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Old 10-15-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

Hi folks.

Well, I've pretty much had it with wireless thermometers. I've been through replacements upon replacements, and models on sale. Not a single one has worked. I've been through about 7 or 8 of them total, and I simply cannot get them to work.

Right now I have a Nameless (on the remote) model #13900Rx, and yet another Redi Chek Remote. This last Redi Chek was the one they sent to me from the factory, as I have replaced not just a full unit twice, but a thermoprobe as well.

Anyway, I'm giving up on these things. They are a complete waste of time and money. I thought I would vent, and bring some light to the issue in here. Otherwise my meat is fantastic LOL.

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I've had 3 Mavericks...all junk now. My trusty Redi Check has been through thick and thin and still workin'.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:02 PM   #3
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You must be the lucky guy that got THE working unit. I think it would help if they weren't built in China.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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Six years old and still working Great!!
Have replaced a cpl probes tho....
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Oops, I spoke too quickly. Seems working batteries might help on the transmitters and receivers. Both were just barely functioning, so signal and all that was horrible.

I'm back on track. Crisis averted.

BTW doing the following smoke:

- 6 skinless chicken breasts, turned out just fine
- eye of round covered in Zatarains
- large peameal bacon
- brisket covered in Zatarains, cut in half

Ya a big smoke, but well worth it. I've been in Europe for 3 weeks eating dry sandwiches, so I'll be needing some of this.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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So this thread should have read "I've had it with cheap ass batteries".
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:12 PM   #7
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Heh. Either I have cheap ass batteries, or I have to recharge the good ones more often.

Man today was fun. Pics to follow tomorrow when I slice these babies up.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:54 AM   #8
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OK NOW it's official. The Redi Check is registering just under 400'F in a smoker that's registering 225'F.

No I'm not chasing this thing up again. This thermoprobe is a replacement for the probe that came with the replacement unit. I've lost count. This is plain silly.

Maverick, make something that works for a change. Stop marketing garbage.
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No I make sure they remain dry on the braided part.
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

I like my Maverick, never had any problems with it. I have had to replace one of my probes.
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

Used the new one once. My freezer is full of smoked meat. Heh.
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

I have a couple of these. http://www.nu-temp.com/701.htm Greg sez it's better to store the probes in the refer. Has worked for me so far.

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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

Probably a condensation "thing". Now I want to fire up the smoker again. Dang!
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

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Well, I've pretty much had it with wireless thermometers.
Have you used it on a grill or just a smoker? I ask because I have read that probe wires become damaged when exposed to the high temperature on a grill.

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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

I've never used one of these on my grill.
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

Got my Maverick from Finney works just fine , of course I use the reall good batteries I dont skimp!!!
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

I can't remember how many of them I've been through.
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

Hit and miss with Maverick. Some people get junk with no antennae, some get working units. I guess I was lucky.
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

My Maverick just keeps chugging along although the door on the transmitter is held on with tape.
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Re: Wireless Thermoprobes...part X

The last one I received seems to be working. Good thing I get happy when its job is finished.
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