So, right now I use a combo (depending on what/how much meat I'm doing) of ET-73 from Maverick with usually just the air probe (the meat probe has given me really weird results even though it's accurate in an ice water test, I think the sensor sits too high in the housing) and some "standard" Oneida digital probes. I think the air probe on the maverick is maybe 5 degrees high at times but I'm not sure. I think the little metal clip heats it up a bit sometimes even though I have the probe pushed all the way through nearly.
Anyway, so I've been wanting to "upgrade" to some thermapen products. I've been thinking about doing a standard thermapen first, but I also want to do one of their dual probe "BBQ kits" that they have (not decided which combo to go with yet as far as armored vs. non-armored for the meat probe). What do you think? I was thinking with having decent meat probes at the moment to go for the thermapen itself just because for things that I don't want to put a probe in right away like Tri-Tip I can get accurate temps FAST. The air temp on the Maverick might run a bit off but I think it's "close enough" to not worry about. The thermapen would also be REALLY useful immediately for grilling. What do you guys think?