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Eventek ET312 vs. Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Between the Eventek ET312 and the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer, which is better? That’s what we’re going to answer in this comparison.

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Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Gun

Eventek ET312 vs. Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Eventek ET312 is one of the top-performing IR thermometers in our database, with an extremely respectable performance score of 8.2 out of 10. It also did well in the design and usability assessments.

Meanwhile, the Mecurate IRT600A is also part of the upper crust of IR thermometers worth buying, with a high-quality design and decent usability.

But the Mecurate, with a performance score of just 6.9 out of 10, is defeated by the Eventek ET312.

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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
  • Solid build quality.
  • Has several measurement modes.
  • Practical laser emitter with 13-point patterning.
  • Easy to handle with a clicky, tactile trigger.
  • Bright, colored VA display panel.
  • Comes bundled with a meat thermometer
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • Unreliable readings. Multiple continuous scans are required before the thermometer “re-calibrates” itself and output more accurate results.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L3.75 x W1.75 x H5.5 inches
Weight
4.36 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Colored LCD VA panel
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
3 (EMS, Average, Max)
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58 to 1,122°F (-50 to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.66
$25.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
6.9

Cold Test with Ice

8.3
8.6
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.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Cold Test with Ice Video
The Mecurate IRT600A is being used by a reviewer to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The display shows 30.7°F.
A reviewer using the Mecurate IR600A to measure the surface temperature of an ice water bath. The screen displays 32°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
32.2°F
30.7°F
Temperature at 16”
33.5°F
32°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

8.1
5.8
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.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Mecurate IRT600A is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 12 inches away. The screen reads 373°F.
The Mecurate IRT600A is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 16 inches away. The screen reads 365°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
367.1°F
373°F
Temperature at 16”
363.3°F
365°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
9.5

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 content of the Mecurate IRT600A’s shipping box, which includes the IR thermometer, a meat probe, batteries, and paperworks.

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 Mecurate IRT600A. The height is 5.5 inches, the length is 3.75 inches, and the width is 1.75 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
5.0 oz (142 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
3.8" (9.5 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.8" (4.4 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
9.0
Eventek Infrared Thermometer Gun Build Quality Video
The Eventek ET312 IR thermometer on its side on a slate grey concrete countertop.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The side profile of the Mecurate IRT600A. The thermometer is lying on a dark grey concrete table.
The front profile of the Mecurate IRT600A while it’s lying on a dark grey concrete table.

Laser Emitter

9.0
10
The red dot of the Eventek ET312’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The Mecurate IRT600A laser dot pattern in a dark room.
The Mecurate IRT600A laser dot pattern in a dark room.
The Mecurate IRT600A is scanning the temperature of the top of its shipping box, showcasing the 13-dot laser emitter.
The large infrared sensor and the active laser emitter on the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer. The laser emitter is lit up.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
13-point
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
10
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 colored VA-type display panel at the back of the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer. The screen is showing 28°C.
The colored VA display panel of the Mecurate IRT600A displays data very clearly and vividly.
Display Type
Backlit LCD
Colored LCD VA
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.3

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 internal battery compartment of the Mecurate IRT600A thermometer. Two AAA batteries are already in place.
The battery compartment of the Mecurate IRT600A, with the batteries in place.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
7.9

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 Mecurate IRT600A is being tested by a reviewer. The IR thermometer measures the surface temperature of a dark grey table.
The Mecurate IRT600A is being tested by a reviewer. The IR thermometer measures the surface temperature of a dark grey table.
A close-up shot of the textured portion of the back of the Mecurate IR thermometer’s handle.
A close-up shot of the indents at the front of the Mecurate IR thermometer’s handle.

Measurement Modes

8.0
6.0
Emissivity
0.8-0.95
0.10-1.00
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
Yes
Yes
Max Mode
Yes
Yes
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.0
8.0

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