Maverick Probes vs Poultry: PROBLEMS?
Over the last three weeks, I have cooked two turkeys and one whole chicken. On the two turkeys, I used my Maverick ET-85 and on the chicken tonight I used the new Maverick ET-732. I experienced the same problems with both Maverick thermometers on each of these three cooks.
The problem I'm having is with the meat probe. When my turkeys and chicken registered 160° in the thick of the breast with both thermometers, I double checked with the Thermapen and found out that the Maverick probes were reading 15 to 20 degrees HIGHER than the Thermapen. After my first turkey, I decided to check the probes with the boiling water test. The Maverick ET-85 and the Thermapen both read correctly in boiling water. Today I tested the ET-732 and the thermapen again with boiling water and the results were the same... both read identical temperatures.
Last weekend, I cooked a boston butt with the ET-85 and did not have the temperature variation problem in that meat.
So in a nutshell, the only time I'm having the problem is when reading poultry temps. I think i have ruled out calibration issues with the boiling water test.
What could be causing my problem?
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