Pros & Cons
- Dual probe for simultaneous meat and BBQ temperature monitoring
- Communication range of 300 feet
- Temperature range of 32°F to 572°F
- Maximum insertion depth of 6 inches
- Countdown and count up timer
- Signal loss, timer, and HI/LO temperature alerts
- Suboptimal accuracy and response time
- No USDA presets or auto shut-off
- Short warranty period
Maverick ET-732 Ratings
The amount of time and effort required to understand all the functions of the thermometer and use it properly.
The characteristics that enhance the thermometer’s functionality, usability, and reliability.
The meat thermometer’s precision and margin of error.
The amount of time necessary to obtain a full reading and display the temperature.
The meat thermometer’s average lifespan with proper use and maintenance.
The affordability of the meat thermometer in relation to its quality and in comparison with similar meat thermometers.
Maverick ET-732 Design & Durability
Maverick ET-732 consists of a receiver, a transmitter, and 2 probes with heat-resistant wires. The receiver and the transmitter are white, sleekly designed, and made of durable plastic. Both units feature LCD displays, but the receiver’s display is backlit for easier nighttime use.
The receiver contains 6 buttons for programming, turning the backlight on, and switching the unit on and off. It has a belt clip and a built-in stand. The transmitter features a power button and a °C/°F button on the back. It comes with a removable wire stand that can double as a hanger.
The probes are made of food-grade stainless steel. The food probe is L-shaped, has a sharp tip, and can be inserted 6 inches into the food. Straight and 3 inches long, the ambient temperature probe features a blunt tip and comes with a clip, so it can be securely attached to the grill grate.
The probe wires are 3 feet long and they are heat resistant to 716°F. Overall, the thermometer is well-built and even though the units are not shockproof or waterproof, with proper care, Maverick ET-732 can easily last for years.
Maverick ET-732 Features
Previously in this Maverick ET-732 review, we mentioned that this BBQ and meat thermometer does not come with USDA presets or an automatic shut-off. However, it does possess several useful features that maximize your chances of achieving optimal roasting, grilling, and smoking results.
Maverick ET-732 allows you to monitor meat and ambient temperatures simultaneously and remotely, so you can make sure the heat is just right and the doneness level is optimal without standing by the grill, oven or smoker.
Countdown & Count Up Timer
Depending on your preferences, you can set countdown or count up timers and receive audio-visual timer alerts (beeping and blinking). The minimum setting for the countdown timer is 1 minute and the maximum setting is 24 hours. Timer settings are saved even if you turn off the thermometer.
Programmed Temperature Alerts
Maverick ET-732 allows you to program desired temperatures for both probes. For the food probe, you can set the maximum temperature and receive an audio-visual alert when the set temperature is reached or exceeded. For the ambient temperature probe, you can set both minimum and maximum temperatures and receive audio-visual alerts when the ambient temperature exceeds or falls below the set temperature.
Signal Loss Alerts
Although Maverick ET-732 has a rather large communication range, it may happen that the signal gets lost or you wander outside the range. In such cases, the receiver beeps and blinks to inform you that the connection has been lost.
Maverick ET-732 Performance & Accuracy
While the communication range of 300 feet and temperature range of 32°F to 572°F are pretty great, the same cannot be said about Maverick ET-732’s accuracy and average response time. Namely, the thermometer’s margin of error is 5-6°F and it usually takes about 12 seconds for the latest temperature reading to be displayed on the receiver’s screen. In a word, it gets the job done, but its performance is not optimal.
|Temperature Range||32°F-572°F (0°C-300°C)|