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Digital Probe item created by bmudd14474, Nov 9, 2010
Pros - Reilable, accurate, probe wires are heavy duty
Cons - There is a learning curve on how to program the unit but it's not difficult. Came with only one probe.
I bought this unit because I was tired of the cheap thermometers at the store. Little did I realize what an improvement this was going to be. The oven probe showed that my smoker was 23 degrees hotter than what the display showed. When I compared the Maverick to the temperature probe on my oven, it showed the same temperature, so it was the smoker.
I've had problems with albumin leakage on hot smoked salmon and rendering out fat on smoked sausage, now I know why. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles, so this unit delivers everything I need.
One downside is that the unit only came with one probe, instead of two. The company I purchased it from promptly sent me two new probes, so now I have a spare. In addition, the batteries that came with it were dead.
Pros - Dual probes (smoker/meat)
Cons - UI could use improvements
I've used this a couple times now. Once for a boston butt and once for some chicken breasts. Somewhere around 14 hours total. I don't have any complaints really. I mentioned the UI (user interface) but that's only because like someone else mentioned, you have to go all the way up and round robin if you mess up and go past your temp when setting min/max temps. I'll be honest, I haven't read the instructions... maybe theres a better way, idk.
Regardless, I'm happy with the purchase. Are there better, probably, does this work, yep... works for me. And for those who worry about meat settings, they have an upgraded version (et-733) of this thermo and it has the presets. The may have been nice, but I'd rather save the $10.
Pros - None
Cons - none of the button headings make sense. To decrease the set temperature you have to go all the way around. You have to set the temperature required
none of the button headings make sense. To decrease the set temperature you have to go all the way around. You have to set the temperature required instead of just dialling up the meat and the taste you want.
Not very practical for a high price
Pros - Makes your cooks easy and perfect
Cons - The remote needs a better clip for your pocket
I like the alarms cause I can smoke a brisket overnight. If there is a problem it wakes me up to make an adjustment
Pros - Measure meat temp and chamber temp at the same time, Wireless
Cons - None
I've used this twice and love it. First it's accurate. It allows me to be in another room and still monitor the temp in the smoker. Very easy to setup and simple to use. You must buy this device. I have the black model. It costs $10 more but I like the way it looks.
Pros - Easy to use. Let's you do other things while the BBQ does it's thing!
Cons - none
I have used my Maverick ET-732 about 6 times for 3-4 hour smokes and it has worked flawlessly. Everytime I use it, it does exactly what they said it would.
Pros - nice display readout, ease of use, accuracy, dual thermometer
Cons - have none yet
Once I figured all the great features this thermometer has it is easy to use. Has 2 sensors on for the box and one for the meat. The alarm is great you can set as high or as low as you wish. I would highly recommend this thermometer to anyone.
Pros - Easy to set. Large display. Fun to use.
Cons - Could use a bit more radio range.
I bought mine on AMZ and wanted it to check the temperature of various areas of the smoker. While I've only owned it for a short while the unit is accurate, well made, easy to set and has a large easy to read screen Monitors both meat and internal smoker temps. The radio range is okay for most folks. It won't quite reach out to my garage. However the garage is a pretty good stretch from the house. I'd recommend one.
Pros - dual probes, lots of settings/alarms
Cons - probes are very tempermental, didn't last, hard time keeping receiver/sender connected
I purchased mine back around the 1st of November 2012. Straight out of the box, neither probe would work. Yes, I really jabbed them into the jacks. Maverick was very quick to respond and send new probes. The new probes arrived and everything seemed to be okay until this past weekend. I was doing an overnight smoke for the Super Bowl. The units kept loosing the connection. About 4 in the morning the lost connection alarm went off again for what felt like the thousandth time. When I got out back the receiver had lost the signal because the base unit had melted like something out of Mission Impossible. The base was sitting on a wooden table about a foot away from the smoker and not touching the smoker. The wood table the base unit was sitting on wasn't on fire or hot, but the unit looked like it got hit by a blow torch. Really disappointed.
Pros - Easy To Use, Measures Meat and Smoker Temperature at Same Time
I have used this several times and it has performed excellently. Always make sure the probes are pushed n tightly. I have read that when someone has a problem, it is usually that the probe is not pushed in properly or the meat is too cold and it will not register. This item will make it easier to watch your smoker and meat temperature from up to 300 feet away. Awesome item!