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ThermoPro TP-30 Digital Infrared Thermometer Gun In-depth Review

The ThermoPro TP-30 is a decent infrared thermometer for kitchen use. Though its mediocre accuracy means its application is limited outside of the kitchen.

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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
The ThermoPro TP-30 IR thermometer standing upright on a black turn table against a blurry blue background.

Overall Verdict

The ThermoPro TP-30, was used in our lab for months before it was tested using a proper benchmark. Unfortunately, we found that the measurement accuracy of the TP-30 isn’t quite as high as we had hoped. Though it still got a passing grade, accuracy in the cold and hot tests was merely passable.

Its assessments in the design and usability tests weren’t anything special.

If you’re looking for an affordable and relatively dependable infrared thermometer for use in the kitchen, the ThermoPro TP-30 may be a good fit. But you may need to look elsewhere for industrial or high-accuracy applications, like the Helect or the Eventek thermometers.

Things We Like

  • 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

Things We Don’t Like

  • Overall measurement accuracy is mediocre
  • Handling experience could be better

The ThermoPro TP-30 stands out in our database of the best laser thermometers since we purchased it much earlier than other models to use as a testing tool in our review projects. You can see it in action in our series of waffle maker reviews. As such, going in, we had great expectations about the ThermoPro TP-30’s performance.

It’s unfortunate that the thermometer didn’t fare very well in our performance test, returning pretty mediocre readings. The build quality could use some improvements, as well.

You can read our full test report below.

Key Specs

L4.13 x W1.65 x H5.9
5 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to -1,022°F (-50°C to 550°C)

Where to Buy Price at publication $22.92

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Analysis and Test Results

6.3 Performance

The ThermoPro TP-30 thermometer's performance is mediocre. While it received a passing score on the cold test with ice, it fell short when it came to producing accurate readings on the hot test with cooking oil. This lower performance in the hot test brings down its overall score.

7.9 Design

The ThermoPro TP-30, weighing 5 ounces, is slightly heavier than other thermometers but still light for one-handed use. The dimensions are average, allowing for easy storage in a kitchen drawer.

The build quality is disappointing, with a smooth plastic construction that both looks and feels cheap. A laser emitter produces a bright, single-dot red laser emitter and a 1.18-inch backlit LCD panel for easy reading. It is powered by AAA batteries included in the shipping box.

5.0 Usability

The ThermoPro TP-30 thermometer received mixed feedback from our reviewers. While there are indents on the handle, meant to enhance grip, they were deemed too sharp, causing discomfort and potential pain during extended use. The non-clicky trigger was considered a minor annoyance, but it didn't impact the functionality of the thermometer.

Overall, the user experience of the thermometer could be much better.

The ThermoPro TP-30 has three basic measurement modes. It doesn’t come with a speaker.

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