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dome thermometer

My BGE dome thermo is shot...corporate will send a replacement but would purchasing a tel-tru be better? My dome thermo jumps around...cooked a pizza and it wouldn't go past 300 and my maverick is screwed up too.Why do they sell crappy probes?
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 

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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,351
    One thing to be careful of with he Maverick is to make sure you route the probe wires so they don't come in contact with direct heat. I only use my Maverick for low and slow cooking and always am sure to route it where the  plate setter shields it from direct heat.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,354
    They have upgraded the dome thermometers. Tel Tru does now make the BGE thermometers.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,677
    I only use my maverick under 350. My egg was purchased in August...wonder when they updated?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Do your Maverick probes have 36" or +60" probe leads? The short ones are the old ones. The new ones are a PITA to get caught on stuff but they do work. Foil wrap and keep away from direct heat. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,677
    36"
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • @henapple - I contacted Maverick and was sent new long probes, under warranty. I think they had an issue with the old ones and knew it, seemed to be replaced very quickly. Mine just quit working or would give way off readings. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,312
    august you should have had a tel tru.  bought mine in july it is old small handle and has the tel tru wrapped it more times than I can count and it is fine.
  • henapple said:
    I only use my maverick under 350. My egg was purchased in August...wonder when they updated?

    Before that. I bought my FIL a new large in June and it had one. Verified today.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,442
    I ordered a couple of these cheap Fluke knock-offs a few days ago.  They're k-type dual channel digital.  $18 each.  Price has since gone up a few bucks.  I bought them for non-egg related stuff, like monitoring my keg temp, and beer fridge, wine storage, etc.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005N80IME/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00

    Maybe it would work as a cheapo egg monitor.  I'll report back.  Haven't received them yet.
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