If you're looking for a thermometer that's both super accurate and versatile, the Sovarcate HS980E is the one to consider. It aced our tests and offers a bunch of different modes, making it a smart purchase. Plus, it's easy to use and built to last.
On the other hand, the Helect IR thermometer almost matches the Sovarcate HS980E's performance in our tests, but at a much lower price. It's a real bargain for budget-conscious shoppers. However, there's a reason it's cheaper – the Helect isn't built with the same quality of design or the ease of use of the more premium Sovarcate HS980E. Most notably, the Helect doesn't have as many measurement options as the Sovarcate. So, if you need a thermometer for occasional use, it'll do the job just fine. But if you want a pro-grade thermometer, the Sovarcate HS980E is going to be a far better choice.
Pros & Cons
- Fairly accurate and reliable temperature readings.
- Rugged, industrial design
- Extremely bright laser emitter
- Color LCD VA screen panel
- Comes with a good selection of measurement modes
- Very loud speakers
- Accurate IR sensor that produces very good readings
- Decent build quality
- Bright, single-dot laser emitter
- Loud speakers
- Measurement accuracy can be better.
- The thermometer itself feels quite cheap
- Lacks many measurement modes
- The display panel is dim
Where to Buy
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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.