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I have both the 732 and the 733 and both are great thermometers. It took me a while to get used to the 733 after using the 732s for many years - but that was a case of being more comfortable with what you are used to I guess. Next time I buy which one would I get? They both do an excellent job however now that the 732 has dropped so much in price I think that it is probably the better value as a first thermometer, especially if you are on a budget.
The hybrid probes on the 733 are flexible however they are also identical and so easily confused when you are in a hurry early in the morning to get your meat in just before dawn. Not a big problem as they are easily reconfigured once you realise what you have done but I have had it happen a couple of times. With the 732 there is no mistaking which probe is which.
If you are likely to do most of your smokes as a single piece of meat then the 732 is ideal - one probe in the chamber and one in the meat. If you are smoking two or more pieces of meat then you have a dilema... You will need a probe for each of the meats however you will also still need a chamber probe- 3 probes!
If I was starting from scratch today then my choice would be to first buy a 732 (as one probe will always be used in the chamber anyway) and as I needed to add more probes for additional meat my second thermometer would be a 733.
If you have trouble finding them from Todd's home page they are here...
Chase , IMHO , I'd go with Todd and get two while you're at it , you'll be happy and the service Todd gives is phenomenal Keep the $$ here , "support your local SMF" .
I know how that ' want feeling' is, just like a Blackbird ,if it's shiney , grab some .
Have fun and . . .
I received my Mav-733 yesterday and ran a test on my MES-30. I set the smoker temp at 225 and placed the 2 Mav-733 probes on their little stands (off the grates), one higher, one lower in the unit. I also put the MES-30 probe dead in the center of the unit.
Stable smoker temp reached 216, Grill probe reading was 236, Mav-733 probe #1 was 244 and probe #2 was 243. That sure tells me that I can't trust my MES temp reading and that I have been smoking much hotter than I had thought. :-(
I then took my Mav-733 and my ThermoWorks Thermapen and put them in water while it reached boiling temp. Thankfully, they all read the same throughout the process and hit 212 just as the water started to boil.