The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 and the Smart Sensor AS530 thermometers fall into the lower percentile in our database. According to our benchmark, the Lasergrip 1080 received a performance score of 4.1 out of 10, while the Smart Sensor AS530 scored slightly higher at 4.8. Both thermometers failed one of the two minor performance tests we conducted. The Lasergrip 1080 failed the hot test with cooking oil, while the Smart Sensor AS530 failed the cold test with ice.
As a result, neither of these thermometers provides the best accuracy. However, if you must choose between the two, the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 will offer slightly better results.
In terms of design and usability, these two thermometers are relatively similar. The Smart Sensor AS530 received a design score of 8.6 out of 10, while the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 scored lower at 7.3. Our reviewers found that the Smart Sensor AS530 is well-built and has a brighter display and laser emitter than the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080.
Regarding usability, both models lack additional measurement modes, resulting in low scores in this category. However, the Smart Sensor AS530 performs slightly better in this aspect, scoring 5.85 out of 10 compared to the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080's score of 5.55 out of 10.
Overall, if you have to choose between the Smart Sensor AS530 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080, the Smart Sensor AS530 provides better value for your money. However, it's important to note that other models in our database within the same price range perform better in all test categories.
Pros & Cons
- The handle is textured and has indents that improve the user’s grip
- Well-built and rugged design
- Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
- Tactile trigger
- Very bright laser emitter
- Poor accuracy on the hot test with cooking oil
- Metallic clicky sound in the trigger seems to suggest a manufacturing defect
- Bad measurement accuracy
- Doesn’t come with extra measuring modes
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Analysis and Test Results
Cold Test with Ice
Hot Test with Cooking Oil
In the Box
Behind the Comparison
Matthew Lee is a writer and editor for HealthyKitchen101. With over 8 years working for various outlets and agencies, specializing in tech review and other subjects of note, such as current affairs.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.