Wireless thermometer suggestions

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by ciolli, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. ciolli

    ciolli Meat Mopper

    Can anyone suggest a solid wireless thermometer that either does not have the "Rare/Medium/Well Done" pre-sets OR has the ability to turn off the remote alarm? All i want to know is the temp, not how "done" the meat is by the devices' standard. I have some cheap-o's now, which work fine, but are terrible for monitoring ambient smoker temperature because "well done" for whatever is 170* and i'm typically well over that so the darn thing just beeps the whole time. Any suggestions?

    Kyle
     
  2. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I bet the majority of responses are going to be

    Maverick ET-73

    I have one and love it
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I too like the ET 73
     
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Same here.
     
  5. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ET-73 here too....and great customer service if you ever need it.
     
  6. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

  7. nwbhoss

    nwbhoss Smoking Fanatic

    I just bought one last night on e-bay [​IMG]

    looks like I made a good choice [​IMG]
     
  8. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  9. ciolli

    ciolli Meat Mopper

    Right on, looks like I'll be ordering the ET-73... Thanks for the suggestions everyone, glad I could find one without those annoying beeps!

    Hey also, anyone ever use the thermapen? I've also been looking at some instant read thermos, and it looks like that's the Cadillac of the instant-read termos. I've also seen alot of folks using the Taylor's. Any feedback?
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Thermapens are great thats what we used when we did the big butt smoke. I own a bunch of thermos but not 32 so we weren't gonna be able to leave a probe in all the butts but the Thermapen did a great job and thats all we used
     
  11. ciolli

    ciolli Meat Mopper

    Excellent, thanks for all the quick responses everyone!
     
  12. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll throw a wrench into things here I have the ET-72. Then I also have many other thermo and I feel as long as you test them and you know that they read correct then use them to.
     
  14. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I just realized today I inherited a Taylor TruTemp Digital Therm from my Grandma.
    Does anyone have any experience with this one?
    I checked it in a glass of ice water and it read 34^ and boiling water 207^ (I'm at 5300ft altitude).
    It says it is a oven unit but I cant imagine why I couldn't use it in my smoker...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  15. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Had to bump this. Would really appreciate some feedback.

    Also, this unit has magnets on the back. Can I stick it to my smoker without it getting to hot and giving a misread? I won't be over 300^ and it will be 15^ plus or minus tomorrow.

    Guess this question leaves out you Florida boys![​IMG]
     
  16. I used Taylor for years with mixed results. Bought the Thermapen and never looked back.
     
  17. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I hear you man, I have been going back and forth between purchasing a Thermapen or a Maverick but this just fell into my lap, and the price was OK.... FREE![​IMG]
     
  18. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Thermapen and the Maverick ET-73 are for different purposes. The Thermapen is an instant read used for checking meat temp periodically or at the end. It is not to be left in the meat while the meat is cooking.

    The Maverick ET-73 has probes that can stay in the smoker and the unit itself stays outside the smoker.

    Your Taylor also sounds like it has a probe that can stay in the smoker. The probes are usually good to 392° so you should be fine. The unit with the readout stays outside the smoker.

    The boiling temp of water at 5300 feet is around 202° so it is a little off. If your using it to temp pork or brisket where your going way above safe temps like to 195° or so I'd say your fine. If you were going to use it to cook a steak to 143° or a turkey to 165° I'd get a second opinion from another reliable thermo.

    Dave
     
  19. Just got a Maverick ET-72 for Christmas today... Can't wait to try it out on Saturday! Got 4 butts and some Chicken Apple Sauage to throw down. I'll try to post some Qview [​IMG]
     
  20. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    Any experience with the dual probe ET 7? Other than it has the dreaded "meat" and "doneness" garbage, does it work OK or does it beep at you if one probe in in the meat and another on the grill?
     

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