I was at the end of my 13 hour 50 lb PB smoke early Monday morning. I was probing and checking temps with my Maverick thermometer when the unit fell off the top of my smoker and shattered into pieces. Not broke, just the battery cover came off and batteries went flying. I said a few names in vein, and my wife came out to see what the fuss was about. She saw me trying to put the unit back together. She didn't say a word and returned 30 seconds later with a wrapped Christmas present. I refused at first and then decided to go ahead. How did she know I would want another Maverick?? To my surprise there was a brand new shiney Thermapen. No way how did she know about these? Evidently she did some research, called some friends, and made the purchase. Her comments, "That thing better come with a free steak dinner". Well I opened it up tested the PB's and man what an amazing instant read tool. LOVE IT!