Kintrex IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

I have fallen in love with this thermometer.  It is perfect for chocolate tempering and getting a surface temperature when you are roasting. Just aim the little red laser pointer (no, you should not point it at anyone's eyes) and up pops the temperature.

I have checked the calibration on half a dozen of these, and all have been either right on (at boiling and freezing) or no more than on degree off** with a range -9.9 F - 932 F.  You have a choice of Centigrade or Fahrenheit readout on the big easy-to-see LED screen, and a Hold button in case you want to freeze the readout screen at a particular moment (not sure why you would want to. With a pen, paper and a watch, you can create roast curve charts and graphs the old fashioned way!

 

**The official accuracy is listed looser @ about +/- 2%, but I personally have not seen it that wide.  That that as you will.

  • Accuracy (Tobj=59 to 95-degrees F,Tamb=77- C): +/-1.8-degrees F (1.0 C)
  • Accuracy (Tobj= 32 to 932-degrees F, Tamb=73 +/- 5-degrees F): +/-2% of reading or 4-degrees F (2 C)
  • Emissivity: 0.95 Fixed
  • Resolution (-9.9 to 199.9-degrees F or C): 0.1-degrees F (0.1 C)
  • Battery Life: 14 hours continuous use