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Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the Kizen LaserPro LP300 and the ThermoPro TP-30 have been thoroughly tested in our lab. Find out how they fare against one another in this comparison!

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Kizen LaserPro LP300

ThermoPro TP-30 Digital

Kizen LaserPro LP300 vs ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

The Kizen LaserPro LP300 and the ThermoPro TP-30 fall into our database category of average performers. According to our benchmark, the Kizen receives a total performance score of 5.2 out of 10, while the ThermoPro achieves a modest score of 6.3. These thermometers offer acceptable accuracy at best.

However, when it comes to accuracy, the ThermoPro TP-30 infrared thermometer surpasses the Kizen. The Kizen is known for its notoriously unstable readings, whereas the ThermoPro TP-30 provides far more reliable and precise measurements.

The Kizen outshines the ThermoPro TP-30 in terms of design. Kizen has done an excellent job of ruggedizing the housing of the thermometer, enhancing its durability. Our reviewers appreciated the bright and the bright laser emitter, contributing to a more advanced and visually appealing device.

However, it's important to remember that the accuracy of temperature readings is the most crucial aspect of a thermometer. Therefore, we strongly recommend the ThermoPro TP-30 between these two models for its superior accuracy and reliability.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance70% Design20% Usability10% ScoreOverall 70%Performance 20%Design 10%UsabilityKizen LaserPro LP300ThermoPro TP-30 Dig...6.25.29.37.26.56.37.95.0
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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
  • Relatively affordable
  • Bright laser emitter
  • The display panel is bright and does a good job of displaying data
  • Comes with a variety of measurement modes
  • Mediocre measurement accuracy
  • Doesn’t have many measurement mode
  • The backlight can’t be turned off
  • Overall measurement accuracy is mediocre
  • Handling experience could be better

Key Specs

Dimensions
L4 x W1.77 x H5.9 inches
L4.13 x W1.65 x H5.9
Weight
4.86 ounces
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
1
3
Audio cues
Yes
No
Temperature range
-58°F to 1,122°F (-50°C to 600°C)
-58°F to -1,022°F (-50°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.95
$22.92

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
6.3

Cold Test with Ice

8.4
6.8
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.
ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Cold Test
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of an ice chest from 12 inches away. The screen reads 34.7°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of an ice chest from 16 inches away. The screen reads 35.4°F.
Ice Temperature
32°F
32°F
Temperature at 12”
30.4°F
34.9°F
Temperature at 16”
31.3°F
35.4°F

Hot Test with Cooking Oil

3.1
6.0
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.
ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Hot Test
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 12 inches away. The screen reads 372.2°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30 is used to scan the temperature of boiling oil in a pan from 16 inches away. The screen reads 368.4°F.
Oil Temperature
361°F
361°F
Temperature at 12”
378°F
372.2°F
Temperature at 16”
374°F
368.4°F

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
7.9

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 ThermoPro TP-30 stands upright on its handle on a dark grey concrete table top. To its left are the shipping box and user manuals named “ThermoPro” in front.

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 ThermoPro TP-30. The length is 4.13 inches, the width is 1.65 inches, and the height is 5.9 inches.
Weight
4.9 oz (138 g)
5.0 oz (142 g)
Length
4.0" (10.2 cm)
4.1" (10.5 cm)
Width
1.8" (4.5 cm)
1.6" (4.2 cm)
Height
5.9" (15.0 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
7.5

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 single-dot, red laser produced by the laser emitter of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
The single-dot, red laser produced by the laser emitter of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
The laser emitter and the IR sensor of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer.
Laser Pattern
Single-dot
Single-dot
Brightness
Good
Good

Display Panel

9.0
8.5
The blue backlit LCD display panel of the Kizen LaserPro LP300 IR thermometer.
The ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer’s display with the backlight off (left) and on (right). The screen reads 84°F.
The ThermoPro TP-30’s display 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.
Battery Type
AAA
AAA

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.2
5.0

Handling

9.0
7.0
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 ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer, who’s using it to measure the internal temperature of a toaster oven.
The ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer in the white-gloved hand of a reviewer, who’s using it to measure the internal temperature of a toaster oven.
The indented handle of the ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer being gripped by the white-gloved hand of a reviewer.

Measurement Modes

3.0
5.0
Emissivity
0.10-1.00
No
Average Mode
No
Yes
Min Mode
No
Yes
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 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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