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Old 02-25-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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Maverick ET-73 vs. Nu-Temp

This is to help out our new member Cortez. He wants the info on both and any suggestions you have regarding one or the other.

I have the ET-73 and I like it. It did take 2 units before I got one that worked to the advertised description however. There was a bad batch of Rx and Tx but I think that has all be cleared up by now. At least I haven't heard of any recent hang-up's from anyone.

The Maverick is a dual probe system and you can monitor the meat temp and the smoker temp at the same time. Also, it has a high/low pit temp alarm and a hi meat temp alarm. Also includes a count up/down timer.

I like it, it helped me stay clam on overnight cooks when I was a newbie! Now, I use it more for the meat temp than the pit temp.

I'll let someone else talk about the Nu-Temp. By the way, the Maverick is $45-$50 depending on where you get it for the complete system...also, there customer service is very good!!
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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I concur with everything Greg has stated about the ET-73! It's a wonderful product and I do not have a clue I did before I owned one!
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I've owned both. Never had any problems with either one. I do like the new temp because you can add 3 transmitters to it. My nephew just strated bbqing and I gave him my maverick. I think they are both good and reliable products.
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do i need to get two mavericks one for the top rack and one for the bottom rack.to check the temp on the meats..
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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do i need to get two mavericks one for the top rack and one for the bottom rack.to check the temp on the meats..
Cortez,
You do not need to buy two units, but if you want to monitor the temps of two separate pieces of meat you will need and extra probe. Then you can do the eyelet mod to fish the wires through the WSM. When you want to check either the top or the bottom simply disconnect one and plug in the other. If you want to monitor the temps "constantly" then you will need two units.
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:02 PM   #6
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what is the eyelet mod and what do i need to do it to my wsm? i like the high/low temp. and high meat temp. alarm that Greg was telling the maverick has. does the nu-701 have this same alarms? Nick was saying he can add three transmitters . would that be one for the pit temp high/low. and the other two for the meats on the two racks..
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Larry, sorry about the eyelet mod. didn't see the link. where can i get then at?
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I have the Nu-Temp 701 setup and love it. Range is great and I’ve never had a problem with them. The Nu-Temp’s alarm can be set up for either high or low but not both like the Maverick unless you use 2 of the transmitters with each set appropriately. The 3rd could be used for the meat. Generally, the Nu-Temp is more expensive but there’s a special that runs until May 1st over on TVWB. You can use the 3 transmitters however you like ~ Can be used for pit temp or meat monitoring. I use one for the pit temp and 2 for meat. The eyelets can be found at the bottom of this page.
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Larry, sorry about the eyelet mod. didn't see the link. where can i get then at?
Check here at the bottom of the page. If you are like me you are gonna look at the price and say, huh? Just get 'em you'll be glad you did. Takes two minutes to install, (sorry Greg). Got any questions just ask us!
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I fried my maverick and ordered a NuTemp as part of a Group buy.

Overall I prefer the NuTemp because the range is better and I do need the third probe occasionally.

On the other hand.... It is more expensive.
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