Thanks Russell... I have read a number of complaints regarding the Maverick and connectivity (short range and loss of connection). In your experience would you say that the Nu-temp works better in these areas?
Tom, I've had Nu-Temps for several years and I really like them. Occasionally, if I'm using 2 or 3 remote transmitters, the channel on the receiver changes, but that's not big deal.
I usually use them at a range of about 40 feet through brick and glass.
The major complaint is that there is no on-off switch for the units, so the batteries (AAA) will run down sooner than you'd expect. Keep a supply on hand or remove the batteries between uses if you don't use them really often -- not a bad idea anyway, but a bit of a nuisance because you have to loosen 4 tiny screws to do so.
You might ask them if there is an upgrade in the works with an on-off switch. I emailed them several weeks ago and got no reply.
I enjoy my Nu-Temp. I don't have any problems with connection or range. The signal for me has to go only through one or two walls for 30ft.
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The ET-7 has 2 probes and both are for meat temps. I have one and like it. Its great when cooking 2 different types of meat or using the bottom grate. I have a Tel-Tru thermometer mounted in my lid to keep track of cooker temps.
I also have the ET-73 and have had no problems. The ET-73 has one probe for meat and the other for pit temps.