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My Maverick RediChek ET73 just took a dump.

 
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PostPosted: May 31 2015    Post subject: My Maverick RediChek ET73 just took a dump. Reply with quote

Well.. spent 45 minutes this morning looking for my ET73 and finally found it. My wife tends to rearrange quite often and had put it with my gardening stuff. Got it hooked up on the kettle to some venison summer sausage that I'm making and all was well. Checked on it a few times and then all of a sudden the receiver wasn't working. Replaced batteries and nothing. Tore it apart and found some corrosion on the board. I could get it to come off for short stints while putting pressure on it.. finally just through it in the trash. I think I got about ten years out of it so I guess it did it's job. It's always been kept indoors while not in use.

Either way.. I'm on the market for a replacement. Any recommendations? I was hoping to find something that would connect via wifi so that I could view the pit remotely while away from the house via my smartphone. Basically the same way my home heat/air controller works through the phone. If not, something similar to what I had would be nice. Longer range would be a plus as well.
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PostPosted: May 31 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would just get another ET-73. I run two and love them. Very Happy
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PostPosted: May 31 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had good luck with my ET-73 until last week....the pit probe took a crap...
still happy with the way it performs and will just order a replacement probe.
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PostPosted: Jun 02 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the better range of the 732. There are some nice WiFi thermos out there but the better ones are a bit pricey. I'd stay away from the Bluetooth jobs as they all seem flaky and the range is terrible.
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PostPosted: Jun 03 2015    Post subject: Better options? Reply with quote

After having gone through 2 ET-732s and a number of probes, I would rather not buy a new one.

I would also be curious about what better options there are -on did Chinese Gordon's wifi thermometer ever work?
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PostPosted: Jun 03 2015    Post subject: Re: Better options? Reply with quote

YardFullOfOak wrote:
After having gone through 2 ET-732s and a number of probes, I would rather not buy a new one.

I would also be curious about what better options there are -on did Chinese Gordon's wifi thermometer ever work?


Check out the last page of this link for Your answer, Brother! Shocked Laughing Wink

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=66887&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=140

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PostPosted: Jun 04 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with the Thermoworks TW8060 after my Maverick died. If we all swear by the Thermapen, why not go with another product by them?

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/handheld/TW8060.html

And, they have a new product since I bought mine ...

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/handheld/therma_q.html
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PostPosted: Jun 04 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulOinMA wrote:
I went with the Thermoworks TW8060 after my Maverick died. If we all swear by the Thermapen, why not go with another product by them?

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/handheld/TW8060.html

And, they have a new product since I bought mine ...

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/handheld/therma_q.html

My reason is #1 price difference.
The thermaQ is not a remote unit and it cost over $200.00
I guess I am lucky with my ET-73's. They cost around 39.00 my oldest is around 7 yrs old and I have probably replaced the probes around three maybe five times.
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PostPosted: Jun 04 2015    Post subject: Re: Better options? Reply with quote

YardFullOfOak wrote:
After having gone through 2 ET-732s and a number of probes, I would rather not buy a new one.

I would also be curious about what better options there are -on did Chinese Gordon's wifi thermometer ever work?


And I thought I was the only one who got the joke regarding his chosen Western pseudonym!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_George_Gordon
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PostPosted: Jun 04 2015    Post subject: Re: Better options? Reply with quote

necron 99 wrote:
YardFullOfOak wrote:
After having gone through 2 ET-732s and a number of probes, I would rather not buy a new one.

I would also be curious about what better options there are -on did Chinese Gordon's wifi thermometer ever work?


And I thought I was the only one who got the joke regarding his chosen Western pseudonym!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_George_Gordon


Mornin' Robert!
You may have well been the only one who got that joke...I certainly didn't! Shocked Laughing Laughing

I thought it was derived from this...



(Except This Asian Guy's Name is Ming...Not Wang! Razz )

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PostPosted: Jun 05 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete Mazz wrote:
There are some nice WiFi thermos out there but the better ones are a bit pricey.


If you have looked into them, I would be interesting in learning what you have found.
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PostPosted: Jun 05 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only took a cursory glance at some. BBQGuru has a system with a small blower. Tappecue has one that looked interesting. Other than those I can't remember.

I should stop by the Gurus and check them out. They are in the next industrial park over from my shop.
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