michaelanthony wrote:Rick this a no name brand called "HT-822 IR thermometer" got it on amazon.com for 13 bucks
I have the same one from Amazon, works well at room temperature, when pointed at anything approximately room temperature on up to the sides of my stove, 300 to 800 degrees. Also gave me good readings on the engine block of my car which corresponded closely to the coolant temperature sensor. When I took it into my cold cellar (about 35 degrees) it measured the interior walls at 17 degrees which can't be right. Then I chilled it in my freezer and measured walls on a cold porch that I knew to be about 40*, and the readings changed a lot as the thermometer itself warmed up. I think you're supposed to give it a long time to stabilize to ambient temperature, so probably the bad readings were my own fault. But for the ways I normally use it (to measure warm stuff rather than cold stuff) it works very well.