The more traditional method of checking the surface temperature of what you’re cooking has always been the meat thermometer or the conventional cooking thermometer. However, if you dislike plunging in a thermometer every time, you can use the best-infrared thermometer for cooking.
The Etekcity Infrared Thermometer/temperature gun has a much higher measuring range than most conventional thermometers: -50°C to 550°C (-58°F to 1022°F).
The manufacturer has vouched for the accuracy of this temperature gun accuracy. With a spot ratio of 12:1, this infrared thermometer can easily locate its target surface and measure the temperature quickly and accurately. IR thermometers are known for their high precision compared to other digital thermometers. This temperature gun can also produce an accurate response in 500 milliseconds.
Take note that this is not meant to be used on humans, but food during and after cooking. The manufacturer also recommends using the Etekcity Infrared Thermometer while performing automotive repair. Hold the temperature gun about 14.7″ away from the target and pull the trigger to get a reading.
Customer reviews indicate that the dual laser technology is worth the price, as the temperature gun is more responsive and well-calibrated. For a temperature gun that costs less than $20, they say that it’s an awesome find indeed.
Other buyers reveal that they use it not just for the kitchen but for various tasks (professional or DIY). One lady regularly uses her Etekcity Infrared Thermometer to check if her vinyl press has reached the right temperature. Other buyers say that there are slight issues with the calibration, but this can be corrected easily because the device is self-calibrating, to begin with.