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RadioShack Wireless Thermos.....

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by guido, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. guido

    guido Fire Starter

    I have a RadioShack meat thermometer.... It's got a wireless unit that is nice, but I don't even REMOTELY trust it now. I have been using it and going by it for some time, but when I was cooking a shoulder on Sat night, it was reading 199 (Doesn't look like it can go over that... it's more for quick grilling than anything) and I used my Taylor pen thermometer:
    and it only read 170. WOW. That's a difference. So, I let it go for another hour, wrapped it in foil and then another hour later, it came up to 200. Well, I'm about ready to trash that damn thermo that I was given as a gift.

    Any thoughts on recalibrating the RadioS(#*$? Or just trash and get another with a remote base?

    Recommends on those?
  2. icemn62

    icemn62 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The only thing I get from Radio Shack are universal remotes for the tv, cable, vcr, dvd. You get what you pay for...
  3. doug123

    doug123 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

  4. guido

    guido Fire Starter

    Yeah. I kind of figured. I will get another thermo here soon. I want one with a remote pager though...

    The Taylor with the pager looks nice. Is there one that not only measures the meat but also the ambient temperature of the smoker/grill?
    That would be the best.

    Hey, you want everything right?
    Shoot, I sound like my wife!
  5. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    The Maverick ET-73 is a remote thermometer and you can monitor smoker and meat temps. at the same time. It also has a timer that counts up and down and hi and low temp alarms for meat and chamber temps.
  6. guido

    guido Fire Starter

  7. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    If I can do this right, here is a link to give you more info on it-http://www.partshelf.com/maet73.html.

    Overall I like mine, but I think to really get 100 foot range you would need line of site and for sure not much of an obstruction.
  8. guido

    guido Fire Starter

    Thanks for the info. That's certainly going to be something I'll look into.
  9. I just dug out out my old gray Radio Shack Wireless BBQ Thermometer # 63-1140 and I am also seeing the 199-degree warning on the display immediately after installing a new set of batteries and resetting/unplugging everything. I think when this happens, the probe had gone bad because it goes away when I unplug the probe. Doubt it is worth tracking down a replacement probe that is compatible, so am in the market for a new solid but basic Wireless thermometer. So much has changed since this thing came out in 2002.
  10. bregent

    bregent Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've got a few pre-2000 digital thermometers that are still working. Over the years they stopped working at times because of moisture getting inside the probe, but a few hours in a hot oven (less the plug) has always fixed them. Worth a shot anyway.