★★★★★ 360 real customer reviews average rating: 4.6 stars
5 Stars By Jill.McFreen on 2017-10-06
This product I need to say it’s great. It can help you so easily to cook ...
This product I need to say it’s great. It can help you so easily to cook in the kitchen. Guess what ? You can be your own chef. You don’t need to worry about the steak anymore. Just a simple click you will be fine. Highly recommend for people who want to try to cook their own food
5 Stars By Paul Casarotto on 2016-05-29
This is a good non-contact thermometer.
The Dr. Meter Infrared Thermometer model IR-20, is a nice surface reading non-contact thermometer. It has a ergonomic pistol grip handle and finger trigger. The display is easy to read with a backlight that can be turned off if not needed. This thermometer can be set to read Celsius or Fahrenheit. It indicates current temperature as well as minimum or maximum temperatures with a push of a button. The laser is designed to show you the location of where you are taking the temperature.
This type of non-contact thermometer has a cone shape view of where it will read the temperature. In other words, the farther away you are from the object you are trying to get the temperature from, the larger the area on the object will be read. I have used both single and dual laser non-contact thermometers and slightly prefer the dual laser only because the dual laser provides a more accurate feedback on exactly where you are taking the temperature at.
I own several of this type of non-contact thermometer and I think they can be useful. I have used them to take a quick reading from a hot engine to help narrow down where the heat is coming from. I find them to be fairly accurate.
This model is well built and if you are thinking of buying one, this model would work fine, or look for a dual laser as a step up.
5 Stars By Kat on 2017-01-27
It has a lighted scanner which is easy to read
This is a splendid purchase. I own many properties and this has truly helped me to identify warm and cold spots in rooms, around windows, basements and attics. It works inside or outdoors.
It has a lighted scanner which is easy to read, and the laser allows you to get into crawl spaces without actually crawling into them. Just point, squeeze the trigger and take your reading. You can also hold the trigger down to travel along a wall and scan the temp. as you laser across the walls or from floor to ceiling. Nicely designed, and it came in a nice case for storage.
A great product. I am very happy with this purchase.
4 Stars By donald on 2016-12-15
Works so far
Purchased to help me find leaks along window sills and checking heater output at the outlets.
My only irk is that it seems to power off rather quick after using - about 5sec - and then I have have to tap the trigger again to turn it on. Not a major inconvenience, but slight irk. I probably would have preferred an option for timeout to power off, or an automatic power off timeout that is a bit longer than 5sec.
My only accuracy comparison I've done so far is against my residential thermostat in the area around my thermostat.
I set my thermostat to 70'F. Reading along the drywall around the thermostat, the IR-20 reads 70, +/- 0.5'F
5 Stars By allen lutins on 2017-01-13
Remarkably accuracy given its affordability
Tested against known targets (including refrigerator, freezer and oven verified with independent thermometers) and the accuracy is astounding for a device this inexpensive. (I've also noticed the same for the inexpensive little oral fever thermometers that are widely available for under $10.) Contrary to some other people's experience, my device defaulted to Fahrenheit on repeated power-ups after switching from Centigrade on the first use. Even if you don't have a particular use in mind, this is a fun little science toy - your kids will enjoy scampering around the house measuring everything in sight!
5 Stars By Hoosier07 on 2016-02-15
Great tool to keep around the house.
During the winter, I seem to notice colder air around windows and doors but couldn't always pinpoint where it was coming from. I had been looking for a Digital Infrared Thermometer for quite some time so when I found this, it didn't take long to buy it now! For what I need around the house, the single laser was plenty.
Without looking at the directions, it didn't take more than a few seconds to figure how to operate it. Just push down on the trigger key and your device will instantly show you the temperature of the area you are aiming at. Within minutes I had an idea of where the cold spots were in the house. It's fun walking around and testing the temperatures. Great little tool to keep around the house.
5 Stars By PEG on 2017-08-06
NEAT DEVICE TO OWN
I bought this to use at my rental property. Tenants often call and complain that the heat or air isn't the right temperature, so before paying the heat and air repairman, I use this device to determine the temperature that is blowing out of the ducts. I have manage to save myself some repair cost by showing the tenant that the temperature is exactly what their thermostat is set on. Great price for what is does.
5 Stars By Chris on 2017-01-02
Very handy thermometer
At first, I was a bit hesitant with my expectations about this thermometer since it seemed really inexpensive, but I was really surprised when I tried it out. The build quality is excellent, the display very easy to read and the readings are very fast, taking well under a second. The laser projects a highly visible spot into the center of the measuring area.
Lot's of applications, even for quickly measuring the temperature of the bath water :)
5 Stars By Lawrence on 2017-10-04
Really nice. The sighting feature works great.
I really like this. I think a lot of these are all pretty much the same. This one has some features that really set it apart from some of the others I looked at. The laser sight seemed to be a little "gimmicky" at first but it really does help zero in on the target area. It is accurate and seems fairly well made. Overall, I very happy.
5 Stars By Tyler G. on 2016-12-24
Great product at an even better price
I was a little skeptical when I saw the price of this item compared to similar non-contact infrared thermometers, but other positive reviews convinced me to pull the trigger. This item shipped out almost immediately, and arrived earlier than expected. I have tested it on several surfaces, comparing the reading with a contact thermometer, and it reads accurately. This is a must-have for homeowners or anyone needing a fast, accurate temperature reading. I plan to use it for check electrical connections for overheating issues, HVAC ducting for energy loss, and my pellet stove for heating efficiency. I'm sure I'll find more uses the longer I've owned this, but it's already come in handy in the few days I've owned it.