Although the ThermoPro TP-30 has the advantage of being the IR thermometer we used in the lab for months, even before the review project started, our reviewers and our benchmark still lean in favor of the Sovarcate HS960D being the better thermometer.
In the performance test, for example, the Sovarcate HS960D scored higher overall, scoring 6.7 out of 10. Meanwhile, the ThermoPro TP-30 only stops at 6.3.
In terms of design, the Sovarcate HS960D is the clear winner with its colored LCD screen and bright, 13-point laser emitter. The build quality of the Sovarcate is also much better.
The Sovarcate is also better in terms of usability, with a more comfortable user experience and a broader array of extra measurement modes. It also comes with a speaker, which the ThermoPro TP-30 doesn’t have.
Overall, the Sovarcate HS960D will be a more value-packed purchase than the ThermoPro TP-30.
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
- 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
- Doesn’t come with many measurement modes
- Overall measurement accuracy is mediocre
- Handling experience could be better
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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.