NEED HELP BAD FOR THERMOSTAT!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by faststang71, May 11, 2013.

  1. I am in desperate need for finding a digital thermostat. Does anybody have any suggestions? I saw a chaney at Academy and I have read up on a lot of stuff on the Maverick 732 but its like a 50/50 chance from what I have read on them. I am mainly wanting to have it for the temps in my smoke chamber but having one for when I do pork loin, briskets, etc would be grand.
     
  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have the mav732 and love it. Had it a year with no problems.
     
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I've had a Mav ET-73 for a year and a half and use it almost every weekend. The only thing I've had to replace was the batteries, once!
    I think the biggest complaints with the Mavs is the probes. I never wash mine in water, I wipe them with an alcohol pad and am very gentle with them when using it.
     
  4. thanks im leaning towards it but keeping my options open i really dont need to be reached over 700ft though 100ft is plenty
     
     
  5. I have a Maverick 732 that I've owned for 18 months. Its the best smoking gadjet that I have ever purchased. 
     
  6. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I have both the 732 and the older 73 mavericks. Never a problem and temps are right on. Original sensors. Must have for smoking.
     
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Mine is Maverick's older ET-73, earlier version of the 732.  I've had it for probably 4 years with no problems at all.  Like Dave already said, I never submerse the probes, and I treat them very gently...never had an issue.

    Red
     
  8. I am going to get the ET 73 off amazon probably in a few weeks for I'm bout to seriously modify my offset smoker. May be a week or two before I can get her fired back up again but I believe the mods I am doing will be well worth it in the end!.
     
  9. I've got two 732's.
    Got the second one so I'd have a spare.
    Having the spare has come in handy because I've had two probes go belly up in the short 3 or 4 months that I've had them.
    Need to order another set of probes from Todd (A-MAZE-N Products).
    Will be much gentler with the probes from now on.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have an ET-72, I bought for my dad probably 10 years ago. Its always been plus/minus 5 degrees, I can live with that.

    I got it for him because he had never used IT, the man has been smoking/grilling/BBQ'ing since a kid. When everything changed to IT he was lost and frustrated. He quit cooking because of it.

    The Maverick works great, Pop just didn't appreciate them changing it on him........ I have never been around a different brand but I assume electronics are mostly the same, its hit or miss. I just got a good one.

    I have never needed service so I can't comment on it.
     
  11. dburne

    dburne Meat Mopper

    I was checking these out online yesterday, saw some tough reviews so I held off, maybe I will go ahead and give it a try. Sure would be nice to have something like this, as long as it works a while.
     
  12. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I own the Mav ET-732 and have no complaints!

    Great unit especially for the price!!!

    Bill
     
  13. papacurtis

    papacurtis Smoke Blower

    I am awaiting delivery of my Mav-ET-732 from Todd. I'm sure it's already posted somewhere in here, but can someone refresh me on what NOT to do with regards to the probes? I would like not to break them before I ever use them. Also, I recall someone posting something about shrink tubing the probes or what not, to prevent damage. Any help appreciated. I have some shrink tubing out in the garage collecting dust. Thanks!

    Curtis..
     
  14. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group


    I have an ET-73 that I have had for almost 2 years now and have not had any problems with it and have used it almost every weekend! Oh I did have to put new batteries in it once! I also have an ET-732 I bought recently just because they came out with a black one and I liked the cool factor! The 73 does have a very short range with the remote so I like the range of the 732 a lot better.

    I am always very gentle with the probes especially where the wire connects and I never wash them in water. I wipe them good with some isopropyl alcohol sprayed on a paper towel. I always wipe all my therm probes with IPA before I stick them in meat!
    I think the biggest problem people have with the probes is they either immerse them in water or they just aren't gentle with them.
     
  15. dburne

    dburne Meat Mopper

    Good to know, I am going to go ahead and order one for myself from Todd while he has them on sale with free shipping... Glad I saw this thread.
     

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