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Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide which one to choose between the Kizen LaserPro LP300 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080? Check out our detailed comparison here.

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Kizen LaserPro LP300

Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Kizen LaserPro LP300 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 are among our low performers. Specifically, our benchmark gives the Kizen a score of 5.2 out of 10 due to its inconsistent results in the hot test with oil. Meanwhile, the Etekcity infrared thermometer is given an even lower score of 4.1, having also flunked our hot test.

Without considering other factors like design and usability, it’s quite clear that there’s no reason to pick the Etekcity thermometer over the Kizen. But even then, it’s still not an ideal pick. Many other infrared thermometers in the same price range will give you better value for your money.

Check out our full category of top-performing IR thermometers for more details.

Pros & Cons

  • 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 handle is textured and has indents that improve the user’s grip
  • Mediocre measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t have many measurement mode
  • The backlight can’t be turned off
  • Poor accuracy on the hot test with cooking oil
  • Metallic clicky sound in the trigger seems to suggest a manufacturing defect

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
L3.9 x W1.57 x H6.3 inches
Weight
4.86 ounces
4.59 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
1
2
Audio cues
Yes
No
Temperature range
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)
-58°F to 1,130°F (-50°C to 610°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.95
$26.13

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
4.1

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
7.8
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.
Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 measures the surface temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 33.4°F.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 measures the surface temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 34.3°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
30.4°F
33.4°F
Temperature at 16”
31.3°F
34.3°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

3.1
1.6
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.
Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The reading of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 from 12 inches away from a hot pan of cooking oil: 374.7°F.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 measures the surface temperature of a pan of cooking oil from 16 inches away. The screen reads 381.2F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
378°F
374.7°F
Temperature at 16”
374°F
381.2°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
7.3

In the Box

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.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 is in the frame's center. The user manual and the warranty card are to the left, and the plastic packaging is to the right.

Dimensions

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.
The dimensions of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080. The length is 3.9 inches, the width is 1.57 inches, and the height is 6.3 inches.
Weight
4.9 oz (138 g)
4.6 oz (130 g)
Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
3.9" (9.9 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.5 cm)
1.6" (4.0 cm)
Height
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
7.0
The black-and-yellow Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 on its side on a dark grey concrete table top.

Laser Emitter

9.0
8.0
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
The red laser dot of the laser emitter on the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 in a dark room.
The red laser dot of the laser emitter on the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 in a dark room.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.0
7.0
The blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
The backlit LCD display panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 with the backlight off (left) and on (right). The screen shows 78.9°F.
The LCD display panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 with the backlight off (left) and on (right.)
Display Type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD Panel
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.18

Battery Compartment

The opened battery compartment of the Kizen LaserPro LP300, two AAA batteries have already been installed inside.
The inside of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080’s battery compartment, with two triple-A batteries and a pull tab.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
5.5

Handling

9.0
7.5
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.
The black-gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 IR thermometer.
The black-gloved hand of a reviewer holding and using the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 IR thermometer.
The indents at the front of the handle of the Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

3.0
6.0
Emissivity
0.10-1.00
0.10-1.00
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
No
No
Max Mode
No
Yes
Calibration
No
No
Alarm Mode
No
No

Audio Cues

9.0
0.0
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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