New thermo yesterday- I love it

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by smokyokie, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    I bought a wireless remote thermometer yesterday that really impresses me. I have owned a few, but this one is just a cut above, so I thought i'd share it with you.
    It is an Oregon Scientific model AW131. Price, as I remember, $35.00. Things that impress me: 1) the range is realistically in excess of 100 yards- not feet-yards. :shock:
    2) the probe cable is about 4 feet long ( great for reaching inside a good sized smoke, and it's about twice as thick as any other I've ever seen
    3) It talks! and in a few different languages.
    4) It's accurate to within +/- 1*.
    5) It seems to be really well made. It seems more like a lab instrument than a cooking thermometer.
    I found it @ Lowe's, but I would imagine that you can find them on line as well.
  2. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    EEEkkk [​IMG] I'm heading to Lowes at lunch, I'll have to check it out. Guess I should leave the money home or I'll get one...[​IMG]
  3. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds like a neat piece or gear. I've seen Oregon Scientific gear at different places. Looks to be quality stuff. Range is definitely impressive. Thanks for sharing.
  4. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Isn't that the idea?
  5. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ohhhh, yeah, yes by goodness it is! Thanks for reminding me.

    Wife: Where'd you get that?
    Me: What?
    Wife: That thing-a-ma-giggiie
    Me: Oh you mean this?
    Wife: Yes, what is it.
    Me: Oh it's an old thermometer
    Wife: Oh, where did you get it?
    Me: Lowes
    Wife: When?
    Me: Hmm goodness, I've had it so long I really don't remember.
    Wife: Then why is the packaging in the trash?
    Me: I just never used it
    Wife: Jiimmm..
    Me:SmokyOky made me do it!

  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Tim, I saw a whole display of them at Lowes a couple weeks ago and thought about getting one, but passed. Thanks for the heads up!
  7. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I eyeballed them, Jane slapped my hand. May pick up a couple anyway.
    Smoking meat is a lot like bass fishing - you can NEVER have too much stuff.
    I have a Brookstone Grill Alert Talking Thermometer. Range is 300 ft. $75.
    Christmas present from Jane's sister 3 years ago. Works great, I like it.
  8. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now thats funny, that's why I keep my stuff in the shop about 75' from
    the house and take care of my own garbage from there.
    Oh Yeah, I'm going by Lowe's in the morning to check them out and for
    anybody that qualifies they are giving a 10% Military discount through July 4th
  9. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Darn nice of them. Should be more like 25% for military folks. [​IMG]
  10. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your service! My family and I appriciate it. Jim[​IMG]
  11. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    The method I was taught was to walk in forcefully, slap it down on the table, state even more forcefully "I never thought I'd find one of these for under $100, and they had them on sale for only$35,", then turn, walk away and don't look back...whatever you do don't look back!

    Actually, the way it worked this time was that I hid it under the $150 worth of bathroom vanity lights that she had picked out.


    BTW, do I get any rep power for the hook up?
  12. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your service! My family and I appriciate it. Jim[​IMG] DITTOS from the Okies!
  13. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sweet....Let me try it. [​IMG]
  14. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    going to lowe's post haste. 1 rep power coming up.
  15. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Thanks for the heads up, I have been looking for a good remote.
  16. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the heads up on the thermo.
  17. catfish

    catfish Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I also use that thermometer. I love it it really works nice. Got mine at lowes also.
  18. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Glad to be of service. Now don't forget the those rep power points fellas.[​IMG]
  19. pne123

    pne123 Meat Mopper

    I bought the Maverick RediChek Remote Wireless Smoker Thermometer from amazon. It has two probes, one for meat and one for the chamber. It works fine. Both readings are accurate (matches my other thermometers so at least consistent) The range is not as good as i would have hoped but in thru my house walls I am glad it even works. My cell phone does not and my wireless router barely does. old thick plaster walls. When it does stop receiving it does not let you know. Just reads the last number. It would be nice if it would blank out or beep when it loses reception. Also you have to turn them both off and on to reconnect them and one switch is behind the battery door. All minor but a pain
    But after all that complaining it does work well.
  20. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ... LOL those all important rep power points. For an Okie Report of that quality with a description of how to get by with spending the money... yeah that's worth a spot... look for it in your User CP

    Keep Smokin

    Edit: Apparently I have to spread some reputation around before giving it to SmokyOky again... silly cyber rules anyway.. I tried - AGAIN

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