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Eventek ET312 vs Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun Side-by-Side Comparison

Between the Eventek ET312 and the Helect infrared thermometer, which is the more accurate model to buy? Check out our side-by-side comparison!

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Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Gun

Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Eventek ET312 vs Helect Infrared Thermometer Gun

Overall Verdict

Both the Eventek ET312 and the Helect infrared thermometers are known for their accuracy, making them top contenders in our database. In terms of performance, the Eventek holds a slight advantage with a score of 8.2 out of 10, while the Helect performs admirably with a score of 8.0.

When it comes to design, the competition is close. Our reviewers rate the Helect with a score of 8.0, slightly edging out the Eventek's score of 7.9. However, the Helect surpasses the Eventek in terms of display brightness.

Usability is where the Eventek ultimately takes the lead. With four different measurement modes, it outshines the Helect, which lacks this feature.

All in all, the Eventek ET312 infrared thermometer is an excellent upgrade from the Helect. Not only does it offer high accuracy, but it also provides greater versatility with its multiple measurement modes.

Pros & Cons

  • Great IR sensor that returns accurate readings
  • Well-built outer housing and parts
  • Bright laser emitter
  • Handling experience is decent
  • Decent complement of measurement modes for the kitchen
  • Loud speakers give off audio cues when the thermometer has finished scanning
  • Affordable
  • Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
  • Decent build quality
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Loud speakers
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
  • Lacks many measurement modes
  • The display panel is dim

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L4 x W1.7 x H6 inches
Weight
4.36 ounces
5.73 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
0
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58 to 1,022°F (-50 to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.66
$19.32

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
8.1

Cold Test with Ice

8.3
7.5
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Cold Test with Ice Video
The Eventek ET312, from 12 inches away, displaying a temperature of 32.2°F on the screen.
The Eventek ET312, from a distance of 16 inches away, displaying a temperature of 33.5°F on the screen.
Helect Infrared Thermal Gun Cold Test with Ice Video
The Helect IR thermometer measuring temperature of an ice bath from 12 inches away. The screen displays 33.4°F.
The Helect IR thermometer measures the temperature of an ice bath from 16 inches away. The screen displays 34.5°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
32.2°F
33.4°F
Temperature at 16”
33.5°F
34.5°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

8.1
8.4
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer is displaying a temperature reading of 367.1°F at 12 inches away from the pan of cooking oil.
The Eventek G550 measures the temperature of a pan of hot oil from a distance of 16 inches away. The screen reads 363.3°F.
Helect Infrared Thermal Gun Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Helect IR thermometer measuring the temperature of boiling from away 12 inches away. The screen displays 367.5°F.
The Helect IR thermometer measures the temperature of boiling oil from 16 inches away. The screen shows 361.6°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
367.1°F
367.5°F
Temperature at 16”
363.3°F
361.6°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
8.0

In the Box

The Eventek IR thermometer in the center of the frame on its side. To the left is the box, and to the right is the battery and user manual.
The Helect IR thermometer in the center, with its plastic sleeving to the left, manuals and battery to the right.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Eventek ET312. The length is 3.14 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
The dimensions of the Helect IR thermometer. The length is 4 inches, width is 1.7 inches, and height is 6 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
5.7 oz (162 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.7" (4.3 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.0" (15.2 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
8.0
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Build Quality Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete countertop.
Helect Infrared Thermal Gun Build Quality Video
The Helect IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete table, presenting its full side profile.

Laser Emitter

9.0
9.0
The red dot of the Eventek ET312’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer. The thermometer is in scanning mode and there’s a laser dot in the background.
The laser emitter on the Helect IR thermometer is very bright and can be easily tracked even in harsh studio lighting.
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer. The thermometer is in scanning mode and there’s a laser dot in the background.
The red laser dot of the Helect IR thermometer gun’s laser emitter in a dark room.
A close-up view of the laser emitter and the sensor head of the Helect IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
7.0
The backlit LCD screen of the Eventek ET312. The screen shows 81.1°F. The symbologies for HOLD and MAX are lit up.
The backlit LCD screen of the Eventek ET312. The screen shows 81.1°F. The symbologies for HOLD and MAX are lit up.
The backlight of the LCD screen of the Eventek ET312 is turned on.
The LCD display panel of the Helect IR thermometer with the backlight turned off. The screen reads 28.7°C
The Helect IR thermometer’s screen with the backlight off.
The LCD display panel of the Helect IR thermometer with the backlight turned off. The screen reads 28.7°C
The LCD display panel of the Helect IR thermometer with the backlight turned on. The screen reads 28.7°C.
Display Type
Backlit LCD
LCD
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.25

Battery Compartment

The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer’s opened battery compartment and complimentary battery pack to the right, on a slate grey concrete table top.
A view into the open battery compartment of the Helect IR thermometer. Inside is a label with the print “9V 6F22.”
The open battery compartment of the Helect IR thermometer.
Battery Type
AAA
9V

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
5.3

Handling

8.0
7.5
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding the Eventek ET312 IR thermometer. In the background is a toaster oven.
The gloved hand of a reviewer holding the Eventek ET312 IR thermometer. In the background is a toaster oven.
A close-up of the Eventek ET312’s handle, with indents and the trigger.
A close-up of the Eventek ET312’s handle, showcasing its ridged patterning.
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The bulbous handle can be uncomfortable to hold for people with smaller hands.
The Helect IR thermometer in the black-gloved hand of a reviewer.
A close-up of the curved, bulbous grip of the Helect IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

8.0
0.0
Emissivity
0.8-0.95
No
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
Yes
No
Max Mode
Yes
No
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.0
8.0

Behind the Comparison

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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.

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