Without a doubt, Barbecuing is a whole cooking discipline in its own. It doesn’t matter if it’s gas or charcoal grilling there is a huge amount of ways, tip, tricks and tools that you can use. Over the last few weeks, the Kiwi housemate and I have been looking for any opportunity to add to the charcoal grill, we bought for the house. The Maverick ET737 Remote Food Thermometer was first on the list
We’ve tried all types of meats, we tried charcoal instead of briquettes, a chimney starter, a bbq set, a decent knife set, a saucepan, and now we have a Maverick ET737 Remote Food Thermometer.
Always wanting to improve the sublime art of cooking over fire, we went to town playing with the Maverick ET-737 Meat Thermometer.
Firstly the good
- It is pretty robust, considering its being stuck into meat and being baked at 200c or higher temperatures.
- It is really accurate – its now been used twice, and its seems to be right on point with its internal meat temperature.
- Its well priced -I got mine at BBQgalores store, for $49.95 for what it is, it works well. You can get them at Amazon for under $30
- Pre-programmed temps – this is a great feature, when you pair it to the app on your phone.
- The unit has some nifty little magnets on the back, which stick to the metal on the barbecue
Now the bad
- The Bluetooth distance it works at is very short, so far I have it tracked at about 5 meters, which sort of defeats the point. You could walk the extra 5 meters, and look at the main screen display.
I like the unit, but the short distance you seem to get with Bluetooth really takes away from it. You can buy a cheaper unit just as good. I am looking to upgrade in the next few months to a WiFi model.
I want to be able to throw a roast onto the charcoal grill and go down the street and check on the temperature.