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Unread 11-18-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Dual Probe/Sensor Thermo Advice Needed

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I currently have a Weber remote meat thermomter (which I LOVE!), but I also want a thermo that will tell me both the cooker temp as well as the meat temp. That way, I'll be able to probe 2 pieces of meat and also be able to have actual cooking temps.

I've been looking online quite a bit at a Polder dual sensor (single probe) that's going for about $30 as well as a Maverick dual probe remote model that runs about $60.

Here's the question: Has anyone used either of these or can anyone suggest a better product? Also.....is this likely something I'll have to order online? I've looked at every store I can think of and can't even find a "standard" probe thermo.

I'd love to have another remote model, but wanted to get the Brethren's advice.


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Unread 11-18-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Remot...7372787&sr=8-2
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I've used the Maverick's in the past. Good product, but the probes go out and you have to buy replacements. In my opinion this makes the total cost of ownership very high. People love them though and use them all the time. I am fully analog now, but since I don't compete I'm fine with this.
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I relied a lot on my Maverick when I first started overnights with my WSM's. Now I almost never use the food probe, and just hang the temp probe through the top vent.

Maverick is more versatile IMHO, but as said before here, the probes do have a way of going south.
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maverick et-73 all the way, i have 3. after a while i stopped using the pit probe, just learned my smoker and was being wayyyyy too an@l about minor temp fluctuations, cool thing is, plug in another meat probe to the pit temp port and you can watch 2 meats at once
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maverick et-73 all the way, i have 3. after a while i stopped using the pit probe, just learned my smoker and was being wayyyyy too an@l about minor temp fluctuations, cool thing is, plug in another meat probe to the pit temp port and you can watch 2 meats at once
REALLY???!!! That's cool. That is handy.
I wondered if that would work!

Well, so far by posting this thread, I save $20 and learned more about the product!


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yea, i didnt realize it either until i nuked one of the pit temp probes by putting it in the firebox(note, they wont handle well above 500 degrees) but ive never had a probe go bad other than by my own wrong doing
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