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Offline SmokeyDrew

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Digital Meat Thermometer?????
« on: September 14, 2010, 11:33:53 am »
I am sure that this has been done before....

I am looking for the BEST digital meat thermometer.  I don't need wireless but it is fine if it's there, though my DBS is pretty far away from my house and from what I read the range is not going to work.

I just want the MOST accurate thermometer for IT of my meats. 

I currently have 2 of the Bradley Digital Thermometers, but was wondering if anyone knows of something better?

Thanks in advance,


Drew

Offline ArnieM

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Re: Digital Meat Thermometer?????
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 01:20:26 pm »
I think all of the digitals are pretty accurate.  The main problem is placement in the meat.

The Mav ET-73 works well for me.  I learned from squirt to throw away the batteries it comes with and use some fresh good quality batteries.  They have extended the range.

I have a number of probes.  I've checked them all in boiling water, including the OBS door probe.  They all match up pretty well.
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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Digital Meat Thermometer?????
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 01:31:36 pm »
As Arnie has already stated, most digitals are fairly accurate in reading temperatures. The more expensive ones reads and reports the temperatures more quickly using a Thermocouple to measure temperatures. The lesser ones use a Thermistor-style resistor that takes more time to measure temperature changes. Also the more expensive ones may be better quality; such as more water tight probes etc.


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Offline RAF128

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Re: Digital Meat Thermometer?????
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 01:35:26 pm »
I have a couple.   One I bought directly from Bradley and the second was bought at Homedepot.    The 2nd has a wireless remote buy find it doesn't work well in the house.   The smoker is in the garage.   If I were to sit on the patio enjoying some cool ones then it works.

Offline SmokeyDrew

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Re: Digital Meat Thermometer?????
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 01:38:50 pm »
Thanks guys!  I appreciate the feedback.