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new wireless ACU-RITE thermometers arrived

RRPRRP Posts: 18,979
edited 4:18PM in EggHead Forum
The PO delivered the two ACU-RITE wireless thermometers I bought last week from WOOT. At $12.95 they were cheap especially since I had recently paid $12 each JUST for some replacement probes!
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It was pointed out that day that the engineer who designed this probably didn't have a grasp of what people might like such as having a temp display on the receiver end so it could be monitored instead of suddenly hearing BEEP BEEP BEEP meaning your meat is done when you're inside deeply involved in some other activity! OTOH one feature that I've never seen in any of the 7 or maybe 8 brands of wireless thermometers I've owned is the simple digital clock when it's not being used as a timer/monitor/broadcaster. If nothing else iffin it goes bad I'll be left with yet another digital clock!!! After all my Nu Temp wireless died 8 years ago, but still works without a probe to accurately tell me the ambient outdoor temperature from the first floor porch clear up to my 2nd floor bedside a good 80 feet away - but it doesn't have a clue what temperature a meat probe is!!!
L, M, S, Mini
Ron
Dunlap, IL

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  • mkcmkc Posts: 540
    RRP wrote:
    It was pointed out that day that the engineer who designed this probably didn't have a grasp of what people might like such as having a temp display on the receiver end so it could be monitored instead of suddenly hearing BEEP BEEP BEEP meaning your meat is done when you're inside deeply involved in some other activity! OTOH one feature that I've never seen in any of the 7 or maybe 8 brands of wireless thermometers I've owned

    I have a red-colored version of this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882170201&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Electronic+Gadgets-_-Oregon+Scientific-_-82170201 which does show the temperature. DH bought it for me after my first overnight when I kept waking him up when I went to check the pork butt :blush:
    Egging in Denton, Texas
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,979
    see? the engineer who designed yours knew on which end to place the brains! OTOH I guess it's a trade off seeing mine was a cheap $12.99 vs yours. BTW since I already had a Taylor brand (I believe) with the monitor on the wrong end I figured out how to set the desired temp alert a few degrees lower than the final desired temp so it really did warn me in advance. In the mean time as I look down I see it is now 8:52 - though I have nothing on the egg so should I even care what time it is? LOL
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • :ohmy: gee, thought my $40 I got for $20 was a good deal :blush:
  • emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
    Does it allow you to set pull temp higher than 180?
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    I goy mine last week and for the money it was a great deal.It will transmit about 30 feet further than my Maverick ET72 and a lot further than the unit that mkc has from Oregon Scientific which by the way looks just like a Weber and Radio Shack wireless that they sell.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,979
    yes it does - in fact the full range of "desired temp" setting is from -14° to +392°. Not sure I want my meat at 392 internal :laugh: It's probably the range of the micro-chip purchased for peanuts by the thousands so to cut costs they used it!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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