I'm looking for a high quality, dual probe, remote transmitter thermometer that isn't too expensive. So far I don't think that this combination exists.
The ET-73 thermometer seems to have a lot of great features but with hit or miss execution. A lot of people love it and a lot of people hate it but one thing seems to be consistent and that is that it has a very poor transmitter range. Without being able to go into the house and leave the smoker alone, what's the use of having the extra expense of a transmitter? Why can't Maverick just make this thing work right?
I did find instructions on how to, "Mod" the transmitter to add an external antenna and it supposedly doubled or tripled the range. http://www.instructables.com/id/Incr...BQ-Thermometer
Ok, That's fine if you want to insure that there's very little chance of ever being able to warranty this product. I'm not afraid of electronics but Murphy's law seems to rear it's ugly head with things like this.
Also, it seems that the reliability of the probes could use improvement too. Good customer service is nice but I'd really rather not have to use it at all.
Does anyone know of a thermometer with all of these features that has a decent transmitter range and probes that are more reliable? I should also add with a price of under $50. Thanks.