I don't really have convenient access to gas burners near my pastry station, so I tend to use portable induction burners for almost all of my cooking. I also love using the digital candy thermometers that have a probe and a temperature alarm - very convenient. The only downfall is that the magnet seems to interfere with the probe. I have noticed this in more than one brand of thermometer and it seems to give the instrument a shorter lifespan. Has anyone else encountered this situation? I am wondering if you have found a solution. I can always use the "old-fashioned" (ie non-digital) thermometers, but I was wondering if there is a style of digital that won't be affected?