The Maverick et-73 dual probe remote barbecue thermometer allows you to monitor the internal temperature of your food, and the temperature of your smoker at the same time. The dual probe remote thermometer wireless LCD receiver flashes when the smoked meat temperature goes above the programmed temperature. The Maverick et-73 is the remote thermometer that started it all. It was available long before anyone even dreamed of Bluetooth app enabled grilling thermometers. It is still a great reliable digital remote barbecue thermometer to this day, in fact I still use one.
This remote barbecue thermometer also has a built-in countdown timer if you choose to use it.
The Maverick et-73 is a dual probe thermometer, which is to say that you can monitor two temperatures at the same time. Typically it is used for long cooks to monitor the food and smokers chamber temperature. It includes a heat-resistant wire, a food probe which can be inserted up to 6 inches into the meat. The special smoking chamber probe wire comes with a clip that attached directly to the grill grates.
The remote is good from up to 100 feet away, try that with Bluetooth.
Maverick et-73 Specs
This unit requires four AAA batteries that are included.
LCD of receiver has back light for use at night.
Receiver has belt clip and built-in stand.
Heat-resistant food probe wire can be inserted 6 inches into meat.
Transmitter has removable wire stand that also becomes a hanger.
Can be used in an oven.
We have used out trusty Maverick et-73 for many long cooks on our grill and in our smoker. While we have found that the 100 foot range that they claim is a bit of a stretch it is a lot more reliable than the Bluetooth thermometers that we have tested. Our typical setup is having the remote about 50 feet away indoors and it works just fine. Outdoors you seem to get some more range but that probably depends where you live. If it ever looses the connection it reconnects as soon as it is back in range.
The big advantage to the Maverick ET-73 is that the screen is always on. You do not have to pickup and unlock your phone to read your temps.
Replacement parts are also available from Maverick here