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Unread 10-08-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Acu-Rite Wireless Thermometer on Woot

Anyone have any experience with these?

I have a similar wireless thermometer, but was thinking about picking this one up as a backup if it was worth it.

either way, it looks like a good deal and thought i should share.

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Unread 10-08-2009, 09:47 AM   #2
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i have 1 & the probe died after 2 cooks. now it's just a clock.
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I was just going to post about this. Now I'm debating whether its worth taking a 12 dollar chance.
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I would not go for it. I tried one and it died on the first cook.
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Damn, moved too fast - thought THIS one might work - got one from Taylor Precision at Lowes and it died on the first cook as well

Seems there is not one that has just GOOD reviews - the Maverick seems to have totally mixed reviews - would sure like to get one that is reliable and doesn't die right away.
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Damn, moved too fast - thought THIS one might work - got one from Taylor Precision at Lowes and it died on the first cook as well

Seems there is not one that has just GOOD reviews - the Maverick seems to have totally mixed reviews - would sure like to get one that is reliable and doesn't die right away.
I think the only product I ever found with only good reviews was for Smartwool's socks. 500 reviews on MTBR.com for a pair of socks.
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People always find something to get picky with on products, and a lot of people don't read instructions or they treat things poorly.

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Damn, moved too fast - thought THIS one might work - got one from Taylor Precision at Lowes and it died on the first cook as well

Seems there is not one that has just GOOD reviews - the Maverick seems to have totally mixed reviews - would sure like to get one that is reliable and doesn't die right away.

that would be the maverick et-73. nothing but good thingsd about it.
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So, not worth the 18 bucks? oh well.
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Default O.K., here's the Q/A on Thermometers.............;}-

If this Accurite that TTD asked about, and the others I've read about being pieces of PooPoo, then what is the best (probe )thermometer to purchase?

Knowing I am a Stickburner and refuse to open my lid until my times and temps are just right,what would be my best investment?
I have access points for 2 probe cables and have 4 dedicated chamber therms. at grate level for the cooking heat control and have used a miriad of probe therms. with each failing after minimal use. I keep them un-kinked (religiously), and change batteries regularly.I even wrap them in foil for extra protection,yet they still screw-up

Sooooo, anyone have an answer to my quandry
Is there a "GOOD" product out there,I mean reliable for more than 1 to 2 good cooking seasons Or should I just continue with the cheap Polders I now use

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If this Accurite that TTD asked about, and the others I've read about being pieces of PooPoo, then what is the best (probe )thermometer to purchase?

Knowing I am a Stickburner and refuse to open my lid until my times and temps are just right,what would be my best investment?
I have access points for 2 probe cables and have 4 dedicated chamber therms. at grate level for the cooking heat control and have used a miriad of probe therms. with each failing after minimal use. I keep them un-kinked (religiously), and change batteries regularly.I even wrap them in foil for extra protection,yet they still screw-up

Sooooo, anyone have an answer to my quandry
Is there a "GOOD" product out there,I mean reliable for more than 1 to 2 good cooking seasons Or should I just continue with the cheap Polders I now use

Thanks and,
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Maverick ET-73... dual probe, meant for meat temp and smoker temp, butt you can use the smoker temp for meat also... you'll just have to get another meat probe.
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My wife brought me home one a month or so ago after my last one (different manufacturer) died. I've only used it four or five times, but it works well. I have not used the pager function, though. Would I recommend it? I don't have enough usage yet - however, so far, so good.
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Maverick ET-73... dual probe, meant for meat temp and smoker temp, butt you can use the smoker temp for meat also... you'll just have to get another meat probe.
That's what I use and so far so good. I've been using it every since I started smoking... (which is only since July this year )...

At first I thought it wasn't accurate because there was a difference between it and a manual probe I was using. So I put all three probes (manual, Maverick smoke chamber & meat probes) into a pot of water making sure they were not touching the sides nor the bottom. Then I heated the water up to boiling and the Maverick was dead nuts on the money reading 210 - 211 (I'm at 1,000 ft above sea level) and the manual probe was off the scale high... needless to say, the manual probe hit the garbage can...
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Maverick ET-73... dual probe, meant for meat temp and smoker temp, butt you can use the smoker temp for meat also... you'll just have to get another meat probe.
and triple wrap the probe wire in ducttape...
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