play around with placement.
Great info thank you.
 
I asked Weber support about the functionality of the triple sensor probe and this is what they wrote to me:

The Premium Triple Sensor Probe has three sensors and takes the lowest temperature reading of the three, ensuring the most accurate temperature reading from the food. The Single Sensor takes one reading and reads it out as-is.

So the triple sensor aggregates with a MIN operation.
 

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