I smoked a couple pork tenderloins today that came out awesome, it gave me a chance to try my new toy.
The Maverick ET-733 does everything it should. Its a slick looking device that just works out of the box. The instructions are clear and easy to understand, not all that intuitive without the instructions though. I love that i can keep my smoker closed the whole time now, i can use the maverick on 2 pieces of meat because, i have found the MES30 to be pretty accurate so far, the temps dont fluctuate very much .
In jeffs directions for making tederloins he recommends evening up the ends by cutting them off , so i did that. I put one of the probes in on of the thinner ends of tenderloin and another in one of main sections of tederloin. Jeff said 145 was good temp but I went with 155 (160 is well done by USDA standards). So using the maverick i was able to know exactly when the thinner ends were ready to be pulled, I opened the smoker up and pulled them out then stuck the 2nd prove into the other tenderloin and closed it back up. I let one of the ends rest and ate the other one within 3 minutes... I thought the non rested piece was juicier (and hotter of course), the 30 minute rested piece was cold already even under foil. Anyway, back to the maverick ET-733,.... I live in a ranch style house, with brick walls , i have an office in the far end of the house , the transmitter was maybe about 70' away and i was able to get a signal from it through 2 brick walls.. i have a router in this office that doesnt transmit through all that, at least not well . I will test it even farther soon, i ultimately hope to put it around 200 ft away in my shop (just inside the overhead door), that way if rains or snows , no worries .. I love how the shop smells after some smoking too!!
The ET-733 was 69.99 on amazon, i have prime so shipping is always 2nd day and free. Although its not cheap , it doesnt look or feel cheap either :-) , and it works quite nicely, you wont be disappointed!!.