comish4lif


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I bought one of these a year or so ago - still works great. I'm the kind of guy that puts it back in the box and back in the cabinet after each use...

I just used it on Mother's Day - had a chicken in my smoker. Can't serve undercooked poultry on a holiday.

Do not mistake coincidence for fate.

lindal33


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In for one.

bthomas100


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In for One!
I've had various manufacturers of these. I have a wired Maverick that works well. The Webers both died on me.

Here the value proposition:
- 17.99 for a thermometer and many perfectly cooked hunks o' meat,
vs:
the cost of one hunk of meat that was ruined while I was doing shots with my in-laws, plus on angry wife whose services were withheld thereafter.

Yeah, I'm "in" for one! ;)

rmrenwick


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in for 1! paid more for my wired thermometer probe
been wanting one of these, great for doing those 14 hour smoked pork butts.

Greshmahg


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Santeeruss wrote:Since they're remote, won't the frequencies conflict with each other??



That's a negative. They'll operate at different bands.

Tiamat114


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Remember folks, grilling season is just starting, and this strikes me as something you should have if you want to BBQ like a pro, and use temperature to determine doneness and not time and eyeballs. While effective, usually using temperature to determine doneness will produce better - and juicer - results.

Plus, this thing is wireless, so if you are grilling as part of an event or at a party, you can step away for a few minutes and chat and not have to run back over to the grill every few mins to check temps. Flipping is another story though!

Also, it's not just for the grill, its great for the oven too!

lacotomo


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bpb-o wrote:Exactly what is a quality post???. Anyone know?



See my post above giving a good review of the item in question. Quality in the post = quality post if the woot gods see fit.

FrogControl


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crowsnest


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greenpotatochip wrote:It's "AN" shrubbery



AND what are you, some kind of AN Zaphod Beeblebrox?

@crowsnest531

pirate943


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if you need this, you should step away from the BBQ

xnavy


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In for 1.. looks like a good deal!

stanishr


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Oral or rectal?

Hank

wehrd1


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....because one can not leave one's meat unattended for long.

crowsnest


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bpb-o wrote:I've been a WOOT member for over 5 years and have none. Just wondering!!



Just something the staff thinks contributes to the item for sale. Experience with it, Reviews, thing of that nature.

@crowsnest531

jim87678


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Amazon comments.. seem decent

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Industries-ET-901-Wireless-Thermometer/product-reviews/B000FADA48/ref=cm_cmu_pg_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

dbody


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crowsnest wrote:AND what are you, some kind of AN Zaphod Beeblebrox?



be cool and not use that Zaphod Beeblebrox word!!! they will get you!!

toweln


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I have this and love it.

mikehell


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stanishr wrote:Oral or rectal?



Q: How can you tell the difference between an oral termometer and a rectal thermometer?

A: The taste.



allogator


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FrogControl wrote:



I was going to make a comment on how that looks more like an old Motorola cell phone than a thermometer.

You beat me, but better.

WhirlwindMonk


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pirate943 wrote:if you need this, you should step away from the BBQ



Or maybe you're just learning and don't feel like figuring it out via the guess-and-check method that ends with raw meat that dries out since you cut it open and let all the juices out? No, clearly not.

I have one of these, works nicely. I disagree with it on what constitutes a "well done" steak, but once I knew to cook a few degrees beyond when it says it's done, things have turned out fine.

bnhadams


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Hells Bells, at that price, why not. In for one.

dannythekid


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Save your money and google how to cook food properly. Bought one and it never worked right.

seanlange


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RoachisaroacH wrote:If you cook BEEF to 170 you and it have no taste



+5

homophil79


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In for 3, 1 for me, 2 for gifts.
This is an AWESOME product.

knitwriter


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I'm sick of eating chicken nuggets instead of chicken breasts.
Thanks Woot!

Woody1150


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Greshmahg


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pirate943 wrote:if you need this, you should step away from the BBQ



Remind me to never eat at your house. I prefer precision.

rmrenwick


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these aren't going to do you much good for doing a steak or a burger, but they are a must have for some serious BBQ. anything low and slow is all about the temperature and not a time line.
good deal too,
$30.57 shipped on amazon, $59.99 list price.

comish4lif


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redwings wrote:Can this be used with a rotisserie?



I'm going with a no on this one. If you put the thermometer in the meat on the rotisserie, and connect the thermometer to the base, the spinning rotisserie will coil up the base and pull it in towards the meat....

The thermometer is connected by wire to the base, and then the sensor can be put in your pocket as you walk away from your grill.

Do not mistake coincidence for fate.

lacotomo


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Greshmahg wrote:I'm in for 2, but I have a caveat for potential buyers: This thing is only rated for a maximum temperature of 479 degrees.

Why is this important? Well, if you are like me and have an infrared grill, it can get up to over 900 degrees, which would melt the compound in the probe, rendering it useless. If you have an infrared, I recommend the dual probe thermoworks with tips that are rated for 1000+.

Why 2 for me? For one of my smokers. One probe to put into the meat to monitor it, and one probe to attach to an alligator clip in the smoker itself to get a detailed reading of the actual temp in it (which should never go above about 225).



works great if clipped right in a smoker.

crowsnest


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dbody wrote:be cool and not use that butthole word!!! they will get you!!



You're telling me......I'm the king of probation.


I edited your post!

@crowsnest531

kdirty214


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Greshmahg wrote: This thing is only rated for a maximum temperature of 479 degrees.



Not to mention most charcoal grills, if you're doing direct heat searing, are going to hover around 500 degrees. Still, I'm in for 1.

Greshmahg


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RoachisaroacH wrote:If you cook BEEF to 170 you and it have no taste



Actually, a smoked brisket isn't done until 165, and it will carry over to 170. So, ummm....what were you talking about?

theschles


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Now if only they could also push the ET-73 model which is built for smokers. $35.99 on Amazon...hoping for find it for somewhat less.

laelthewhale


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have i missed the bandolier of carrots yet?

pirate943


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Greshmahg wrote:Remind me to never eat at your house. I prefer precision.



you'd never want to eat anywhere else after you eat at my house.

BrainFreeze


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Maverick makes some great products but these are not good for BBQ. The problem comes from not being able to set the temperature. The temps are hard set.

If you want a BBQ thermo look at the ET-73 or ET-732. Yes they cost more but it's two thermometers, one for the smoker and one for the meat. It also lets you set the done temp for the meat in 1 degree increments. You can set a range for the smoker and it gives you a warning if you fall out of that range.

zenophon


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zabujil wrote:We bought this the last go-round. My DH loves it.



Nice to see someone here from the American League. Go Tribe!

nyrocks24


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greenpotatochip wrote:It's "AN" shrubbery



know thy Monty Python. It is "A" shrubbery!

Greshmahg


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BrainFreeze wrote:Maverick makes some great products but these are not good for BBQ. The problem comes from not being able to set the temperature. The temps are hard set.

If you want a BBQ thermo look at the ET-73 or ET-732. Yes they cost more but it's two thermometers, one for the smoker and one for the meat. It also lets you set the done temp for the meat in 1 degree increments. You can set a range for the smoker and it gives you a warning if you fall out of that range.



I actually just ordered a 732 a couple of days ago. It's not meant for a smoker, it's meant for high heat environments. It's complete overkill for a smoker.