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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 2:45 am    Post subject: Wireless Thermometer Recomendations Reply with quote

What wireless thermometers are you using and how do you like it?

Personally I received a Maverick as a gift, but it crapped out after one cook.

I've been toying with making my own, but curious if anybody loves what they've got.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chap

I have 2 Maverick ET-732's and other than me mistreating the probes they have worked great , have left both units out in the rain by accident a couple of times and they still work great for me... I would buy another for sure if I needed one... if you decide to go with the ET-732 , buy it from the CharGriller website as it is cheaper , it is just branded with their name...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

N8DCJ wrote:
I have 2 Maverick ET-732's


Good to know you're liking your Maverick.

Mine is the ET-71OS so maybe they have different innards or perhaps I just got a dud.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like my Maverick (ET-732). Had it for a couple of years and it's worked great except for the probe I abused. Ya just have to be careful with the probes. Don't throw them in the dishwasher to clean them Embarassed Embarassed . For $60 they work great IMO, and the range is fantastic. I can go sit on the neighbors deck (probably 300 feet away) and still get reception.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was given one of those IGrill dual probe units a couple of years ago. Hated it, always had a hard time getting it synched to my ipad or iphone, but once it synched it worked pretty good. Then a while back there was an update to the IGrill app, now the thing works great! Range is good, no problems dropping signal anymore. You can set upper and lower ranges and it will alert you.

While the alert feature is nice, it really sucked on saturday night around 1:30 when the alert woke me up because the pit temp started to rise out of my parameters. i guess thats better than burning the brisket, but I am just not a fan of getting woken up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Maverick gets mixed review.
It seems the newer model, (ET-732) gets better reviews, folks say it has decent range.

My 3 year old model is dead so I'm looking for alternative.
I'll like something that's wifi enabled, like the wgrill.

I looked at "roll-your-own" solutions using linux based controllers.
They would be cool but not cheap.

I'll be interested in what you find for a solution.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my ET-73's Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07 14 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biker.chef wrote:
I looked at "roll-your-own" solutions using linux based controllers. They would be cool but not cheap.


For the past year I've been playing around with a little homemade Arduino solution.

(The code is on github if anybody is interested.)

It's been reliable but ugly and required an extension cord and ethernet running to the cooker.

I'm working on a version that's wireless and a more durable case.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08 14 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an old Maverick ET-73 and an iGrill, I like the Maverick better as it is a dedicated thermo, unlike my phone
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08 14 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 mavericks here that haven't caused me any problems except for the range of them loosing contact
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08 14 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an ET-73 ... used and abused, and still going strong.
As others have said, do not submerge the probes-and-wire in water.
Just wipe them clean with a cloth. That is what has worked for me.

Also have an ET-732, but, have only used it twice for cold smoking.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08 14 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed one of my suppliers started carrying the maverick line

Probably gonna place a order this week
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08 14 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Maverick ET73, which I though was a POS, only because the on/off switches sucked and a pane of glass could stop the wireless signal some days.

I bought the ET732 newer model and I like it a lot better. As to the probes, I have abused the heck out of them and they seem to work fine. I throw them in the sink with the dishes when I'm done and have not had a problem.

I'm curious to see if anyone's bought the newest ET733 and what the reviews are on them. If you are going to buy a Maverick, I'd stick with the 732 or 733........

My $.02 anyway..........
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