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Eventek ET312 vs ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

If you’re wondering what to pick between the Eventek ET312 and the ThermoPro TP-30, check out this test-based, side-by-side comparison!

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Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Gun

ThermoPro TP-30 Digital

Eventek ET312 vs ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

Despite the advantage of being the thermometer used in our lab for months prior to the Eventek, the ThermoPro TP-30 falls short in terms of accuracy, receiving a lower score of 6.3 out of 10 compared to the Eventek's impressive 8.2.

When it comes to build quality, both thermometers score evenly, with a respectable 7.9. They offer comparable ruggedness, bright displays, and laser emitters.

However, in the realm of usability, the Eventek takes the lead by offering four different measurement modes, surpassing the ThermoPro TP-30, which only provides three.

All things considered, the Eventek is a well-rounded upgrade that most people will find superior to the ThermoPro TP-30. With its higher accuracy, versatile functionality, and comparable build quality, it offers a compelling choice for those seeking an upgrade.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance70% Design20% Usability10% ScoreOverall 70%Performance 20%Design 10%UsabilityEventek ET312 Infra...ThermoPro TP-30 Dig...8.18.27.98.06.56.37.95.0
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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
  • Relatively affordable
  • Bright laser emitter
  • The display panel is bright and does a good job of displaying data
  • Comes with a variety of measurement modes
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands
  • Overall measurement accuracy is mediocre
  • Handling experience could be better

Key Specs

Dimensions
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
L4.13 x W1.65 x H5.9
Weight
4.36 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
3
Audio cues
Yes
No
Temperature range
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)
-58°F to -1,022°F (-50°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$14.66
$22.92

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.2
6.3

Cold Test with Ice

8.3
6.8
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.
ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 34.7°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 35.4°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
32.2°F
34.9°F
Temperature at 16”
33.5°F
35.4°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

8.1
6.0
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.
ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 12 inches away. The screen reads 372.2°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 16 inches away. The screen reads 368.4°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
367.1°F
372.2°F
Temperature at 16”
363.3°F
368.4°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
7.9

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 ThermoPro TP-30 stands upright on its handle on a dark grey concrete table top. To its left are the shipping box and user manuals named “ThermoPro” in front.

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 ThermoPro TP-30. The length is 4.13 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 5.9 inches.
Weight
4.4 oz (124 g)
5.0 oz (142 g)
Length
3.1" (8.0 cm)
4.1" (10.5 cm)
Width
1.6" (4.2 cm)
1.6" (4.2 cm)
Height
6.3" (16.0 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
7.5
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
8.0
The red dot of the Eventek ET312’s laser emitter in a dark room.
The single-dot, red laser produced by the laser emitter of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
The single-dot, red laser produced by the laser emitter of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

6.5
8.5
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 ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer’s display with the backlight off (left) and on (right). The screen reads 84°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30’s display with the backlight off (left) and on (right)
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.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
5.0

Handling

8.0
7.0
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 ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer, who’s using it to measure the internal temperature of a toaster oven.
The ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer, who’s using it to measure the internal temperature of a toaster oven.
The indented handle of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer being gripped by the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.

Measurement Modes

8.0
5.0
Emissivity
0.8-0.95
No
Average Mode
No
Yes
Min Mode
Yes
Yes
Max Mode
Yes
Yes
Calibration
Yes
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

8.0
0.0

Behind the Comparison

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