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Okay-I think that each type thermo has its preferred operational environment. If you want instant read where the rate of meat temperature change is quite quick (hot&fast cook) then the thermopen or an instant read thermo is the tool of choice. If you are monitoring a low&slow (as @yzzi mentions) then the ability to observe the whole cook with a maverick or equivalent takes on a higher level of importance than the instant read. The rate of temperature change as you finish up a low&slow is not critical to the final outcome. Different tools for different cooks. Both have their place in my opinion. And we all know what those are worth :)
I have both and love both differently but I'd rather have the maverick as I do mostly low and slow, indirect cooks and roasts.
Even when doing steaks reverse sear I like using the maverick to get an idea what my internal temp is while monitoring the grid temp from inside. I use Thermapen for fine tuning but the maverick tells me when to start checking.
I just bought a Weber 6491 which is thier insta read thermometer, dealer says it's supposed to be just as good at half the price...we'll see.
sticks88 said:Bowhunr could you explain please
Bowhunr could you explain please
Let's have a nice healthy debate over which one you'd rather have if you could have only one. Please include what foods you cook the most.
njl said:Even for low and slows, I'm using the Maverick less than I might, because I'm annoyed by / worried about the probes going bad.