The Mecurate IRT600A far exceeds the Kizen in measurement accuracy with a performance score of 6.9 out of 10 over the Kizen’s 5.2. And in addition to having better accuracy, the Mecurate also has more measurement modes.
Functionality-wise, the Mecurate is the better thermometer to buy.
What about design and usability?
It’s close, but the Mecurate did better in both assessments than the Kizen LaserPro LP300. On all counts, it seems like you’ll get more value for your money with the Mecurate, according to our benchmark.
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
- 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
- Mediocre measurement accuracy
- Doesn’t have many measurement mode
- The backlight can’t be turned off
- Unreliable readings. Multiple continuous scans are required before the thermometer “re-calibrates” itself and output more accurate results.
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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.