I have an infrared thermometer that supposedly goes up to 1200F (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IT0ODPQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1).
However, I used this on my electric stove when turned to max. The coils are cherry red which is normally 1500F. Nichrome is usually rated to go up to 1400F.
Nevertheless, the thermometer never showed more than 900F.
What is the problem? Are these types of thermometers just unreliable?