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Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer In-depth Review

With its accurate measurements, decent build quality, and user-friendly design, the Wintact WT530 stands out from the rest as a leading choice for anyone needing a reliable and high-performing infrared thermometer.

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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Wintact WT530 Infrared Thermometer standing upright on its handle on a turn table against a blurry blue backdrop.

Overall Verdict

Overall, the Wintact WT530 is one of the best IR thermometers we’ve tested so far as of May 2023. It offers great measurement accuracy and achieved good scores in the cold test with ice and the hot test with cooking oil.

Alongside decent build quality and user experience, it’s a great candidate worth writing to the top of the list for anyone seeking the best infrared thermometer.

Things We Like

  • Decently affordable
  • Very good measurement accuracy
  • Various measurement modes are available
  • Lower temperature tolerance than other IR thermometers on the market (±1.5°F)

Things We Don’t Like

  • The battery compartment has a very loose lid

The Wintact WT530, an infrared thermometer produced by the Wintact Shenzen group, stands out as one of the most accurate devices in our extensive database. It excelled in our performance tests, impressively passing the cold test with ice and the hot test with cooking oil. Moreover, during our comprehensive evaluation, the thermometer received high marks in design and usability.

For a detailed report on the exceptional performance of the Wintact WT530, read on below.

Key Specs

L3.14 x W1.65 x H6.3 inches
4.3 ounces
Display type
Backlit LCD panel
Measurement modes
Audio cues
Temperature range
-58°F to 986°F (-50°C to 530°C)

Where to Buy Price at publication $17.31

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Compared to Other Infrared Thermometers

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Analysis and Test Results

8.0 Performance

The Wintact WT530 performed slightly better in the cold test than in the hot test. However, it still received excellent scores in both test segments.

Combining the scores from all individual tests, the Wintact WT530 received an impressive total score of 8.0 out of 10, making it one of the highest-rated infrared thermometers we have tested thus far.

7.6 Design

Despite the labeling stating the serial number as "Wintact WT530," the received model had the serial "Eventek WT320." However, it will be referred to as the Wintact WT530 based on the box for simplicity.

The thermometer weighs 4.36 ounces and has dimensions similar to other models in our database. Overall build quality is decent, although the battery compartment lid is loose, greatly impacting its final score in the build quality assessment.

8.1 Usability

The Wintact WT530 provides a good handling experience with its comfortable grip and a textured surface for better usability even with wet hands. It offers four measurement modes, allowing you to set the emissivity at 0.8 or 0.95 and display minimum and maximum temperature readings. The thermometer also has audio cues that are loud enough to be heard in a noisy kitchen.

Behind the review

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Matthew LeeReviewer

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.

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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.

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Nguyen Ntk is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer whose philosophy centers around respecting and celebrating the beauty of reality. Through his lenses, Nguyen strives to capture the true essence of objects and events, showcasing and highlighting authentic features without distortion or exaggeration.

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