Buying a Maverick Therm.

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by jake, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. jake

    jake Fire Starter

    Is there anyplace in central Ohio that carrys the Maverick thermometers or do they have to be purchased online?
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I cant tell you where in Ohio but I got mine on Amazon.com with free shipping.
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    You can buy them at Bed Bath an Beyond but you will pay top dollar for it. You can also order one but I'm not a waiting type so I have to get and use it right then. Now you can get a regular thermometer and just test it to make sure it right. I have a bunch of thermo unitas of all types.
     
  4. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Not a big fan of maverick stuff even though I have 2 of them. If you are going wired then taylor makes a tough unit. Regardless the best prices I found for the ET73 was online. I did see them out but all I remember is they were grossly overpriced.
     
  5. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep taylors have worked for me, you can usually get'em pretty cheap. I just picked up 2 more for $13.99 each, free shipping

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  6. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I don't own one butt a dual probe seems to be the way to go. I have 3 Acu-Rites that I like a lot.

    beard
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
  7. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Hey squib where did you find them for that price?
     
  8. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Our local Shopko has the Taylor wired one for $14.99. I have one, it's great. I plan on buying another one or two. Just waiting for them to have all the kitchen stuff on sale...
     
  9. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    No worries squib, I ordered 3 for that price from amazon.

    needed backups...
     
  10. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Amazon... if you can't get them for 15 or less with free shipping, put a couple in your basket and check back frequently, there is a message pop up in your cart letting you know if the price dropped or went up since your last visit.
     
  11. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My local Wal Mart had the Taylor therms in stainless finish for 19.99.

    I also found some Maverick ET 84D's on clearance at Canadian Tire for 11.99
     
  12. keny

    keny Fire Starter

    I have four of the Taylor units with single batteries, that I got from Target, and 3 of the probes have gone bad for me-they read way off...I don't know if I got them too wet cleaning them or what? I emailed Taylor, and that is what they said was most likely the problem. Anyone else had this problem? These are all 2 to 3 yrs old...is there some other brand that is a little better quality, or is this a normal thing that was my fault? It seems stupid to me that the probes can't get too wet, or they go bad. Too wet? Are you sh***ing me?! What a bunch of...
     
  13. iso

    iso Smoke Blower

    @KenY: Yes, I just ran into this problem last weekend. My meat probe started out measuring out at 105F (stick said 40F). Mine looks to have problems at the base of the probe where the wire enters. I am guessing bad storage.  As long as you are not submerging them I don't see how you can them any wetter than being in raw meat.

    This vendor has better probes and far more expensive: http://thermoworks.com/. The USB datalogger looks interesting to my geekier side. Graphing the temp of a pork butt or brisket would be mildly interesting. It'd be cool if it would also measure chamber temp, air particulate levels (smoke), and humidity.

    The TW362B  looks to be comparable to the Taylor. They also carry a Thermapen. I can't see using a Thermpen during a cook. Perhaps at the end to validate the meat temp or checking holding temps on a line. During a cook I prefer to keep the chamber closed.
     
  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just had one go, was reading 150 degrees at room temp, no wonder my brisket seemed to cook waty too quick LOL

    Below was taken from another thread on SMF

    Sorry to ressurect this thread, but I think it's worthwile for anyone that's looking around for replacements. I just talked to customer service, and the $5 bucks per probe now incluces shipping and handling, so 3 probes will cost you a total of $15. Can't beat that anywhere else. Still will need to send check/money order, as they don't take credit cards.

    Taylor Precision Products
    2220 Entrada del Sol Suite A
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    Telephone - 800-289-0944
    Fax - 575-526-4347

    Send Check or Money Order to "Taylor Precision Products" with note saying "Probe replacement". Also, include product number:

    The 1470NRP is used with the newer model 1470 that uses two batteries.

    The 1470RP is used with the older model 1470 that uses a single battery.
     

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