Thanks for this link! I opted for this method! Easy and turned out fine.Depends on if it's a looker or a cooker. If your planning on selling it, then no. If your gonna use it, then mod away, but some prefer cutting a notch in the lip on the mid section, compared to snaking a probe thru a grommet.
2) to my knowledge these cookers don't have as much value as the kettles do since they didn't really experiment with colors or designs like they did on kettles, its kind of pre 2009 or post 2009.
I did the notch mod and to be candid... it doesn't work well for me. My fault. I put it at the back edge and the cords on my temp transmitter aren't long enough to reach the closest table. Short of either adding another notch, adding a side table or adding some kind of holder for the transmitter, the notch won't likely get used. I have been thinking of a way to add an arm like a cell phone holder.. just haven't come up with a solution.... yet.
You can certainly rotate the cylinder 360 degrees.
But if you rotate it so the notch is where MM wants it, then the door or hinge winds up in a spot that MM's OCD doesn't like.
Lesson -- measure twice, cut once...