Range Dial is built for the kitchen/grill environment, but in order to get a long life out of it:
- Be gentle in unplugging the probes. When detaching a probe from Range Dial, grip the plug and pull out without jerking it. Do not unplug it by pulling the cable.
- Keep it away from excessive heat. Most Range Dial probes are built to withstand 450ºF (230ºC). The braided metal cable on the black probe can withstand 716ºF (380ºC). That's enough to shake off the occasional flareup, but extended exposure to flame will kill it (and the probe itself is still rated for 450ºF). The Dial itself may be near a hot grill or oven, but avoid temperatures over 140ºF (60ºC).
- Hand wash the probes. No dishwasher, no soaking.