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  1. #1
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    in the house when it's done or nearly done.

    Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.

    Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    general appreciated, and thanks in advance.

    -S-



  2. #2
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:58:22 -0400, "Steve Freides" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    >places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    >remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    >the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    >in the house when it's done or nearly done.
    >
    >Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    >Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.
    >
    >Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    >general appreciated, and thanks in advance.
    >
    >-S-
    >


    I had mine for well over 7 years and it no longer worked. It was a
    simple matter of going to the web site and ordering a new
    thermocouple.
    I had the part within 7-10 days. Good as new. I like the thermometer
    because for long term cooking I can be somewhere else and still know
    what is going on as it gives current temp as well as target so you can
    judge about when dinner will be done. Pick one out from the web site
    that suits you and get it. Costco doesn't carry them this time of
    year.
    Janet US

  3. #3
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    >places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    >remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    >the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    >in the house when it's done or nearly done.
    >
    >Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    >Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.
    >
    >Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    >general appreciated, and thanks in advance.


    mine is a Maverick ET73.
    http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Indus...dp/B0000DIU49/

    I've had it a couple years. I've burned out one probe, and replaced
    it with the higher temp probe.

    100 feet of range is very optimistic [abbreviated, BS, I think] -- but
    the unit itself is reliable, cheap [$32 on Amazon], versatile, and
    easy to use.

    I think Maverick has a newer model that claims 300 feet. If mine
    dies, I'll stick with Maverick.

    Jim

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:58:22 -0400, Steve Freides wrote:

    > We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    > places at once.


    One stays inside, the other outside. Or cook everything inside
    beforehand and keep it warm or heat it up after you grill and your
    meat is resting. Usually the grill part goes the quickest. If you're
    smoking something then you have plenty of inside time.

    -sw

  5. #5
    Janet Wilder Guest

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    On 9/11/2012 6:58 PM, Steve Freides wrote:
    > We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    > places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    > remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    > the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    > in the house when it's done or nearly done.
    >
    > Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    > Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.
    >
    > Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    > general appreciated, and thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-
    >
    >


    I have an inexpensive (comparitively) one. It broke. I just bought
    another.

    I only use it for the smoker.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  6. #6
    T Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    In article <k2oj6n$2bd$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    > places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    > remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    > the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    > in the house when it's done or nearly done.
    >
    > Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    > Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.
    >
    > Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    > general appreciated, and thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-


    Why would you walk away from a grill? The nature of the grill dictactes
    that you either pay close attention, or at least set a timer so you
    dont' get distracted.

    That said, cooking in two places? I bought a cheapo Wal-Mart gas grill
    with side burner. I love it.



  7. #7
    The Other Guy Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:58:22 -0400, "Steve Freides" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    >places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    >remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    >the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    >in the house when it's done or nearly done.
    >
    >Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    >Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.
    >
    >Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    >general appreciated, and thanks in advance.


    I have one that's lasted at least 15 years, STILL works,
    and is still being sold (they have multiple models, mine is still one
    of them).

    AND they have GREAT after sale support.

    http://www.maverickhousewares.com/et72.htm

    That's the one I have..







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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:06:57 -0400, T <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <k2oj6n$2bd$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in two
    >> places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    >> remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    >> the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    >> in the house when it's done or nearly done.
    >>
    >> Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    >> Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.
    >>
    >> Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    >> general appreciated, and thanks in advance.
    >>
    >> -S-

    >
    >Why would you walk away from a grill? The nature of the grill dictactes
    >that you either pay close attention, or at least set a timer so you
    >dont' get distracted.


    Most of the time when I load my grill, I load it-- light it- and check
    the thermometer every 30 minutes. If I'm lucky, I don't have to
    touch anything for 6 hours.

    >That said, cooking in two places? I bought a cheapo Wal-Mart gas grill
    >with side burner. I love it.


    Can you bake rolls on it? will it toss a a salad? Does it
    air-condition your outdoors?<g>

    Remote thermometers are one of the 'great new things'.

    Jim

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    Steve Freides <[email protected]> wrote:
    > We got rid of our grill because we wouldn't keep track of cooking in
    > two places at once. A friend just showed us a food thermometer with a
    > remote - you insert the probe into the meat on your grill, set it for
    > the desired doneness, and it will beep a remote you can carry with you
    > in the house when it's done or nearly done.
    >
    > Sounds like a winning idea to me - this one was made by Oregon
    > Scientific but it seems no longer to be available.
    >
    > Comments on specific models of this sort of gadget and its use in
    > general appreciated, and thanks in advance.
    >
    > -S-


    I'll just give you one wireless remote thermometer to avoid... Weber. It's a
    piece of junk that probably won't last six months.

    MartyB




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    Gary Guest

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    Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >
    > Remote thermometers are one of the 'great new things'.


    For lazy cooks that can't keep track of time. (JK)

    G.

    And actually, I have a digital kitchen timer that has 2 timers. If I start
    something that takes a good while to cook (like in oven), I will just set it
    and carry it into the room where I might be.

    I also use this as an alamm clock but 99.9% of the time, I get up on my own
    and turn it off before it goes off.

  11. #11
    The Other Guy Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:11:00 -0400, Gary <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >>
    >> Remote thermometers are one of the 'great new things'.

    >
    >For lazy cooks that can't keep track of time. (JK)


    Luddite!






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  12. #12
    Gary Guest

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    The Other Guy wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:11:00 -0400, Gary <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Remote thermometers are one of the 'great new things'.

    > >
    > >For lazy cooks that can't keep track of time. (JK)

    >
    > Luddite!


    LOL :-D

    G.

  13. #13
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Cooking Thermometer w/ Remote

    On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:11:00 -0400, Gary <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >>
    >> Remote thermometers are one of the 'great new things'.

    >
    >For lazy cooks that can't keep track of time. (JK)


    When you figure out how to smoke/slow-cook meat using *time*, call
    me.<g>

    Even when you know the temp of the 'oven' and the collagen, there is a
    little KY windage involved, IMO.

    Jim

  14. #14
    David Harmon Guest

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    On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:11:00 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, Gary
    <[email protected]> wrote,
    >Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >>
    >> Remote thermometers are one of the 'great new things'.

    >
    >For lazy cooks that can't keep track of time. (JK)
    >
    >G.
    >
    >And actually, I have a digital kitchen timer that has 2 timers. If I start
    >something that takes a good while to cook (like in oven), I will just set it
    >and carry it into the room where I might be.
    >
    >I also use this as an alamm clock but 99.9% of the time, I get up on my own
    >and turn it off before it goes off.


    You are seriously confused. Thermometers are not for telling time.

  15. #15
    Gary Guest

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    David Harmon wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:11:00 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, Gary
    > <[email protected]> wrote,
    > >Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Remote thermometers are one of the 'great new things'.

    > >
    > >For lazy cooks that can't keep track of time. (JK)
    > >
    > >G.
    > >
    > >And actually, I have a digital kitchen timer that has 2 timers. If I start
    > >something that takes a good while to cook (like in oven), I will just set it
    > >and carry it into the room where I might be.
    > >
    > >I also use this as an alamm clock but 99.9% of the time, I get up on my own
    > >and turn it off before it goes off.

    >
    > You are seriously confused. Thermometers are not for telling time.


    Timers are to remind us to check thermometers.

    G.

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