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ET732

snake701uksnake701uk Posts: 187
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Considering I will be in USA next month and having read on forum about ET732. IS this the way to go?
I would order one before i get there to avoid importing here which is a nightmare.
Basicaly I would like to buy a damn good thermometer for my Large. Thanks.

Comments

  • berrygoodberrygood Posts: 372
    As I have posted before, this unit improves on the deficiencies of its predecessor - great remote range, higher maximum pit temp, power switch on outside of unit, better overall quality - but my pit temp is high by 45 degrees (consistent, but still high). So, it requires a bit of thinking on my part (yikes), but it works great other than that flaw. Maybe I just got a bad one. GL.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I concur, I have had mine for a couple of months and it is definetly an upgrade over the old 73 :)
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Snake,

    I have had an ET-73 for 5 years and love it. I received a ET-732 recently, but have not had an opportunity to use it. I'm hoping "berrygood's" unit (off by 45*) is not representative of all of them.

    I think your idea of preordering and bringing it back to Italy is "right on".
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    I have done a lot of online sales into Italy using the postal service. Somewhere between here and there a huge amount of product never makes it to it's destination. It finally got to a point where I had to refuse shipments over there. So your thoughts of getting it here and taking it back is a great idea.

    I have had the ET-73 for many years and have had great luck with it. A few cooks ago the on off switch on the transmitter went bad. So I need to replace the switch and it will be up and going again. However, I too will get the ET-732 at some point in time.

    As far as a dual probe remote thermometer I love the 73 and expect to love the 732 as well. I had a ET-7 and it was horrible. Not knowing better I bought it first as it was a dual probe and a little less expensive - bad decision.

    My 73 is a little off my DigiQ thermometer but I just make a mental note and add or subtract the difference from the DigiQ when I read the 73. I am thinking the DigiQ is more correct than the 73. Sometime I may test both to see, but +- 10° isn't anything to be concerned about. I always final done with the Thermapen.

    Have a great trip over here.

    GG
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I have never done any sort of testing on it, but my 732 seems to be pretty accurate. If it is off, it is not enough to worry about :)
  • snake701uksnake701uk Posts: 187
    Thanks to all. I will order one. Andy
  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 37
    berrygood wrote:
    but my pit temp is high by 45 degrees (consistent, but still high).

    I am not sure what you mean when you say your pit temp is high by 45 degrees?

    Did you test the Maverick probes in boiling water? Without access to lab-quality testing gear, that's the only way I know of to gauge the accuracy of a thermometer.

    Both of my 732 probes were within 2 degrees (reading 214 when water boiling) at sea level.
  • berrygoodberrygood Posts: 372
    Dondgc wrote:
    I am not sure what you mean when you say your pit temp is high by 45 degrees?

    Did you test the Maverick probes in boiling water? Without access to lab-quality testing gear, that's the only way I know of to gauge the accuracy of a thermometer.

    Both of my 732 probes were within 2 degrees (reading 214 when water boiling) at sea level.
    I have tested with multiple probes in boiling water and against thermapen, BBQ Guru and BGE thermo, which are all properly calibrated.
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