Pros: Reilable, accurate, probe wires are heavy duty
Cons: There is a learning curve on how to program the unit but it's not difficult. Came with only one probe.
I bought this unit because I was tired of the cheap thermometers at the store. Little did I realize what an improvement this was going to be. The oven probe showed that my smoker was 23 degrees hotter than what the display showed. When I compared the Maverick to the temperature probe on my oven, it showed the same temperature, so it was the smoker.
I've had problems with albumin leakage on hot smoked salmon and rendering out fat on smoked sausage, now I know why. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles, so this unit delivers everything I need.
One downside is that the unit only came with one probe, instead of two. The company I purchased it from promptly sent me two new probes, so now I have a spare. In addition, the batteries that came with it were dead.