Wireless Thermometer

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by vtanker, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    Hey every one. I am looking for a wireless remote thermometer that will tell me the box temp as well as the meat temp. I dont want to keep buying over and over again. If you can share your experiences I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you
     
  2. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i have had good luck with maveric et-73 with a little tlc with the switchs it'll last i've got on thats going on 5 years now
     
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. We'd like to know what you're smoking on, how long you've been smoking, that type of thing. [​IMG] You'll find this is a great place to be. I use a CDN remote. Works fine but only have had it for a month.
     
  4. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    ET-73 here too, I love mine so far
     
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another happy ET-73 owner here.
     
  6. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yet another happy Maverick ET-73 owner here.

    Hey Piney...What kind of thermometer do you use? [​IMG]
     
  7. goobi99

    goobi99 Meat Mopper

    my ET 73 is the best $50 i ve spent! talk about a little extra help .[​IMG]
     
  8. Whatever one you get make sure you can get replacement probes for it as the probes will go long before the unit specially if you don't foil them.

    -rob
     
  9. What do you mean by "foil the probes"? Do you wrap the cable to the probe or the probe itself?
     
  10. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Maverick ET-73 here. Love it! I pondered between the ET-7 and the ET-73. Glad I got the ET-73.
     
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I have the ET 73 and like it
     
  12. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have the maverick ET-72 and I like it a lot.
     
  13. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    What do you mean by foil wrap the probes?
     
  14. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh..........Maverick ET-73 seems to be the consensus.
     
  15. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Vtanker, looks like most people have already responded with the Maverick. I haven't actually tried it as I just use two seperate units. The one I like the most is my Thermoworks MTC with Stainless smokehouse probe but it is not wireless. Depending upon what smoker you are using and budget, you might also consider the stoker as it is a do it all and then some device.
     
  16. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Also I would guess Rob is saying that some folks wrap the small cable that comes on some probes...something that I've not found myself needing to do.
     
  17. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Another happy ET-73 user here as well. As was said before, the switches are kind of small and delicate but if you're careful they will be fine. The only thing I didn't like about it is the probes that came with it have pretty short cables. But I ordered two 6-foot food probes and use one for smoker temp and the other for meat temp and they work great.

    The other night, right before I was going to put a brisket on, I dropped the reciever from about 4 feet high onto a ceramic tile floor. The back cover flew off and the batteries flew out. I thought &^^%$^!![​IMG] Going to be a long night babysitting the smoker without the ET-73.

    I put the batteries back in and the cover on and turned on the switch. It beeped, synched up with the sending unit and was fine. [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  18. jaye220

    jaye220 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I use a couple of Maverick ET-7 therms. and they work great. Haven't had a single issue with them in a year.
     
  19. I have found that if you don't foil your probes the wire mesh gets hard and nasty. When it gets that way it kinks and then the wires inside it is protecting will break causing the probe to be "open" and therefore read "hi" on your unit. I have learned the hard way as Guru probes are ~$30 a shot. The same can be said for any probe that has wire mesh protection. Here is a picture of properly foiled probes on a WSM. These are Guru probes going through a couple of small holes I drilled into the side of it:

    http://home.comcast.net/~gailymvt/FoiledWires.JPG

    I foil any part that is in the heat and a few inches outside to make a seal. The same concept works for ovens. replacement probes for the cheapo models are $10 IF - and that's a big IF - you can find them. For Polder units you can get replacements:

    http://www.comforthouse.com/pol362reppro.html

    Let us know what you selected.

    -rob

    -rob
     
  20. huskersmokeman

    huskersmokeman Smoke Blower

    Welcome!! Myself, I use polder probes, mainly because I got em almost free on some special Cabelas club member deal. They may not be the best out there, but I sure do like em (mainly since before the polders, I used, um, nothing). Any probe you choose beats the heck out of opening the door 50 times to check temps. Best of Luck!!
     

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