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Old 05-24-2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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I need a new one. Its between the thermopro tp 20 or maverick et 733. My last thermopro suddenly stopped giving accurate readings. It was also horrible on battery life. It was the tp 08 though. Had a maverick before that and it lasted until the battery connectors rusted out from being outside all the time.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:46 PM   #2
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I use the Thermo Pro remote, great units.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:49 PM   #3
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I wanted a commercial Thermapen - probably the best - but I could not justify spending over $100. Based on reviews I went with this one
https://www.amazon.com/Lavatools-PT1...at+thermometer

I have only used it a few times but so far it seems like a quality product for the $
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:56 PM   #4
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I got a thermapro for Christmas 2017. Still going strong with the 2017 batteries.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:00 PM   #5
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I’m looking at one of these Meater probes. 1 probe for both the meat and ambient cooking temp, rated to 575 degrees and can be used with Bluetooth, connected to WiFi and even to a cloud service for monitoring wherever you may be.

Had to run pick up some furniture last weekend for my wife and the temp of my Kamado decided to soar after holding at 220-230 for 7 hours. Would have been nice to be able to check it in the hour plus errand run.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:08 PM   #6
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I use this one. Itís a good unit.

Can keep track of the internal temp of the meat anywhere I happen to be in the house or yard.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:10 PM   #7
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Iím looking at one of these Meater probes. 1 probe for both the meat and ambient cooking temp, rated to 575 degrees and can be used with Bluetooth, connected to WiFi and even to a cloud service for monitoring wherever you may be.

Had to run pick up some furniture last weekend for my wife and the temp of my Kamado decided to soar after holding at 220-230 for 7 hours. Would have been nice to be able to check it in the hour plus errand run.

That looks pretty cool, but I don't always put a thermometer into theway I'm cooking.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:11 PM   #8
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Maverick 733 works well for me
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:13 PM   #9
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That looks pretty cool, but I don't always put a thermometer into theway I'm cooking.
For $65-70 it seems worth trying.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:32 PM   #10
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Maverick. Just be careful with the probes and don’t do high heat (600 + or submerse them in water
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:59 PM   #11
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Maverick 733 for me
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:16 PM   #12
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I use an iGrill mini. Just changed the battery 2 weeks ago - after quite a bit of use. Bluetooth app on my i phone works great.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:22 PM   #13
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I prefer the Maverick Et-732 over the 733 and I have both. Brighter screen and more straight forward. The 732 has none of the bells and whistles I never use cluttering up the screen and programming is not a PITA. I'm on year 5 with my 732 and 3 with my 733. I use the 733 only when I have multiple meats and my 732 needs some assistance.....
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:10 AM   #14
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I have the Thermopen MK4 and it works great and reads almost instantly. a little pricey though at $100.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:19 AM   #15
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I use an iGrill mini. Just changed the battery 2 weeks ago - after quite a bit of use. Bluetooth app on my i phone works great.
Yup. Love the alarm
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:39 AM   #16
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I have used the Maverick and had no complaints except the range wasn't that great. It would fluctuate, lose signal and beep. That's fine unless you have it next to your bed while sleeping and smoking a brisket all night. The wife was none to happy. You can buy waterproof probes for it, but the ones that come with it are not waterproof.

I bought a fireboard and love it, it is wifi based. I can check and get alarms on my phone, even when I'm not home.

It's considerably more expensive but can handle up to 6 probes. I often cook more that 1 brisket or pork butt at a time so it is nice to have.

It has a ton of customizable alarms that we use in brewing beer as well.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:47 AM   #17
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https://www.thermoworks.com/Thermapen-Mk4

Sign up for newsletter, they will periodically have a sale. The Thermapen rocks.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:22 AM   #18
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I need a new one. Its between the thermopro tp 20 or maverick et 733. My last thermopro suddenly stopped giving accurate readings. It was also horrible on battery life. It was the tp 08 though. Had a maverick before that and it lasted until the battery connectors rusted out from being outside all the time.
You can put your probes in the toaster oven at about 400 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes and this will often fix the inaccuracy. Several YouTube videos on it. It has reset my igrill probes more than once.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:24 AM   #19
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I've had a Maverick for a few years now and although it's been ok I'm about replace it. Still haven't decided which one I'll go with, but after reading first hand reviews I've narrowed them down to the Fireboard, Tappecue & Smoke.

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Old 05-25-2018, 12:36 PM   #20
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https://smile.amazon.com/Tenergy-The...yo_pop_d_pd_t1

I picked this one up because it it well reviewed and doesnít break the bank. It works perfectly. The probes read accurately and the app is awesome!

I figured, for the price, Iíd give it a shot. Iím glad I did. I recommend it.


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Old 05-25-2018, 03:57 PM   #21
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Well, I ordered the 732 this morning about 7am and it is being delivered today. Gotta love amazon
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:18 PM   #22
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I use this one. Itís a good unit.

Can keep track of the internal temp of the meat anywhere I happen to be in the house or yard.
I just ordered one. My Maverick I had the probe quit working.
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #23
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https://www.thermoworks.com/Smoke

Just realized that you wanted grilling thermometers and not smoking thermometers. So my link is no help.

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Old 05-25-2018, 04:30 PM   #24
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If you wash the Maverick probes and dunk them in water you are going to ruin them. Just keep water away from where the probe meets the wire mesh. It's not hard at all. I'm still on the original probes because somebody gave me that advice. I scrape the gunk off and wipe them down with a clorox wipe or a rag with 409 spray in it. It has worked for me for a long time. Most probe failures have been cause by dunking in water. Probes are $12-15 online as well so they are easily replaceable.


I also use a ThermoPop and the LavaTools that Jerp linked as my instant read probing thermos. They are only for checking thermos in all parts of the meat wher ethe maverick probe is not.......or cooking multiples like chicken quarters or grilling wings..

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Old 05-25-2018, 04:42 PM   #25
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I just ordered one. My Maverick I had the probe quit working.

you can replace that probe for cheap.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:19 PM   #26
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I've never submerged any probes under the water. Occasionally clean off the chamber probe. It usually stays inside my smoker.
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