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favorite wireless thermometer

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I’m 48 years old and my dad has been smoking meat since way before I was born. He has a natural rock brick lined smoker built exclusively for him. He drew the plans and the masonry guys built it from the ground up. 5 shelves with each shelf being 3 x 5 feet. Needless to say he can smoke a bunch of meat at a time.
Here’s what I need, he’s 78 years old and tired. Still loves to smoke but the rubbing and preparation takes its toll on him not to mention having to babysit the temperature. He has asked for a wireless thermometer. Now, I’ve read all about them as many different ones I could find on the web but I need to know if any of you guys have a down right dead level favorite? They all seem to be about the same, 30 to 75 dollars and there are good and bad user reports on each one.
post #2 of 25
Maverick ET-73 for me.
post #3 of 25
Problem is, i havent found a wireless unit yet that can go thru wall's, so their sorta pointless to take in the house!!PDT_Armataz_01_31.gif
post #4 of 25
I have a Brookstone Grill Alert Talking Wireless Thermometer. It is excellent. The thermometer can be up to 300ft. away from the remote sending unit. Thermometer clips to you or sits in it's base. I have had no issues with distance or through walls. When the item being cooked reaches 5° before the set done temperature the Grill Alert says "Your entree is almost done". When it reaches the set done temperature it says "Your entree is done" and beeps.
The price is $75. I have had mine 6 years.
I don't own stock in Brookstone or own the company. I do own a Grill Alert and I like it.
My $.02 - Check it out -

post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. Still taking ideas however for any new readers. I am looking at the Brookstone and would say it's probnably at the top of my list. I see to many complaints for the ET-73.
post #6 of 25
I like my Thermo-pen.
post #7 of 25
I have a Oregon Scientific wireless thermometer and I have had no problems with it. I've had it lose its signal 2-3 times but it usually gets the signal back pretty quick. They are real good investments.
post #8 of 25
I second the Oregon Scientific unit. If your lucky you can find it at Low's for $9.99 and it beats the crap out of the Maverick unit I paid almost $50.00 for.
post #9 of 25
I'm a big fan of the ET-7 since my door thermometer is has been adjusted to read correctly and with the ET-7 you get two meat probes.
post #10 of 25
I like my Oregon Scientific wireless thermometer. It goes thru my walls just fine. Look at Lowes for it.
post #11 of 25
My Maverick ET-73 works great, and it works through walls, I take it in the house all the time. I like the 2 probes, one for meat and one for internal smoker temp.
post #12 of 25
I like the ET-73, but I'm going to check into the Oregon Scientific for a second.
post #13 of 25
I also have the eT-73 and have had no problems. Is there a better dual probe thermo out there? If so I will definitely add it to my a list.
post #14 of 25
I love my nu temp three probes ans works great inside
post #15 of 25
Which nu-temp model do you have? I've not seen any that has three probes. The most I've seen on any thermo (all brands included) is 2. I'd be very interested in one that could monitor three temps and be wireless too.

Here is the site I searched.
post #16 of 25
Really, so i got a ****ty Maverick?? 60' and it loses signal, piece of junk i was thinking!!PDT_Armataz_01_23.gif
post #17 of 25
Which model of Oregon Scientific is everyone using?
post #18 of 25
Oregon Scientific Talking Meat Thermometer
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Works great. Range is really good even in the house. Though a low temp alarm would be nice to have but that is the only "complaint". You can bypass the stock doneness temps by holding down the "mode" button and then entering your own high alarm temp.
$20 at Lowes right now. Getting another one this week...hmm hope they won't interfere with each other.
post #19 of 25
stars.....the nu-75 mentions summin bout monitors temp in up to THREE places..........
post #20 of 25
went to that link, and read up more on the nu-71......it WILL monitor up to 3 areas.......but it mentions.....you can set high OR low......be nice to be able to set BOTH........plus it mentioned you are not supposed to place probe in boiling water..........how then would you calibrate it, to know its ready correct........Plus it only goes to 390 summin.......if you are using one probe for amibent temps and you get a spike, like say if you are doing a turkey at 375........that mite present a problem...i know it will sound a alarm.......i guess you hope you can get to it in time to adjust temps so they don't spike at or over 400
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