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Remote thermometers best one?

post #1 of 34
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The idea of a remote thermometer to monitor both the meet and cooking chamber is intriquing to say the least. Seems to be many out there. Any preference. I have never used one but like the idea alot.
post #2 of 34
MOst are using the Maverick ET-73.
I personally don't have one. I just have a multitude of thermo'sicon_smile.gif
post #3 of 34
Alan is correct a lot of maverick users here, they work great except for the internal switch that breaks easily.
post #4 of 34
hehehe........for some of us......you mite as well ask..........soak the wood or not..............BWHAHAHHAHA

redi-check here......(et-73)
post #5 of 34
I have had good luck with my Oregon Scientific AW-131. It is a single probe unit but works for me. Good luck.
post #6 of 34
Same here... Maverick Readi Check ET-73.... have another single probe with no remote too... but i like the ET-73...
post #7 of 34

Oregon Scientific Talking Meat Thermometer

I got this one for Christmas..... I love it.

You can set your own temp, or use the standard settings.

The wireless feature is awesome, I can walk around my entire home with the transmitter, and it talks to you!
Kind of cheesssy... but the TECHY Geek in me loves it.

I really like that it tells you when the meat is getting close to temp, so you don't always have to walk outside to check it.

Go and get one, you won't be sorry!

post #8 of 34
I've got a Maverick and I hate it. Thats because I have Two Oregon Scientific remotes and I love them! Robust as hell, can't say enough good stuff about them.
post #9 of 34
I have that one and two mavericks et-72 and et-73 wich I use the most do to dual probes but all work fine!!!!!!!!!!
post #10 of 34
I use a Redi Chek single probe, A Radio Shack single probe, and just bought a Wally World single probe. All of the work great. I use oven thermometers to monitor the internal temp of the smoker, which on my unit does not change within a few degrees during use.
post #11 of 34
Now ya tell me Jimbo...I have the Maverick 73 on the way...
post #12 of 34
Oops, well Fritz a lot of folks like the M-73, but it looks cheap next to the Oregon Scientific. If you were reading on here just before Christmas Lowe's had the Oregon Scientific on sale for $9.99 ea! I bought all nine of them they had on display and I kept three, (one is a spare and still in the plastic) I use one for the meat and one for the smoker temp. Last time I tried to use my Maverick, which cost me about five times as much, I couldn't get it to see the probe! And it's only about a year old!
post #13 of 34
My bad...I think I saw that post...Well I hope I have better luck with the Maverick?
post #14 of 34
JIM.........send that bad boy maverick over this way buddy..........PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #15 of 34
et73 livesicon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #16 of 34
Just got an ET-7 in the mail from Amazon. It came with free shipping. I also have an Oregon Scientific, and a Polder. The last two work fine, but thought I'd add another to the mix.
post #17 of 34
And lack of range. Actually, by my experience the entire unit is about as cheaply and un-user friendly made as possible, not to mention that the mfgr won't stand behind the unit.PDT_Armataz_01_33.gif
post #18 of 34

Maverick a no/go

My Maverick worked about three sessions then went belly up. It reads incorrectly on the smoker temp side now. It has to be the worst design I have seen. The switch on the inside, and such wimpy little switches, c'mon, you have to be kidding. And the battery cover button stops are ineffective and so the cover button falls out and you wind up chasing it all over the place.

I strongly recommend not wasting your money on this.
post #19 of 34
ET-73 here and love it. The switch is on the inside of the transmitter because that unit is sealed from moisture.
post #20 of 34
You mean it doesn't bother you that it doesn't alert you when you go out of range, doesn't re-register w/ the base when you come back into range, and continues to read the same temps that were displayed when you went out of range regarless of changes in temps since you went out of range.

There is a thread on TVWBB in which electronics experts show where the unit's antenna is supposed to go as well as showing that they didn't put one in most of them. When I sent mine back to them to be repaired or replaced, they sent me someone else's broken used unit in it's place and denied any knowledge of antenna problems even though they aknowledged the problems when I spoke to them on the phone.

IMHO not only a crappy piece of equipment, but an even crappier excuse for a company. You know how they told me they tested them for range?

They walked 30 paces across the warehouse floor and called it good.PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif
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