New maverick or igrill?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by lennyluminum, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Witch do you like better and why?
     
  2. mhchops

    mhchops Smoke Blower

    I'm still a new smoker and just bought the maverick et732 this is my first use with it and i'm loving it so far haven't heard much of the igrill but what i've heard has been really good and there is only about 20$ difference so i guess the choice would be yours. I do think it would be cool to be able to use my phone to monitor temps and think if i purchase another it may as well be the igrill but i love toys.

    Mhchops
     
  3. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They both do basically the same thing. However the iGrill you are able to print out a line graf of your cook and keep it for records. The down side so far to the iGrill is you are not able to connect more than 1 transponder to a single Apple or Android device. So if you have 2 you would need 2 diffrent devices.... it may be a device limitation more than an iGrill issue, not sure. I am sure someone will come up with something to track multiple transponders at the same time for a price of course...... I have sent this question to the iGrill support people......it would be a great HACCP tool if you were able to do this for multiple meat overnight cooks.....
     
  4. With the maverick you can set a high and low temp range for each probe can you do this on the igrill?
     
  5. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It does say it has alarms. I think a lot has to do with the App you use for it and what is available in it..... I do not have one, but am really considering it....just really do not like the fact I will need multiple devices for multiple setups....
     
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  6. 86gn

    86gn Newbie ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes. The Igrill allows you to set peaks or ranges.
     
  7. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Should point out that the Igrill App for Android is very limited at this time   [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2013
  8. woodman3

    woodman3 Smoke Blower

    I just purchased the igrill. What is limited with the android?
     
  9. I'd like to know more about the Android App as well. I downloaded it and it seems ok, but without buying the thermometer its hard to tell.
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I really like my iGrill. I use it all the time as my go to therm and my Mav as a back up. Do a search here and you should be able to find my on going thread about its performance. I'd post the link but I can't from my phone right now.
     
  11. I have both the Mav and iGrill. They both do the same thing really. The graph feature on the iGrill is pretty cool.
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  13. I have the igrill and the range is the limiting factor for me. Operationally it is nice however. The Bluetooth only works out to about 50ft. I have heard the Maverick works at a longer range.
     
  14. volsfan

    volsfan Fire Starter

    I have a couple of the Mavs. Range is great, at least 100' even inside. The only issue with them is the probes. You can kill them by looking at them funny. I got the Thermoworks Bluetherm Duo a couple of weeks ago. After 6 smokes I am hooked. Probes are standard K thermocouples so you can buy different types for different needs and they seem much mure durable than the Mavs. Range sucks like all BT devices, but what you get in functionality is worth it to me. I can set up different profiles and plot the temp gradient on my iPhone and send the data table to my PC. Expensive, but worth every penny to me.
     
  15. With the IGrill, most come with 2 probes.  If you buy the ambient air probe, can you run all 3 at the same time??
     
  16. No. Only two probe ports are installed on the base unit so you can only use two probes.
     
  17. mtiger10

    mtiger10 Newbie

    I recently won an igrill and I have been unable to pair it with android phone. Seems to work fine with my iPad
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It is my understanding that the iGrill doesn't work with the Android platform.
     
  19. Got my Mav in the mail and set it all up - The probe wires are only about 3.5' feet long.  Is this normal for the Mav?  Also, I have an upright gas smoker, where could I put the transmitter with wires this short - HELP

    Thanks all
     
  20. The mav probe wires come standard with the short cables.  There are optional cable that are longer.  I don't run gas so can't help you there.
     

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