Find The Best Temperature Gun For Cooking In A Wood-Fired Oven

Welcome to my post about how to find the best temperature gun for cooking in a wood-fired oven.  Find The Best Temperature GunFor Cooking In A Wood-Fired Oven

A temperature gun, also known as an infrared thermometer, is such a helpful little tool for not only cooking but also for car maintenance, home repair, and other tasks in and around the house.

The temperature guns I am going to introduce in this article are inexpensive with a price range of under $50.

What Is A Temperature Gun For?

In essence, an infrared thermometer measures the temperature of surfaces from a distance. So whenever you need to determine a temperature especially on hot surfaces, a temperature gun will do this safely.

This way, you will stay safe when it comes to finding out how hot the bbq, cooking pan, the grill, or in our particular case, the cooking base of our wood-fired oven is.

Most wood-fired ovens have an inbuilt temperature gauge, but it is mostly on the outside of the oven and therefore doesn’t measure the heat accurately. That is when our nifty little tool comes in.

What You Can’t Do With A Temperature Gun

An infrared thermometer is not designed to measure the temperature of animals and humans. A thermometer would be the best choice for this purpose. It is also not intended to measure the internal meat temperature when you cook steaks or roasts.

Important Features Of A Temperature Gun

Some important features to look out for:

  • easy to read screen
  • durable and sturdy
  • switch from Celsius to Fahrenheit
  • comfortable to hold in one hand (lightweight)
  • inbuilt laser design which will point out where you want to measure

Some of the temperature guns are more accurate than others, but for the purpose of determining the right heat in our wood-fired oven, they are good enough to get the job done.

To bake the perfect pizza, the oven floor should be between 650°F  ~ 750°F hot. Therefore the thermometer has to have this measure range at least.

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I checked out four infrared temperature guns that provide excellent value for money, are reliable and easy to use. I have listed them in no particular order.

* Please note: all product links in this product review are affiliate links. That means, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Etekcity Lasergrip 630 Dual Laser Infrared Thermometer Non-contact Instant Digital Etekcity infrared thermometer 630

Weight: 12.8 ounces
Measure Range: -58°F ~ 1076°F (-50°C ~ 580°C)
Price: $
Battery: 9 Volt (included)
Warranty: 2 years

The Etekcity infrared thermometer comes with all the features we are looking for in a great temperature gun. It has a dual laser pointer, the LSD screen is backlit, and it has an off button to extend the battery life.

You can also control the emissivity level for different surfaces to still get an accurate result.

Simply hold, aim, and measure and take the guesswork out of cooking in a wood-fired oven.

Nubee Dual Laser Optical Focus Temperature Gun Non Contact Infrared IR Nubee infrared thermometer 8580Thermometer

Weight: 13 ounces
Measure Range: -58°F ~ 1076°F ( -50°C ~ 580°C)
Price: $
Battery: 9 Volt (included)
Warranty: 2 years

The Nubee dual laser infrared thermometer is lightweight, compact and easy to use. It features a dual laser pointer, has a great measure range and you can also control the emissivity for different surfaces.

It comes with a padded protective carrying case with a belt loop. A great product at a low price.

Tacklife IT-T05 Pro Dual Laser Infrared Thermometer tacklife It -T05 temperature gun

Weight: 12.8 ounces
Measure Range: -58°F ~ 1022°F (-50°C ~ 550°C)
Battery: 9 Volt, included
Price: $
Warranty: 2 years

The Tacklife infrared thermometer is another great choice. It is lightweight, comes with a case and a manual. Like the other temperature guns, it features a dual laser design, a backlight support and a button for changing from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

There is also an adjustable emissivity technology available and as a plus a data memory feature. It can store up to nine previous measurements. You can also set the alarm by setting an upper or lower temperature limit.

The Tacklife is a great product at a reasonable price.

Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer etekcity lasergrip 1080

Weight: 6.4 ounces
Measure Range: -58°F ~ 1022°F (-50°C ~ 550°C)
Battery: 9 Volt, included
Warranty: no information

The Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 is one of the bestsellers on Amazon with over 3000 items sold. It is the most lightweight temperature gun I have found. It has an in-built laser to point out the exact space you want to measure. Just like the other infrared thermometers, it has an on/off button to extend the battery life, a switch button from Celsius to Fahrenheit and the LED screen is backlit.

Another great product for an excellent price.

Problems You Will Solve With These Temperature Guns

A temperature gun aka infrared thermometer is an amazing tool everyone should have at home.
  • Get the temperature from a safe distance from any surface.
    a) floor of a wood-fired oven
    b) a cooking pan
    c) hard to reach places
    d) BBQ
    e) room temperature, just to name a few options.
  • Take the guess work out of pizza baking, grilling, and BBQing
  • Keep a safe distance to hot surfaces
  • Accuracy of the introduced infrared thermometers is ± 2%
  • The distance-spot ratio for most is either 12:1 or 16:1, either way, it is precise enough for home use.


I do hope you found this post informative and valuable. For the low price range, these temperature guns are available; you can’t go wrong with either of them.

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