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Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Decide for yourself which is the better infrared thermometer for you in this side-by-side comparison of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 and the Etekcity Lasergrip 800.

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Kizen LaserPro LP300

Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs Etekcity Lasergrip 800 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 stands out in our database for its impressive distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio of 16:1. This higher ratio enables users to make accurate measurements from greater distances than more common models with a 12:1 ratio.

During our performance tests, the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 achieved a respectable 7.0 out of 10. It performed quite well overall.

On the other hand, the Kizen LaserPro LP300, which has a 12:1 ratio, received a score of only 5.2. This lower score was mainly due to its inconsistent readings in the hot test involving oil.

While the Etekcity's design is acceptable, its usability score is not very impressive. This is because it lacks an extra measurement mode or a sound speaker.

In contrast, the Kizen stands out for its sturdy design, which is one of the most robust in our database. Our reviewer also appreciates its bright LCD screen and laser emitter. In terms of usability, the Kizen performs well with an additional measurement mode and a speaker.

However, despite the Kizen's solid design, it's evident that the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 remains the better choice for most people. This is not only due to its higher measurement accuracy but also its superior D:S ratio, which allows for more precise measurements from a greater distance.

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
  • A 16:1 distance-to-spot (D:S) ratio, which allows the user to measure objects from farther distances.
  • Bright laser emitter.
  • The display panel is brightly lit and readable even under harsh studio lighting.
  • Battery is included and already installed when taken out of the box.
  • Mediocre measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t have many measurement mode
  • The backlight can’t be turned off
  • Don’t come with any extra measurement mode.
  • Loose battery compartment door.
  • Don’t have any speaker or audio cues.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
L5 x W2.75 x H7 inches
Weight
4.86 ounces
6.8 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD
Measurement modes
1
0
Audio cues
Yes
No
Temperature range
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)
-58 to 1,382°F (-50 to 750°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.95
$25.52

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
7.0

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
6.6
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 800 Infrared Thermometer Cold Test with Ice Video
A reviewer is using the Etekcity Lasergrip at a distance of 12 inches to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The screen reads 28.4°F.
The Etekcity Lasergrip 800 is being used by a reviewer to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath from a distance of 16 inches. The screen displays 29°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
30.4°F
28.4°F
Temperature at 16”
31.3°F
29°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

3.1
7.3
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 800 Infrared Thermometer Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
A reviewer is using the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 to measure the surface temperature of a vat of hot cooking oil from a distance of 12 inches. The screen reads 369.4°F.
A reviewer is using the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 to measure the surface temperature of a vat of hot oil at a distance of 16 inches. The screen reads 367.4°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
378°F
369.4°F
Temperature at 16”
374°F
367.4°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.0

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 800 IR thermometer lying on a dark grey table in the center, with its user manual to the left and its plastic box 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 800. The length is 5 inches, the width is 2.75 inches, and the height is 7 inches.
Weight
4.9 oz (138 g)
6.8 oz (193 g)
Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.5 cm)
2.8" (7.0 cm)
Height
5.9" (15.0 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
7.5
A close-up view of the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the grip of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
The control panel with four buttons on the Etekcity Lasergrip 800.

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 Etekcity Lasergrip 800’s laser emitter in a dark room.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.0
9.0
The blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
A close-up of the LCD screen panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800. The screen displays 84.3°F.
A close-up of the LCD screen panel of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800. The screen displays 84.3°F.
The LCD screen panel of the EtekCity Lasergrip 800 with the backlight turned on. The screen currently displays 81.9°F.
Display Type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD
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 door of the battery compartment is opened on the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer, revealing the 9V battery cell inside and connecting wires.
The IR thermometer comes with the battery pre-installed inside. The battery is a standard 9V cell.
Battery Type
AAA
9V

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
3.8

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 is pressing on the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
The black-gloved hand of a reviewer is pressing on the trigger of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.
A close-up view of the grip of the Etekcity Lasergrip 800 IR thermometer.

Measurement Modes

3.0
0.0
Emissivity
0.10-1.00
No
Average Mode
No
No
Min Mode
No
No
Max Mode
No
No
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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Tina PhamReviewer

Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.

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