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    Default New at US BBQ Supply-Maverick

    An economical alternative to the Thermapen.

    The Maverick splashproof instant read folding probe thermometer.



    This could be the key that unlocks the lock that the folks at Thermapen have on the market. This unit offers everything that the thermapen does plus a larger backlit display, and for almost $40 less.

    Check it out here
    Last edited by SmokyOkie; 11-12-2010 at 06:12 PM.

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    I'll give a for my mav. I thought it was a waste of $$$ until I bought one. I use it all the time and bought my Mom and MIL one for Christmas last yr. Great tool.

    One bad thing is they don't make a K-State purple one, cause they would just be too dang awsome! Can't put a price on awsome!

    Mistakes - It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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    Is it as fast as a Thermapen?
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    I have a thermapen. I have a mav dual temp prob for the smoker. Guess I should read better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joneser View Post
    Is it as fast as a Thermapen?
    It says is has this:
    Type K Thermocouple with integral stainless precision micro tip probe

    I would think the answer is yes it is as fast as a thermapen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joneser View Post
    Is it as fast as a Thermapen?
    Per their literature, -40C to 99C
    1 Second minimum response time
    2 Seconds maximum response time

    So I would agree with Glen

    There is also a Taylor that has the same K type thermocouple with infrared as well. Same price range.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAL View Post
    I'll give a for my mav. I thought it was a waste of $$$ until I bought one. I use it all the time and bought my Mom and MIL one for Christmas last yr. Great tool.

    One bad thing is they don't make a K-State purple one, cause they would just be too dang awsome! Can't put a price on awsome!

    The display is kinda purple.

    I also thought it was kinda neat that it lists the done temps by degree of doneness on the unit itself.

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    Does anyone know the battery life of this unit? Thermapen says 1000 hours.
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    Battery life on Therma pen is 1500 hours, but then there is no backlight. It uses two watch type batteries.

    The Mav uses 3 triple A batteries and has a 10 hour (continual use) battery life.

    Seems like a small price to pay for a good bqacklight, which is a major lacking in the Thermapen.

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    Agree the backlight would be a cool add. Also the use of AAA batteries is a good move.

    PS - When is maverick gonna fix the issues with the ET-73?
    Glen
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