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The Maverick Stake Vs. The Meater

First there was Ali Vs. Frazier, then there was Ward Vs. Gatti, then Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao, now it's the next matchup you've been waiting for. The Maverick Stake Vs. The Meater.

Both thermometers are built extremely well, and may appear to be the same to the untrained eye. We're here to outline some of the key features of both, so you can pick up the one (or multiple) thermometer that best suits your needs.

MEATER 

Meater Thermometer | Barbecues Galore

  • Wireless range of up to 10 meters
  • Connects up to 4 probes on Bluetooth or 8 via Wifi
  • Cannot name individual probes on their app, but can name each individual cook
  • Features dual sensors that detect meat and ambient temperature
  • Uses AAA battery powered case to charge probe
  • Charge lasts up to 24 hours
  • Handles temperatures up to 527°F
  • Food grade stainless steel & ceramic construction 

STAKE

Maverick Stake | Barbecues Galore

  • Up to 30 feet range
  • Connects up to 8 probes via Bluetooth
  • Can change the names of the probes
  • Features  sensors that detects meat and ambient temperature
  • Uses USB plug in case to charge probe 
  • Takes 2 minutes to charge & lasts up to 4 hours
  • Handles temperatures up to 572°F
  • Food grade stainless steel & ceramic construction

Findings

So what did we find out about the key differences between the MEATER and the Maverick STAKE thermometers? Well lets start with the similarities: Both thermometers are wireless probes that connect to their respective apps, both have similar wireless ranges of 10 meters & 30 feet, and both can connect up to 8 probes on WiFi. Lastly both are constructed with food grade stainless & ceramic, and both do come equipped with ambient and meat temperature sensors.

Now to run through some of the differences. The MEATER doesn't allow you to name each individual probe, but you can name your "cook" each time, and make indicators to which probe is what "ex: probe on left side." The charger is powered by a AAA battery, and the probe lasts up to 24 hours when fully charged, and the app detects temperatures up to 527°F.

Compared this with the STAKE, which allows your to name each individual probe, uses a USB charger to charge the battery, and lasts up to 4 hours on a 2 minute charge, and handles temperatures of up to 572°F.

Meater In Use On A Rotisserie | Barbecues Galore

But what does it all mean?

Overall, both thermometers are extremely capable and well built. The MEATER is designed a bit more for those low & slow style cooks that can take longer, where as the STAKE has a bit of a higher temperature capability, and shorter battery life. Lastly, the MEATER charges via a AAA battery in it's case, compared to a USB charger on the STAKE. 

Not convinced? Not a problem. Simply call your local store and one of our barbecue experts on hand at any of our 5 locations across Canada. Two locations are in Alberta with our Calgary North and Calgary South stores. 3 Locations are in the GTA: Burlington, Oakville & Etobicoke, Ontario.

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