Remote thermometers best one?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by shooterrick, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The idea of a remote thermometer to monitor both the meet and cooking chamber is intriquing to say the least. Seems to be many out there. Any preference. I have never used one but like the idea alot.
  2. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    MOst are using the Maverick ET-73.
    I personally don't have one. I just have a multitude of thermo's[​IMG]
  3. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Alan is correct a lot of maverick users here, they work great except for the internal switch that breaks easily.
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    hehehe........for some of mite as well ask..........soak the wood or not..............BWHAHAHHAHA

    redi-check here......(et-73)
  5. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I have had good luck with my Oregon Scientific AW-131. It is a single probe unit but works for me. Good luck.
  6. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Same here... Maverick Readi Check ET-73.... have another single probe with no remote too... but i like the ET-73...
  7. habaneroman

    habaneroman Fire Starter

    I got this one for Christmas..... I love it.

    You can set your own temp, or use the standard settings.

    The wireless feature is awesome, I can walk around my entire home with the transmitter, and it talks to you!
    Kind of cheesssy... but the TECHY Geek in me loves it.

    I really like that it tells you when the meat is getting close to temp, so you don't always have to walk outside to check it.

    Go and get one, you won't be sorry!

  8. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I've got a Maverick and I hate it. Thats because I have Two Oregon Scientific remotes and I love them! Robust as hell, can't say enough good stuff about them.
  9. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have that one and two mavericks et-72 and et-73 wich I use the most do to dual probes but all work fine!!!!!!!!!!
  10. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    I use a Redi Chek single probe, A Radio Shack single probe, and just bought a Wally World single probe. All of the work great. I use oven thermometers to monitor the internal temp of the smoker, which on my unit does not change within a few degrees during use.
  11. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    Now ya tell me Jimbo...I have the Maverick 73 on the way...
  12. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Oops, well Fritz a lot of folks like the M-73, but it looks cheap next to the Oregon Scientific. If you were reading on here just before Christmas Lowe's had the Oregon Scientific on sale for $9.99 ea! I bought all nine of them they had on display and I kept three, (one is a spare and still in the plastic) I use one for the meat and one for the smoker temp. Last time I tried to use my Maverick, which cost me about five times as much, I couldn't get it to see the probe! And it's only about a year old!
  13. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    My bad...I think I saw that post...Well I hope I have better luck with the Maverick?
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    JIM.........send that bad boy maverick over this way buddy..........[​IMG]
  15. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    et73 lives[​IMG][​IMG]
  16. Just got an ET-7 in the mail from Amazon. It came with free shipping. I also have an Oregon Scientific, and a Polder. The last two work fine, but thought I'd add another to the mix.
  17. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    And lack of range. Actually, by my experience the entire unit is about as cheaply and un-user friendly made as possible, not to mention that the mfgr won't stand behind the unit.[​IMG]
  18. trent

    trent Newbie

    My Maverick worked about three sessions then went belly up. It reads incorrectly on the smoker temp side now. It has to be the worst design I have seen. The switch on the inside, and such wimpy little switches, c'mon, you have to be kidding. And the battery cover button stops are ineffective and so the cover button falls out and you wind up chasing it all over the place.

    I strongly recommend not wasting your money on this.
  19. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    ET-73 here and love it. The switch is on the inside of the transmitter because that unit is sealed from moisture.
  20. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    You mean it doesn't bother you that it doesn't alert you when you go out of range, doesn't re-register w/ the base when you come back into range, and continues to read the same temps that were displayed when you went out of range regarless of changes in temps since you went out of range.

    There is a thread on TVWBB in which electronics experts show where the unit's antenna is supposed to go as well as showing that they didn't put one in most of them. When I sent mine back to them to be repaired or replaced, they sent me someone else's broken used unit in it's place and denied any knowledge of antenna problems even though they aknowledged the problems when I spoke to them on the phone.

    IMHO not only a crappy piece of equipment, but an even crappier excuse for a company. You know how they told me they tested them for range?

    They walked 30 paces across the warehouse floor and called it good.[​IMG]

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