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SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Side-by-Side Comparison

This side-by-side comparison between the Sovarcate HS960D and the Eventek ET312 will help you choose the best IR thermometer for your kitchen!

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Sovarcate HS960D Digital

Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer Gun

SOVARCATE HS960D Manual vs Eventek ET312 Infrared Thermometer

Overall Verdict

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Choosing the better IR thermometer between the Sovarcate HS960D and the Eventek ET312 is difficult. Both models did very well in our tests and are among the top performers.

The Eventek has the edge over the Sovarcate HS960D in terms of performance. The thermometer received a total performance score of 8.2 out of 10 thanks to its accurate readings. Meanwhile, the scoring of the Sovarcate HS960D is far more modest at only 6.7 out of 10 due to lackluster accuracy in the hot test with oil.

However, the Sovarcate HS960D made it back up with excellent design quality. With a rugged housing, colored LCD panel, and a bright laser emitter, it beats the Eventek by a mile in this section.

As for usability, the Eventek ET312 once more performed better by having up to four extra measurement modes, which improves its versatility greatly. The Sovarcate HS960D only comes with one.

Overall, the Eventek ET312 is the way to go if you want performance. But if a ruggedized, premium design is what you seek, consider the Sovarcate HS960D.

Pros & Cons

  • Decently accurate and reliable performance
  • Rugged and well-built housing
  • Bright, single-dot laser emitter
  • Brightly-lit colored LCD VA screen panel
  • Has a speaker
  • Textured handgrip and tactile trigger make the thermometer easy and comfortable to use
  • Great IR sensor that returns accurate readings
  • Well-built outer housing and parts
  • Bright laser emitter
  • Handling experience is decent
  • Decent complement of measurement modes for the kitchen
  • Loud speakers give off audio cues when the thermometer has finished scanning
  • Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
  • The product looks and feels cheap
  • The handle isn’t textured, which can make it slippery on wet hands

Key Specs

L4.3 x W1.81 x H6.3 inches
L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
5.58 ounces
4.36 ounces
Display type
Color LCD VA panel
Backlit LCD
Measurement modes
4 (EMS, average, min, max)
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to 1112°F(-50℃ to 600℃)
-50 to 550°C (-58 to 1,022°F)

Where to Buy

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