A sorry A$$ Thermometer...Qview

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by brentman0110, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    So I bought this sorry A$$ thermometer at Wally World about a few weeks ago.



    Well, let me tell you, this little piece of sh!% ain't worth the plastic it was packaged in. After only 4 smokes, look at the wire and insulation.



    Oh! I think I have found the problem



    So, for all of you, beware of this little fella'.


    Brent
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm Ahhss-hoool'z!
     
  3. justsmoke2

    justsmoke2 Smoking Fanatic

    Well I have had the Nu Temp thermometer going on 3 years now and couldn't be happier. I have the 3 unit wireless and its the best $80.00 I ever spent. I use 1 probe for monitoring my heat and the other 2 I will use in my meat. I have added the url below hope its right. you will not be sorry with this probe.

    http://www.nu-temp.com/
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I have 5 of these they are a Taylor Weekend Warrior and are available from Walmart online and Lowe's. I have dropped all of them at least once and they all still work.


    I also have a few digital remote ones but find they are all on the same frequency which makes it a pain when using more than two at a time
     
  5. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    I went to Lowes and bought a remote one which is quite nice. Lets just see how long he lasts. I should probably break down and buy a nice one though.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I should too that remote one is probally the same one I have as well they work good as long as not trying to run to many of them at the same time
     
  7. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    This is the one I am using now,
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Thats it I have about a half dozen of them between here and camp they work good
     
  9. justsmoke2

    justsmoke2 Smoking Fanatic

    My Nu Temp allows me to all 3 wire less remote. I have hard time keeping them apart til I got smart and wrote numbers on them. After calibrateing I also put the difference they was off. My batterys lasted almost 2 years before I changed them out.
     
  10. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brentman- I have one of those and so does Gramason, we found if you get around other ones like it.... you get readings from all of them.... we found this out at a comp. the solution is put it in the holder and wrap a little aluminum foil around it leaving only the display screen showing.....

    other than that it works well.....
     
  11. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    looks like the probe wire has been shut in the door or lid one too many times.
     
  12. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    Yeah, and that equaled 4 times.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    I've had a charrington remote therm for three years now. Was a b/day pressie from the wife. Read closer on the back and saw it is an ET71. Probe wire has been shut on many a time. Still works awesone and i think i've only changed batteries twice.

    I do need another one but am waiting till funds allow the purchase of an ET73.
     
  14. This will happen to all probes if you aren't going through a vent/drill hole. The first thing one should consider before laying out $$$ for a therm is if it possible to get REPLACEMENT PROBES because they WILL go bad. This is what I did when I got mine at William Sonoma.

    Also, I see from that "what do you do" thread that alot of you are in construction and fabrication. Do you know of a source for that braided stainless cord like the picture above?

    -rob
     
  15. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    Yeah, I kinda' figured that out the hard way. Now that i have a GOSM, I just put the probe through the side vent holes.
     
  16. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Heh, just keep your tinfoil hat on, and the CIA can't read your mind.
     
  17. Here's a pic of foiled Guru pit probes. [​IMG]
     
  18. I bought two of these at the same time from the Wally. Neither one of them worked!

    Next time I buy the Maverick.

    Dave
     
  19. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got three of the same cheap wally world ones. Prolly got em cause they WERE cheap! They work great for me, but I don't have a door-slammin rig...
     
  20. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    got a maverick, says made in china right on it. dont think any of these will take a sharp lid cutting on the 22 ga wiring. anyone got a usa made one?
     

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