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Old 11-23-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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Is this a good wireless thermometer?

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I have a thermapen and love it but I really want a probe that stays in the meat for doing roasts, turkeys and larger items. I liked the looks of this one because you can use it on 2 things at once - even if one is outside on the big green egg and the other is inside in the oven!

My wife wants a Christmas idea for me and this is it... as long as you folks tell me it's a good one If not, what is a good one?

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the one you linked.

This is a good one.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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I have he Maverick ET-73 (1 probe for food and 1 for the smoker box). If this one is using the same food probe be careful how how it gets. They aren't rated for really high temps (around 450 I believe). I have already had my food probe replaced.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:16 AM   #4
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I have a Maverick Single probe in my Arsenal of Thermometers...I've used it both as a meat probe, and as cooker temperature probe...It has performed well...No problems.
I would recommend it, and would not hesitate to buy another.

The Polder line of thermometers work well too! I especially like the Single probe dual sensor model...It monitors the internal meat, as well as the cooking appliance temperature

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Old 11-26-2009, 09:11 AM   #5
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... I liked the looks of this one because you can use it on 2 things at once - even if one is outside on the big green egg and the other is inside in the oven!
Look at the specs again. There is only one transmitter ... I don't see where you could use it as you intend unless your BGE and oven are within the 80 inch max reach of the two probes.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:55 AM   #6
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Right, but you can plug a probe into the pager as well. Here's a quote from the description:

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The probes can also be plugged into the pager, which displays a food's temperature on its LCD screen. So barbecuing brisket outside, roasting chicken in the oven, and keeping track of both is possible
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:02 AM   #7
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Ah - didn't see the Manual ... that makes more sense.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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i just bought a "redi-chek" one at BBB
its basically the same, has the steel braided looking probe wire.
im hoping this will be fine 400-450 F with my electric oven door closed on it ... next time i will give it a test
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:07 PM   #9
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Maverick makes a high temp food probe. You might be pushing with the 450F. The standard probe is good to 410F. The high temp probe is good up to 570F.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:22 PM   #10
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I use this for my smoker

Oregon Scientific AW131 Grill Right Wireless Talking BBQ and Oven Thermometer

Probe is good to 572 degrees.

I really like it the when the girls voice says "It's nearly done"
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