This week’s review is on the Maverick ET-733 Wireless Dual Probe Barbecue Thermometer Set from Maverick Industries Inc.
The ET-733 is Maverick’s latest barbecue thermometer set that comes with 2 straight hybrid probes and 2 grill clips. Both hybrid probes can be used to either monitor food temperature or be used as ambient temperature probes to monitor the smoker or grill temperature. Whatever combination works best for what you’re cooking. Both hybrid probe wires are 3 ft long and are rated for 716°F.
After opening the ET-733 you will find a transmitter that has a removable wire stand. There is also a wireless receiver that allows you to monitor 1 meat and 1 BBQ or 2 meats or 2 BBQs from an impressive distance of up to 300 feet away. The wireless receiver has a nice large LCD screen, built-in stand and a back light for use while cooking at night or early morning.
Below are side-by-side comparison pictures showing some of the differences between the new ET-733 and the previous version, the ET-732.
One of the biggest differences you will notice right off the bat is the larger LCD display on the new ET-733.
With the larger display you can now monitor two things at once like I mentioned above, 1 meat and 1 BBQ or 2 meats or 2 BBQs.
The new ET-733 comes with 2 straight hybrid probes instead of a curved food probe and ambient temperature probe that came with the ET-732. Both new hybrid probes can be used in whatever combination works best for you.
Some of the other new features on the ET-733 are, 6 preset temperatures for Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork, Chicken and Turkey, plus 9 Bonus preset temperatures for Game Meats, Deer, Elk, Moose, Buffalo, Rabbit, Boar, Duck, Bird & Fish.
Once you set a preset you can raise or lower the temperature up and down to whatever temperature you prefer. You can also set your preferred doneness level for the presets to Rare, Medium Rare, Medium and Well done.
Other great features on the ET-733 are a loss of signal alert if you go out of range for more than a minute and the receiver stores settings even when the unit is off.
The receiver will display temperatures from 32°F to 572°F and in BBQ mode you can set the high alert range from 140°F to 572°F and 32°F to 554°F in the low alert range. You can also select between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Now on to my cook using the new ET-733.
I decided on cooking a little over 2lb pork loin filet. The first thing I did was rub the pork loin filet with some of my favorite pork rub, Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub.
Once that was done I wrapped the meat in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge overnight.
The next day I unwrapped the pork loin filet and then got my Grill Dome Kamado ready for the cook.
I then plugged the hybrid probes into the transmitter and turned on the wireless receiver and then the transmitter. Once they were synced I set the wireless receiver probe 1 to pork and then changed the set temperature to 145°F.
After that I set the high and low temperature alarm settings for probe 2 to monitor the inside temperature of my Grill Dome.
Once the lump charcoal was good and lit and the Grill Dome was up to 400°F is was time to put on the meat.
After I put the meat on, I put a clip on probe 2 and clipped it to the grate to use it to monitor the temperature of my Grill Dome. Probe 1 I pushed into the middle side of the pork loin filet to monitor the internal temperature of the meat.
Once that was done I closed the lid to the Grill Dome and let it do its thing.
Once the internal temperature of the pork loin filet reached 145°F, the alarm sounded on the ET-733 letting me know the meat had reached the internal temperature I had set.
I removed both probes and then took the meat inside to rest.
After the meat had rested I cut it into slices.
Let’s just say it turned out so delicious that I ended up eating half of it right after I took these pictures lol. It was some good eats for sure!
I was impressed with the ET-732 and I’m even more impressed with the new ET-733.
I love the new larger LCD display on the wireless receiver. It’s wonderful to see everything on one large screen.
The new presets should also come in handy as well.
If you’re someone who already owns an ET-732 and doesn’t care about having a larger display and lots of presets, then you may want to skip upgrading to the new ET-733. For me personally I like the new features enough that I plan on purchasing a few more ET-733′s. I like to keep a couple extra units on hand for gifts or as back-ups.
You can find a great deal on the new Maverick ET-733 here.
Make sure to check back soon for another BBQ Tools & Tech Review!