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Maverick ET-71 Remote Wireless Cooking Thermometer Review

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Maverick ET-71 Remote Wireless Cooking Thermometer Review

This inexpensive single-probe remote thermometer has reasonable accuracy and acceptable response times. It lacks a backlight. The user sets the temperature at which he/she wants the alarm to go off. When that temperature is reached, a beeper will sound and the temperature readout will blink. There is a temperature readout on both the transmitter and the receiver. There is no apparent weatherproofing on either unit.

The transmitter and receiver each have a hinged stand on the back to hold the unit upright. The range between the transmitter and receiver is claimed to be 100 feet (30m). Loss of communication between the transmitter and receiver is NOT annunciated. There are no pre-programmed meat/doneness settings, although recommendations are given in the manual.

Contact information for the manufacturer, including address, website and telephone number are found on the operator’s manual. The unit comes with a 90 day limited warranty.

This bare-bones remote is less than $15 and it performs adequately. It lacks some features found in more expensive units, but does the most important job in an easy to remember, easy to understand manner. Construction is adequate. We give it a Bronze rating for good value.

  • Thermometer Function:
    Leave in Food, Leave in Cooker, Wireless Remote
  • Item Price:
    $ 14.99
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Probe:
    (2) Length: 5.75" (14.5cm), diameter: 0.16" (4mm), cable: 3.5' (1m)
  • Battery Type:
    4xAAA (included)
  • Battery Life:
    not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    not specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    14 to 410ºF (-10 to 210ºC)
  • Display Precision:
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    34
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    133
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    231
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    332
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    26
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    45
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.5" (12mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    not specified
  • Weight:
    6.2oz (177g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    No Backlight
  • Color Options:
    Silver/black
  • Thermometer Connection:
    RF
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    Probe, transmitter, receiver, manual
  • Available Accessories:
    6' (2m) probe is available
  • Alarms:
    Visible, audible

Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 1/28/2021

  • Bill McGrath - Bill McGrath is AmazingRibs.com's Thermometer Maven. He has sophisticated equipment, an electrical engineering degree from Cornell University, and an MBA (almost) from UC Berkeley. Despite being mostly retired, he is still the person responsible for developing and updating all of ExxonMobil's training modules.

 

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