New MES Bluetooth Digital smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by parrot-head, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Masterbuilt really needs to get their sht together.  A waterproof, breathable cover should be a given.  It's the easiest up-sell they could ever make.  Charge more if you have to, but at least provide a quality cover. 
     
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Dang @mummel  there you go again with the Masterbuilt bashing. If they charge more they are no longer the go to low cost smoker and they most likely will end up out of the price point for most of their customers. 
     
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  3. brianlamb41

    brianlamb41 Fire Starter

    Some people just aren't built to own an electric smoker.
     
  4. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    This is not fair.  Masterbuilt sells an outdoor appliance that cant get wet.  Ok fine.  So what do they do to help customers store their smokers that dont have roofed porches?  They sell a cover.  Ok great.  But wait, the cover leaks like sieve.....  I mean seriously....  I dont want to get into a debate.  I am literally trying to fork over my money to MB but storage is a problem for me.  A proper cover would help solve the issue.  How difficult can it be to sell the current cover as a $20 dust cover, and contract out Classic Accessories to make a branded waterproof, breathable cover (hickory series, lifetime warranty) and sell it for $50 or $60?  MB makes money & customers are happy because they have a choice between both covers.  A no brainer.  It's clear to me that Masterbuilt is not a customer driven company.  I'm not unequivocally bashing the business.  I want to buy their product because they provide the best solution for me vs the other options out there.  But as a first time buyer who does their research, they are leaving a sour taste in my mouth.

    Anyway, let's keep it positive.  Waiting on a Cabelas discount!  Memorial Day weekend?
     
  5. Can you get the Bluetooth model now?
     
  6. brianlamb41

    brianlamb41 Fire Starter

    Then just go out and buy a cover yourself.  I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about.  I've never had an issue with my cover.  

    If there's a sour taste in your mouth, then there's a sour taste in your mouth.  If you don't like the cover, then don't purchase it.

    You say that you aren't bashing their business, but that's exactly what you're doing. You've already found alternative covers, as well as those that members have provided reviews and recommendations for above, so just go that route and be done with it.
     
  7. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Does the Sam's Club version come with a sausage hanger?
     
  8. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Dennis, what does the cover look like from the side?  From the Amazon reviews, it says the cover is 36 inches high on one side, and 48 inches high on the other side.  As the MES BT is 40 inches high, it looks like there would be a ~4 inch area exposed at the back where the wiring is at the bottom.
     
  9. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I never use Bluetooth anything but your comment interested me. Wonder why I Maverick found an easy method for transmitting radio signals up to 300 feet away without requiring line-of-sight but MB has a problem with its Bluetooth transmitter (from what you've written)?

    Why would you need to use a wireless router? I don't know much about BT technology but I thought all you needed was a transmitter and a receiver.
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another good question would be, why do I lose contact a lot from inside my "All Wood" House with my Mavericks, but never with my MES Remote Control???

    I would think a company that specializes in Therms would do a better job than a Company that mainly makes cheap Smokers??

    Bear
     
  11. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Bear the MES remote uses RF signals which can be varying strengths (and it must be a stronger signal than what Maverick uses). RF is almost always stronger than bluetooth which is why the older Mavericks seem to have way better range than the new bluetooth ones. 
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You!!

    I know my old ET-73 had poor range, so I demoted it to Curing Fridge duty, and got an ET-732. Works great after 5 years, but I got another ET-732 so I'd have two of them.

    I put the receivers right next to each other on my coffee table in the living room, and the new one loses signal, but the old one doesn't.

    Bear
     
  13. Why would you need to use a wireless router? I don't know much about BT technology but I thought all you needed was a transmitter and a receiver.
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    Well, I am by no means a tech guy. Actually I'm officially an old fart now - just turned 70. I did not buy the new router just for this smoker. Had home computer problems and when the cable service man was here, he said that I could improve my speed with a better router. I use my iPad for the MES Bluetooth feature. In fact, I now have a connection from my living room. Monitoring it now as I am smoking some boneless chicken thighs and breast using Bear's recipe in a pan. The wine comes next! 😀

    Here's the view of the smoker and the approx range for the Bluetooth function.
    Dennis
    I think I would like to purchase a Maverick to monitor my smokes from inside. The MES Bluetooth has limited range. The problem or question is which model to buy? I notice on Amazon there are a few Maverick models; 732, 733, 735.
    Dennis
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    IMHO----For us old non-tech guys, the 732 fits us best.

    Bear
     
  15. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

     
  16. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, I am by no means a tech guy. Actually I'm officially an old fart now - just turned 70. I did not buy the new router just for this smoker. Had home computer problems and when the cable service man was here, he said that I could improve my speed with a better router. I use my iPad for the MES Bluetooth feature. In fact, I now have a connection from my living room. Monitoring it now as I am smoking some boneless chicken thighs and breast using Bear's recipe in a pan. The wine comes next! 😀

    Here's the view of the smoker and the approx range for the Bluetooth function.
    Dennis


    I think I would like to purchase a Maverick to monitor my smokes from inside. The MES Bluetooth has limited range. The problem or question is which model to buy? I notice on Amazon there are a few Maverick models; 732, 733, 735.
    Dennis[/quote]
    I understand. A few months ago I bought a faster router after the current one stopped working. The new one is a dual frequency router which is better for when my son's home and gaming.

    I bought the 733 which is the update to the 732 and I like it a lot. 735 is the new Bluetooth model.
     
  17. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would say "touché" except for inside my Hardie Siding home my ET-733 receiver never loses the signal. AND I don't own a MES with a remote control. So there! [​IMG]  
     
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  19. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Hey Dennis, any chance you have a side pic of that cover?  Im just curious to hear if it covers the whole smoker or leaves part of it exposed (my plan is to now keep my smoker outdoors permanently during the summer).  These two covers have the same dimensions (the Hickory series has a better warranty).  But they look vastly different on product pics.  Thanks.



    Thanks.
     
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  20. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe that model version just never worked out. Perhaps they buried it at sea.
     

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