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allancoh
05-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Hey All,

I was linked to this a few weeks ago and I know some others were waiting for the probes to come back in stock...they are on there now! Probably the cheapest you will find for the 733 and 732.

http://www.bbqequipmentstore.com/Maverick-ET-732-ET-733-Hybrid-3-foot-Probe-ET-732-ET-733-Hybrid-3-foot.htm

cameraman
05-18-2014, 01:01 PM
Your post couldn't have come at a better time. Both my probes crapped out on me due to my own sloppy handling. When I looked around I was a little taken back by the prices. These guys have the right price and everything about their business practices is first rate. Thanks for thinking about your brethren.

pjtexas1
05-18-2014, 01:08 PM
They show out of stock for me. I have been checking this site nearly every day for a month. Sucks if I missed it.

Sumpwitch
05-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Out of stock for me too.

Wife drowned my food probe and need a new one. Bummer.

THoey1963
05-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Ditto. Damn it...

Doug S.
05-18-2014, 03:36 PM
Out of stock and I'd rather replace them with the 6' probes, those 3' ones are a pain in the arse

THoey1963
05-18-2014, 05:44 PM
The three footers work fine for me. I guess I am just going to have to buy them at full price...

Dr. Trout Bum
05-19-2014, 01:45 PM
6 foot hybrid probes show in stock...

http://www.bbqequipmentstore.com/Maverick-ET-732-or-ET-733-Hybrid-Probe-ET-732-Hybrid-Probe.htm

6 foot standard probes also in stock

http://www.bbqequipmentstore.com/Maverick-ET-732-6-Foot-Replacement-Probes-ET-732-Probes.htm

pjtexas1
05-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Back in stock. I just ordered 2. Would have ordered more but I thought maybe somebody else might want a couple.:-P

Single Malt Slacker
05-29-2014, 02:10 PM
Thanks, pjtexas1! I ordered 2 as well!

pjtexas1
05-29-2014, 02:40 PM
I just received notification that mine shipped. These guys are great! 44 minutes from ordering to shipping.

Displaced Texan
05-29-2014, 02:48 PM
And the 3 footers are out of stock again... will be looking for them to come back in.

Single Malt Slacker
05-29-2014, 04:00 PM
It looks like mine was turned around in 31 minutes! Sweet! Thanks again, pjtexas1!

SmittyJonz
05-29-2014, 04:40 PM
I just ordered the GOOD Made in America probes - thanks for bumping this thread to remind me.

Highcal
05-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Whats the difference with these US probes??

7over
05-29-2014, 11:58 PM
I hope I've taken care of the probe-crap-out-due-to-water issue with my new probes. I ordered the 'water resistant' hybrid probes and applied a small dab of 100% silicone to the cable/probe junction. I killed the stock probes on the third cook when a tiny little molecule of H20 wormed its way into that junction. Hopefully, this 'fix' will work to keep the H20 out.

I'll report after I wash the probes a few times.

retired trucker
05-30-2014, 12:24 AM
I have had pretty good luck with my probes, and spend extra time trying to be careful with them and keep the moisture out.

Is it just me, or should the Mfg. of these probes spend some money on R & D and come up with a more robust and water resistant probe? Or perhaps they make most of their money on the probes, and not the units themselves? Sort of like the ink-jet printers thing, give the printers away, and make their money on the ink to operate them. Seems like 99% of the complaints of their system stems from the probes. Just saying!

Blessings, :pray:
Omar

Highcal
05-30-2014, 12:29 AM
So if I put silicone on my original probes they should last longer ?

THoey1963
05-30-2014, 01:09 AM
Thanks for the heads up PJTexas. Unfortunately, I got tired of waiting and sprung for some of the more expensive 6' cables last week...

7over
05-30-2014, 08:53 AM
So if I put silicone on my original probes they should last longer ?

Highcal... I don't know the definitive answer to that yet. I just now made the mod and will be testing it over the next several weeks. My educated guess is that it will most definitely increase the longevity of the probes by dramatically reducing the likelihood of failure due to moisture.
But only time and washing will tell!

7over
05-30-2014, 08:56 AM
I have had pretty good luck with my probes, and spend extra time trying to be careful with them and keep the moisture out.

Is it just me, or should the Mfg. of these probes spend some money on R & D and come up with a more robust and water resistant probe? Or perhaps they make most of their money on the probes, and not the units themselves? Sort of like the ink-jet printers thing, give the printers away, and make their money on the ink to operate them. Seems like 99% of the complaints of their system stems from the probes. Just saying!

Blessings, :pray:
Omar
I think you could be on to something. Perhaps Maverick is really in the probe business and not in the 'unit' business. Since it's clear that this is a major problem with their 'system' they absolutely should find a way to make their probes 100% waterproof. If we can put a man on the moon...

ButtBurner
05-30-2014, 09:02 AM
I think you could be on to something. Perhaps Maverick is really in the probe business and not in the 'unit' business. Since it's clear that this is a major problem with their 'system' they absolutely should find a way to make their probes 100% waterproof. If we can put a man on the moon...

oh they can make them waterproof

its all a matter of cost

7over
05-31-2014, 09:55 PM
First test tonight and the probes passed with flying colors. Gave them to my wife after cooking a couple of chickens on the PBC tonight. I tossed them in the sink which was full of water, completely submerging the probes. She tried to fish them out but they both dropped back in. She then washed them from top to bottom and rinsed under running water.

I dried 'em off and plugged 'em in. The dreaded LLL did not appear, ambient room temp did instead and both probes were within 1 deg F of each other.

I'll continue to wash them completely over the next months and I'll report after several weeks or a couple of months.
Success!

ironmanerik
05-31-2014, 10:05 PM
somebody posted a while back about a dab of high heat silicone and then heat resistant shrink wrap, I wonder how those held up.

retired trucker
05-31-2014, 11:02 PM
somebody posted a while back about a dab of high heat silicone and then heat resistant shrink wrap, I wonder how those held up.

I have used the high heat shrink tubing, and have had good luck with them holding up. I still avoid water, and one of them cracked the other day while plugged into a brisket. ( the heat shrink cracked open ) It absorbed some rendered fat and started acting funny on me. I used my original 3 foot probe last week on some whole chickens and they worked fine. I also have them heat shrinked where the wires enter the probe for about 4 inches total beginning about 1 inch up on the probe itself and then about 3 inches on the braid itself. These are about 3 years old. All in all they are still too delicate for something that has been out on the market for as long as these have. Most of the failures I have read have to do with the probes.

Blessings, :pray:
Omar

Theboz1419
05-31-2014, 11:43 PM
I think people should start treating the probes like me, lol. I have two ET-72/73 probes that I have had outside during the winter frozen in ice for days on end and they still work. The two probes are about 4 years old, and they have been in ice, and rain left outside. I also have two ET-732 probes I have had about 2 years and they work great.

Yesterday I received a Thermoworks TX-1001X-OP probe to try on my Heatermeter and I had one of the ET-72/73 probes and my two ET-732 probes in boiling water to calibrate them on the HM and they all were within a couple degrees from each other and the same in ice water.

I must have been lucky to get a good batch of probes