You'll have decent results between the Wintact WT530 and the Mecurate IRT600A. But if you have to choose only one, with more accurate readings in the performance test, the Wintact WT530 will be a more practical choice.
Specifically, the Wintact thermometer receives a total performance score of 8.0 out of 10. Meanwhile, the Mecurate IRT600A — having underperformed in the hot test with cooking oil — only gets a 6.9 out of 10.
Both models did well in the design and usability test portions.
Overall, the Wintact WT530 will make much more sense as the model to pick compared to the Mecurate IRT600A.
Pros & Cons
- Decently affordable
- Very good measurement accuracy
- Various measurement modes are available
- Lower temperature tolerance than other IR thermometers on the market (±1.5°F)
- 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
- The battery compartment has a very loose lid
- Unreliable readings. Multiple continuous scans are required before the thermometer “re-calibrates” itself and output more accurate results.
Where to Buy
*You help support HealthyKitchen101's product testing and reviews by purchasing from our retail partners.
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.