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maverick 732 or thermapen?

burntbrisketburntbrisket Posts: 22
edited February 2012 in Root
I noticed that a lot of people speak highly of both the maverick and the thermapen.  I don't see the advantage to having both.  If you have a maverick what is the need for the thermapen?


  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Two different things - for two different purposes.

    Maverick is a dual probe - remote.   So I can go in the house - see what is happening with heat of the egg and the meat.   Constant monitoring at a glance -- with alarms.   Keeps me from getting out of bed during the night.   If you do not do long, low and slow cooks - maverick impact decreases in my mind.

    Thermapen -- instantaneous reading of temp when probing.    I used to check temps with the old dial type, hand would get warm holding it.   Heaven forbid repositioning for other readings.   With the thermapen - stab in half a dozen places - know whats happening through out.

    Maverick is for monitoring.   Thermapen for instant checks, probes.    ( note, we use the thermapen inside in the kitchen almost as much as outside ).


    Cookin in Texas
  • Basically, different uses.  Maverick (probe type) primarily for low and slow type cooks and the Thermapen for grilling and checking temps.  My cooking improved significantly with a Thermapen as I would have a tendency to overcook chicken breasts and such.  I think it is impractical to use a probe type (Maverick) for grilling (not that it can't be done).

  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I have both and love both for the different reasons listed above.  If you can only afford one, check what you will use it for and buy accordingly.  If only low/slow, I say maverick, if steaks and fast cooks, I say thermopen.  If you can buy both, then you are truly the man/woman.  
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