I bought my Thermoworks Chef Alarm before finding this forum, so I've never tried the Maverick thermometers. However, I've long wished that my Chef Alarm had a remote monitor and more than one port. Well, lo and behold, Thermoworks just announced the Smoke model, and I checked with my boss (wife), and she said it would be great to have for the holidays, so I've preordered it! I wish it had more ports, but this will be nice, and I can still use my Chef Alarm if I really need to monitor multiple meats. http://www.thermoworks.com/Smoke Speaking of that, my youngest son is in the Corps at Texas A&M, and we had ten (!) young men stay with us a few weeks ago. They do this each year, because everyone in the Corps needs a place to stay for the Arkansas game. So, I smoked 15 pounds of pork shoulder, and everyone loved it! You all know, it's fun to watch people enjoy your food. Meanwhile, I bought the Slow and Sear recently to go with my standard Weber 22" grill (a Father's day present that I haven't used much), and cooked some wings on it. I added some cherry wood chunks, and the wings were also a hit! My only regret is, in all the rush, I never took any photos. :-( I *have* to get better at that!