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Eventek ET312 vs Kizen LaserPro LP300 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

On the fence about what to choose between the Eventek ET312 and the Kizen LaserPro LP300? This side-by-side comparison can help!

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Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Gun

Kizen LaserPro LP300

Eventek ET312 vs Kizen LaserPro LP300 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

Let's compare two thermometers: the Eventek ET312 and the Kizen LaserPro LP300. The Eventek stands out as one of the highest-rated thermometers in our database, while the Kizen delivers passable but mediocre performance.

Our comprehensive benchmark awards the Eventek ET312 an impressive total performance score of 8.2 out of 10. In contrast, the Kizen falls short with a score of only 5.2. It struggled during the hot test with oil and provided inconsistent readings throughout our tests.

In terms of design, the Kizen — with its ruggedized design, colored LCD screen, and bright 13-point laser emitter — easily wins over the more basic Eventek.

But the Eventek quickly makes it up in the usability section. With four different measurement modes, providing greater versatility compared to the Kizen, which offers only one mode.

Considering all these factors, the Eventek ET312 emerges as the superior choice for most people. Its outstanding performance, balanced design, and extensive usability make it the top of the two thermometers.

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
  • Quite affordable for what it is
  • Solid build quality
  • Laser emitter is bright and can be easily tracked
  • Display panel is decently bright and data points can be easily read in many conditions (under studio lighting, in the dark, etc.)
  • Handle is indented and textured for easier gripping
  • Loud speaker
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • Mediocre measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t have many measurement mode
  • The backlight can’t be turned off

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
Weight
4.36 ounces
4.86 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
1
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.66
$21.95

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
5.2

Cold Test with Ice

8.3
8.4
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.
KIZEN Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300  at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 30.4°F.
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 16 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 31.3°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
32.2°F
30.4°F
Temperature at 16”
33.5°F
31.3°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

8.1
3.1
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.
KIZEN Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of a pan of hot oil. The screen reads 378°F.
A reviewer is using the Kizen LaserPro LP300 at a distance of 16 inches to measure the surface temperature of a pan of hot oil. The screen reads 374°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
367.1°F
378°F
Temperature at 16”
363.3°F
374°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
9.3

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 Kizen LaserPro LP300 lying on its side in the center of the frame. To the left is the shipping box, to the right a pack of AAA batteries, and underneath are user manuals and paperwork.

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 Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer. The length is 4 inches, the width is 1.77 inches, and the height is 5.9 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
4.9 oz (138 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
4.0" (10.2 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.8" (4.5 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
9.5
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Build Quality Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete countertop.

Laser Emitter

9.0
9.0
The red dot of the Eventek ET312’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The red single-dot laser from the laser emitter of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 on the wall of a dark room.
The red single-dot laser from the laser emitter of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 on the wall of a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
9.0
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 blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
Display Type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.18

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.
The opened battery compartment of the Kizen LaserPro LP300, two AAA batteries have already been installed inside.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
7.2

Handling

8.0
9.0
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 Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.
The textured handgrip of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

8.0
3.0
Emissivity
0.8-0.95
0.10-1.00
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
Yes
No
Max Mode
Yes
No
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.0
9.0
The speaker holes and the control panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.

Behind the Comparison

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Matthew LeeReviewer

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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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.

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