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Best Remote Temp probe

yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 184
edited October 2011 in EGGtoberfest
Curious to know which remote temp probe you all use.  Which are most accurate?  Best Value is always important?  I am going to be buying one soon and I value the input you all give on this site.
Thanks.
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  • 2nd on the Maverick ET 732, love mine.
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  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 184
    Thank you, if you have the Maverick then where does the Thermapen type thermometer fit?  When is one better than the other?  
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  • GreygooseGreygoose Posts: 103
    edited October 2011

    i purchased a Oregon Scientific AW129 of ebay for under 30 bucks. it may have been last years model cause the new picture looks different. I find it to very accurate and its wireless so i can bring the main unit inside where its warm while it outside doing its thing.  the damn thing actually speaks to you when meat in "almost done" , "done", and "overdone". I would have  bought a maverick if this thing wasnt available so cheaply. 
    Greygoose

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  • I just got the Maverick ET-732.  Amazon online has for 59.99, and if you apply for their Amazon Chase Visa, they credit you 40, so it came out to $19.99 and no freight. 
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  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 184
    Tweev I know how they differ physically,   Wireless units I am guessing are best for longer slower cooks or bigger hunks of meat..... So often I read DONT OPEN the egg during a cook.  Ok so if I am not to open the Egg then how do I take the temp with the themapen?
    It seems like the Therma pen is very popular and yet so too is the instruction to leave the egg shut.
    Therma pen = good for burgers wings/chicken parts, chops and steaks?  
    I currently have the BGE knock off therma pen.  Based on my experience with this product I can understand how a faster reading probe would be beneficial.  The BGE version takes FOREVER, seemingly, to get to a consistent reading.  

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  • brimeebrimee Posts: 68
    My WalMart has one for $16 that I just got I compared it to my calibrated gauge that I have for work, it was right on, now to see how long it lasts...

    I guess if your a professional cook you would probably want something better but for me this should be just fine.
    Brian
    Fairview, Texas
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