The Helect H1020 is known for its precise temperature readings and user-friendly features, making it a go-to choice for many users who value reliability.
On the other hand, the Smart Sensor AS530, while sturdy and equipped with a bright laser emitter to help you aim the sensor precisely at the spot you wish to measure, falls short when it comes to accuracy. It struggles with making accurate temperature recordings on cold objects and surfaces, which can be a problem if you ever plan to use the thermometer to check on a frozen cut of steak or inspect the interior of your fridge and freezer.
Pros & Cons
- Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
- Decent build quality
- Bright, single-dot laser emitter
- Loud speakers
- Well-built and rugged design
- Textured handgrip for easier handling when hands are wet
- Tactile trigger
- Very bright laser emitter
- The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
- Lacks many measurement modes
- The display panel is dim
- 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.