Maverick et-735

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by xray, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I went with the 733.  I dont trust bluetooth with the 3 wireless networks I have in my home, the cordless phones, the microwave.  The list goes on, let alone what my neighbors have.  Bluetooth range is pretty limited (I've used expensive headsets with limited success etc).  Our baby monitor uses RF and I can visit the neighbors a couple of houses down and it still works without a problem.  I would say 150' for RF is a fair bet (the 300' claims are not real world).
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2015
  2. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    When the next gen comes out and connects to WiFi, I will buy. The 733 is great for now. If I can monitor my smoke from the mall, store, etc. It would be better.
     
  3. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    +1, but I would probably wait for the prices to come down a bit. 
     
  4. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are the 6 ft. probes better made than the 3 ft. probes? I'm thinking of buying a couple of spares for my ET-733 because I know they will go out at some point.
     
  5. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i like the additional 3', i would go with the longer cord.
     
  6. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks. With the MES 30 Gen 1 I don't really need the extra length but I hope the 6-footers are better made.
     
  7. I have tons of probes for my 732. Will they work with the 735?
     
  8. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I think they will work as well.
     
  9. endo129

    endo129 Fire Starter

    Hey guys. I'm thinking of picking up a 735 or an iGrill2. I noticed on the 735 website that they say it'll do 1 meat and 1 bbq or 2 meats and 2 bbqs. Does anyone know, will it actually just do 4 of whatever you want, or could you really not do 4 meats at a time? I only have 1 Smoker, so it'd be nice not to be limited to 2 meats.

    Also, by chance does anyone have any feedback on the iGrill2 in comparison?

    Thanks,
     
  10. devildog 2660

    devildog 2660 Newbie

    Best thing about the 735 is you are able to use 4 probes.
     
  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can't say for certain if you actually can interchange them or not, but I've own a few mavericks over the years and never gave a thought which probe was for what. And never had an issue, at least not from the probe.
     
  12. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    I believe the 735 comes with two hybrid probes so you'll have to buy two more to use all four ports at once. With the hybrid you can use them in meat or cooking chamber.
    -Kurt
     
  13. endo129

    endo129 Fire Starter

    Dos anyone have any issues with these, or any probes for any thermometer, closing them in the door, whether it be a smoker or oven? I'm using a SV 24" and the 3' probes seem nearly useless without drilling a hole in the side (which I may do in the future). I know these probes are designed to be able to be closed in an oven door, so I figure why not a smoker door? Also, does anyone have any issues hanging this from the handle on the side of a SV? I'm just not too sure how hot would be too hot for it to be touching the side.
     
  14. As long as there are no sharp edges or bends the wire has the deal with they are fine..
    Father inlaw runs his with the komodo Joe and lid shuts on them..
    With his reverse flow he drilled a 5 mm hole in the end of his tank, just big enough to allow one probe and one wire threw at a time.
    Didn't affect the use of it at all
     
  15. lonestarmedic

    lonestarmedic Smoke Blower

    The biggest advantage of the Maverick 735 and the iGrill2 is the 4 probe availability. Connection to my Bluetooth device is ok, but I would buy a unit with 4 probes with the connectivity of the 2 probe Maverick in a heartbeat.

    I have the iGrill2 and like a lot of features. Display at the smoker is great when I scroll through. I like the base with the magnet. The app is ok but full of fancy pictures and preset that do not fit my needs. I would prefer a more basic app. The probes seem to be very accurate.

    Most of the discounted iGrill2 packages include only meat probes. I had to pay just over $30.00 for an ambient probe. and this was AFTER a $5.00 discount code.

    I think the Maverick 735 might be a better deal financially. The probes are much cheaper. And there are companies that offer compatible probes at very good prices.

    Biggest drawback to the 735 is the transmitter mounting. Uses the same mount as the 732 and 733. That substandard wire and plastic hanger infuriates me!! I have a 732 and ended up making a holder pouch because the plastic mount failed within weeks of ownership.

    I also chose the iGrill2 because the Android application for the Maverick 735 is being reported as too buggy.

    J.B.

    Floresville, Texas
     
  16. endo129

    endo129 Fire Starter

    All,

    Just got my ET-735 today and was planning in using it for a smoke Sunday. 

    However, I just did the boiling water test and got the following:

    2 Probes that came with the unit: 209

    2 Probes that were added on by the seller: 192

    What are your thoughts on this? Do I need to send ALL 4 back? Is there a calibration that I missed to bump it 3 degrees? Could I have done the test wrong? I did the probes that came with it first and they were both 209. then I did the other 2 and they both were 192. I had a pot of water boiling on the stove.

    Thanks!
     
  17. endo129

    endo129 Fire Starter

    So I have since read up and my understanding is that because of my elevation, despite it being only 1,000 feet, water boils at around 210.3 degrees. So, 209 is pretty good. However, I guess the 2 off brand probes from the seller are just junk if they both read 20 degrees lower.

    I also trie the ice water test as I read it somewhere and could not get 32 on any of the probes.
     
  18. smokinpapist

    smokinpapist Smoke Blower

    I just got the 735. First cook with it is tomorrow. I will report.


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  19. smokinpapist

    smokinpapist Smoke Blower

    I love my 735. It is great. No troubles with the Bluetooth. Solid product.


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  20. wayoung

    wayoung Fire Starter

    Thought I'd bump this thread since the last post was a couple of months ago, see if anyones opinion has changed a a few more weeks of use. Debating getting one of these myself for the four probe option but the Bluetooth is worrisome. On one hand it would mean one less remote to carry, and I do do most of my smoking while relaxing on the deck anyway but on the other I don't imagine it would work well for those cooler days when I want to stay inside and track the temp through my walls into my house....
     

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