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I bought a Maverick 733 in January of this year and until recently it worked fine. Then one day in August the LCD display failed and went blank. I contacted Maverick via email and explained the problem. Long story short they said to mail it back...and then they sent me a new one a couple of weeks later! (Although it may be a refurb, but that's OK.)  

 

The stated warranty is 90 days so I was waaay outside of that, but they replaced it anyway. No questions asked.    

 

So...thank you Maverick! 

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it is hard to believe that in this day in age with the digital era, companies can survive with a crap website

 

 

When I am talking with young people - sometimes my daughters and their friends (all 20 somethings now) - a crap website is a major downside for them.  They will walk on a product sometimes because of it.

 

I hate crappy web-sites too, but Maverick's products are such a great "bang-for-the-buck" from the standpoint of quality and price-point, they would sell well even without a web-site. I have helped them in their booths at trade shows where we sell only to dealers and distributors. The volume of product they move would blow your mind. A lot of it is remote and instant read thermometers, but they move a LOT of other accessories too, including their own brand of barrel smokers. 

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They do have a presence on Amazon and that probably does the trick.  The only reason I have any comments about their site is I ordered a spare probe for my 85 and a couple of the clips to hold the probe in place on the grate.

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They do have a presence on Amazon and that probably does the trick.  The only reason I have any comments about their site is I ordered a spare probe for my 85 and a couple of the clips to hold the probe in place on the grate.

How is your 85.. Mine is primarily a backup in case the 732 to craps out and I have a cook planned, also I can run the stickburner and the akorn at the same time.. I have checked my meat side of the 85 and it is on, but the oven temp which you really cannot check is off.. Usually 10 shy of meat end sometimes the same.. 

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They do have a presence on Amazon and that probably does the trick.  The only reason I have any comments about their site is I ordered a spare probe for my 85 and a couple of the clips to hold the probe in place on the grate.

 

I gave-up on those damn clips. I have dug them out of the fire pit too many times. I really like the probe tree. You can set it on the grate or remove the silicone boot and stick it directly into a large chunk of meat.....

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IC - The 85 is the only one I have ever used - been using it back to the Kettle days.  It has always done well for me - I checked the temp in boiling water a couple of weeks ago and I got the meat part to 211 and was able to get the oven part to 209 by dangling it in the water while trying not to immerse it.  When I stuck them down in ice water, I was only able to achieve 37 on both the meat and oven part.  I had expected to get it to maybe 34 - but no deal.  I don't know if that is the inaccuracy of the thermometer or the characteristics of iced water?  

 

Andy - Never had seen a probe tree.  I have added it to my gift list.

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IC - The 85 is the only one I have ever used - been using it back to the Kettle days.  It has always done well for me - I checked the temp in boiling water a couple of weeks ago and I got the meat part to 211 and was able to get the oven part to 209 by dangling it in the water while trying not to immerse it.  When I stuck them down in ice water, I was only able to achieve 37 on both the meat and oven part.  I had expected to get it to maybe 34 - but no deal.  I don't know if that is the inaccuracy of the thermometer or the characteristics of iced water?  

 

Andy - Never had seen a probe tree.  I have added it to my gift list.

With all of my thermos the ice water test has been weird for me.. But other than suspicion of the fridge going on the blink and needing to check products to see if they are still good, I really have no use for knowing such low temps.. 

 

My 85 the oven section and the meat section just have never jived, even with both over diffuser.. The oven probe also seems much slower than the meat probe to come up to temp.. Not a big deal as I trust the meat side and its basically a back up to monitor temps in the cooker and I have the PT 100 to check for final temp.. 

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