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WIreless / Remote Thermometer

swboutonswbouton Posts: 21
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hello All,

I've had by large BGE for about 6 weeks now and it is becoming an obsession.  I am not much of a griller, but things are looking up.

I think I should buy a good wireless thermometer that can withstand the temperatures of the BGE.  I am looking at Maverick Wireless BBQ Thermometer Set - Maverick ET732.

What do you folks think?  Is a wireless thermometer a good idea?  What do you experts recommend?

Thanks for your help.,

Steve


Comments

  • rickHPrickHP Posts: 49

    Wireless is a good choice if you do a lot of low and slow cooks, like brisket and pork shoulder. Not so necessary for high and fast like steaks - so not sure it needs to "withstand the temperatures of the BGE"

    I have the Maverick and like it a lot and it seems to be the wireless of choice around here.

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,815
    I use mine ONLY for low & slows. The dome thermometer works good enough for me for higher temps where close is good enough.  I have the former Maverick model (ET-73) and it's 9-10 years old now.  Original probes too!  If mine ever dies, I'll be purchasing the ET-732.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • cas_sjcas_sj Posts: 6

    Absolutely love my Maverick for ribs, shoulders, brisket, rib roast (yeah!), even chicken (spatchcocked of course).  It's essential - wouldn't try cooking any of those without it now.

    Don't even bother with steaks, chops, hamburgers, etc - unnecessary for anything that you're not going to cook low and slow.  (Well, the chicken I would typically cook at something like 375, so technically that may not be "low and slow", but you get the point.)

  • cas_sjcas_sj Posts: 6

    ps....  For the high temperature cooks, a quick digital probe is what you need.  You'll probably find most here swear by the Thermapen - yep, pricey - but I wouldn't be without that either.  (Wish I had waited for the one with the flames!)

  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,898
    Love my Maverick, especially since my porch faces west; when its 99 degree out its sure nice to glance over at the meat temp in the Air Conditioning from my La-Z-Boy...  
     
    One warning, the instructions tell you not to immerse the probes in water.  I killed my meat probe with a quick dunk in the sink, had only been used a few times.   
    :((
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    +1 love my maverick, and I baby it because of that. 
    No water at end of probe where wire goes, no searing temps. No exposure (even the wire)  over direct heat. 

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 319
    I got one too and have had no problems with it.  My bedroom and side of the bed is as far away from my egg as I can get in my home and the wireless works great.  Got mine from Fred.
    Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,550
    I got the Mav 732 and like it. Go for it. Has good range as well.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • swboutonswbouton Posts: 21
    Thanks for all the great responses.  I appreciate it
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