Slow-cooking meat but don't want to be chained to the grill? The Maverick Wireless ET-732's remote transmitter allows cooks to wander up to 300 feet from the thermometer's probes while cooking. It features dual probes -- one for meat, one for air temperature -- and works just as well in the backyard barbecue or smoker as it does in your kitchen oven.
Remote is optional. Users of the Maverick ET-732 say they are able to roam through the house and even down the street without losing the connection to their oven, smoker or grill. The model's not limited to long-distance cooking, either; the base of the thermometer also contains a display. The thermometer's two probes monitor the internal heat of slow-cooked meats for hours, but they don't register temperatures very quickly after insertion, so reviewers recommend keeping an instant-read thermometer handy for spot-checking meat and items that cook more quickly, like fish or chicken. The Maverick ET-732 earns mostly positive reviews, with the exception of the poor durability of its replaceable probes.
A sophisticated device means complicated set-up. The Maverick Wireless ET-732 is "a little tricky to get set up," users report. However, that's the tradeoff for its many bells and whistles, which include a timer, an out-of-range signal and the ability to preset alarms for high and low temperatures. There's also the issue of synchronizing, which seems to be a problem for most wireless meat thermometers. Reviewers recommend reading the manual carefully and diligently following the instructions for connecting and syncing the thermometer, as it is not intuitive. Maverick offers a 90-day warranty; owners have mixed feedback about the quality of Maverick customer service, but most report that factory defects were fixed promptly.
Barbecue and grilling interest site AmazingRibs.com provides meat-loving cooks with news and reviews about grills, smokers, thermometers and other outdoor cooking accessories. The reviewer calls the Maverick Wireless the "the best of the breed" of wireless meat thermometers but says it has room for improvement.
Review: untitled, Craig Goldwyn, Not Dated
The Maverick ET-732 earns almost 500 reviews from Amazon contributors, mostly positive. Users like it for slow cooking and enjoy its versatility; however, they take away points for its frail probes and difficult setup.
Review: Maverick Wireless BBQ Thermometer Set, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
SmokingPit.com is a barbecue information site offering tips, recipes and gear reviews. An editor gives the Maverick ET-732 a positive review after testing the range of the wireless connection and the accuracy of temperature measurement.
Review: Maverick Redi-Chek ET-732 Digital BBQ & Smoker Thermometer Test and Review, Editors of SmokingPit.com, Not Dated
In this detailed video review, John Setzler explains how to use the Maverick ET-732 and describes his positive experiences using the thermometer in his barbecuing and home cooking.
Review: Review: Maverick ET-732 Wireless BBQ Thermometer, John Setzler, Nov. 29, 2012