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Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs. Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Don’t know what to choose between the Kizen LaserPro LP300 and the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer? Here’s our side-by-side comparison.

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Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs. Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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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.

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
L3.75 x W1.75 x H5.5 inches
Weight
4.86 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Colored LCD VA panel
Measurement modes
1
3 (EMS, Average, Max)
Audio cues
Yes
Yes
Temperature range
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)
-58 to 1,122°F (-50 to 600°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.95
$25.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
6.9

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
8.6
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.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Cold Test with Ice Video
The Mecurate IRT600A is being used by a reviewer to measure the surface temperature of an ice bath. The display shows 30.7°F.
A reviewer using the Mecurate IR600A to measure the surface temperature of an ice water bath. The screen displays 32°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature12
30.4°F
30.7°F
Temperature16
31.3°F
32°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

3.1
5.8
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.
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Hot Test with Cooking Oil Video
The Mecurate IRT600A is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 12 inches away. The screen reads 373°F.
The Mecurate IRT600A is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 16 inches away. The screen reads 365°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature12
378°F
373°F
Temperature16
374°F
365°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
9.5

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 content of the Mecurate IRT600A’s shipping box, which includes the IR thermometer, a meat probe, batteries, and paperworks.

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 Mecurate IRT600A. The height is 5.5 inches, the length is 3.75 inches, and the width is 1.75 inches.
Weight
4.9 oz (138 g)
5.0 oz (142 g)
Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
3.8" (9.5 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.5 cm)
1.8" (4.4 cm)
Height
5.9" (15.0 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
9.0
Mecurate IRT600A Digital Infrared Thermometer Build Quality Video
The side profile of the Mecurate IRT600A. The thermometer is lying on a dark grey concrete table.
The front profile of the Mecurate IRT600A while it’s lying on a dark grey concrete table.

Laser Emitter

9.0
10
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 Mecurate IRT600A laser dot pattern in a dark room.
The Mecurate IRT600A laser dot pattern in a dark room.
The Mecurate IRT600A is scanning the temperature of the top of its shipping box, showcasing the 13-dot laser emitter.
The large infrared sensor and the active laser emitter on the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer. The laser emitter is lit up.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
13-point
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.0
10
The blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
The colored VA-type display panel at the back of the Mecurate IRT600A IR thermometer. The screen is showing 28°C.
The colored VA display panel of the Mecurate IRT600A displays data very clearly and vividly.
Display Type
Backlit LCD panel
Colored LCD VA
Backlight
Yes
Yes
Display Size
1.18
1.3

Battery Compartment

The opened battery compartment of the Kizen LaserPro LP300, two AAA batteries have already been installed inside.
The internal battery compartment of the Mecurate IRT600A thermometer. Two AAA batteries are already in place.
The battery compartment of the Mecurate IRT600A, with the batteries in place.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
7.9

Handling

9.0
9.0
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 Mecurate IRT600A is being tested by a reviewer. The IR thermometer measures the surface temperature of a dark grey table.
The Mecurate IRT600A is being tested by a reviewer. The IR thermometer measures the surface temperature of a dark grey table.
A close-up shot of the textured portion of the back of the Mecurate IR thermometer’s handle.
A close-up shot of the indents at the front of the Mecurate IR thermometer’s handle.

Measurement Modes

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

Audio Cues

9.0
8.0
The speaker holes and the control panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.