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Rated 4 out of 5Â by AguasAg Great, inexpensive wireless option (Same as Maverick ET732)
I'll preface this with saying I have only used this thermometer for one cook before I started getting e-mails pestering me to rate and review my purchase, but my first cook was a 12 pound packer brisket cooked for 16 hours on a BGE, which I consider to be a good first test.
Setup on the equipment was easy, though the instructions are long. The only things you need to know how to do are 1)install batteries, 2)connect probes, 3)set food high temp, 4)set grill high temp and 5)set grill low temp. I was ready to go in just a few minutes after unboxing.
As far as the cook went, everything went just fine. The transmitter checks temperatures on the grill and food probes every few seconds or so and displays those on the transmitter. Once every 15-45 seconds, that information is sent to the receiver, so you may see drastic jumps in temperatures if you are heating up or cooling down the grill. Only once during my 16 hour cook did I get out of range of the transmitter with the receiver and have to go resync the connection, but the receiver never left my coffee table 50' away from the transmitter.
The probes appear to be well made, and a quick check with boiling water showed them to be accurate enough for grilling. The braided wire is long enough to insert the probes and set the transmitter on a nearby table or just barely on the ground. There was a light mist during half of my cook which caused no issues with the transmitter or probes due to the weather tight construction.
Overall, based on my first experience, this is a great thermometer at a better price than buying the rebranded Maverick ET732. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was the one resync that was required and the fact that I've only used it once. I will try and update this review in the future.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by wargriller Works great
Despite several other reviews to the contrary, the setup was really easy. The range on the transmitter is a little less than the 300ft that is indicated, but overall its a good prodcut. A word of caution regarding the wires running to the probes; do not pull on the wire inserted into the food probe at all, as the wire and sensor will detach and pull out of the probe. This happened to me when I needed to reposition the probe in a still raw pork butt and I had a devil of a time putting it back together and getting it calibrated again. Otherwise it met my expectations.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sean Great Product!
Now have used it twice and it is really nice to have the remote transmitter. My only complaint is the range is limited to maybe 60-70 ft but it beats going outside every 30 minutes to check the grill temperature.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ChrisFLA Fantastic addition for any griller!
I bought the wireless remote thermometer to go with my Akorn Smoker/Grill. This thing is fantastic! It is easy to use and the directions are straight forward. I put batteries in them and plugged them into the Pork Butt I was roasting and bingo! Perfect temp in the cooker and the pork was monitored until it was done! Glad I had this or I would have probably taken the pork off to soon!
The grill sensor is easy to mount and I attach mine to the grate at an angle in the back of the grill. Its out of the way of the cooking area and protected from direct heat by the heat stone. Gives a very accurate reading of the grill. The food sensor I placed in whatever I am grilling or smoking and it tells me both whenever I want to look at it! I take the remote display inside the house with me and it gives me the chance to get out of the heat (live in Florida!) and still watch the temps on my Akorn Grill! I also now use it with my gas grill. Found out my analog thermometers were way off on that grill! Glad I have these.
If you are a serious or even a not so serious griller/smoker this wireless remote thermometer is for yoU! I love mine so much I bought one for my buddy as a gift. I will not cook on my grills without them now.
July 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by golubbock Worked Twice
Home Depot refunded my purchase. No issues there. This product quite working during my second cook.
August 12, 2014