Kitchen scales are quite like bathroom scales, in that they are both used to measure the weight of an object placed on it. Some of these scales are quite similar in design as well, except they are designed to measure the weight of food. Precision is quite important with these scales, so when selecting a kitchen scale, you should make sure that it is quite accurate. Price is another important aspect when selecting a kitchen scale, but they do usually cost less than $50 even for the best models. They tend to have a smaller load capacity than bathroom scales, so they are not suitable to be used for measuring your weight. Kitchen scales tend to measure weight in grams rather than kg making them suitable even for measuring light weight food items. Here are some of the best kitchen scales out there.
1. Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen Scale
This is one of the most popular kitchen scales out there and one of the most highly acclaimed kitchen scales. The scale costs less than $20, yet comes with superior build quality and features which make this the best kitchen scale out there. Another great feature about this kitchen scale is a number of colors available for you to choose from. Some of these colors offer packs of 2 for better value on your purchase. The scale is quite accurate and has a maximum load capacity of 11 pounds. The scale measures weight with precision, all rounded to the nearest gram. Clean up and storage of the scale is quite easy as it is quite compact in size. There are two large buttons on the scale which are quite tactile and offer all the necessary functions. The scale runs on 2 AAA batteries which you can easily replace on the battery compartment without the need for unscrewing it.
2. Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Kitchen Scale
This is another popular kitchen scale which offers high quality. The scale costs less than $50 but is slightly more expensive than the number one pick on our list. The scale uses four sensors, which are all quite high in precision and gives a very accurate weight reading. The maximum load capacity of the scale is 5kg. The platform on the scale is made of stainless steel which offers a very sleek design and does not retain fingerprints. Cleaning the scale and maintenance is quite easy. The display on the scale is digital and it is backlit, allowing you to clearly read off the weight. Etekcity provides a one year limited warranty with the product, so you can use it worry free for a year. The scale works on two AAA batteries, which come included with the scale when you purchase it. The Tare function on the scale can be used to reset the weight that is loaded currently and to offer a unit conversion feature.
3. 1byone Digital Kitchen Scale
This is another one of the highly accurate kitchen scales out there. The scale has a strain gauge built into it which allows for greater precision compared to most of the other scales out there. The scale has a maximum load capacity of 5kg and has an accuracy to the nearest gram. The scale offers greater versatility since it can measure in variety of different units. You can easily switch between pounds to grams. There is also the option of measuring in ounces and milliliters as well. The scale uses electroplating technology to ensure that the conversion is carried out as accurately as possible. The tare function on the scale can be used to automatically set to zero as well. The scale also has an auto off feature which can switch off the scale to conserve battery when it is not being used. The operation of the scale is easy and it comes with an instruction booklet explaining all the key features on the scale.
4. Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale
The Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale is another affordable scale which allows you to choose between a variety of colors when you purchase the scale. The scale costs less than $20, which makes it much cheaper than some of the other high-quality scales out there. The scale uses touch sensitive buttons rather than physical buttons which give this scale a state of the art appearance. The measuring area of the scale is made of tempered glass which is quite durable, although it could crack if dropped harshly. The design of the scale is what really stands out as it looks a lot more modern than other scales. The scale has four high precision sensors which can accurately measure the weight accurate to the nearest gram. It has a maximum load capacity of 12 pounds which is slightly above 5 kilograms. The tare function can be used to measure the net weight of the ingredients with increased precision. The scale comes included with 2 lithium batteries so you don’t have to purchase them separately.
5. My Weigh Kitchen Scale – Bakers Math Kitchen Scale
This scale is one of the more expensive scales on our list as it costs more than $30. The main difference with this scale is that it can function on AC current as well. However, the AC adapter is not included, so you should purchase this separately. Another special feature of this scale is that it has a maximum load capacity of 8kg compared to the 5kg load capacity that all the other scales we featured so far have. You can easily switch between the weighing modes with just the press of a button for accurate conversion. The scale uses a stainless-steel platform which is easy to clean and offers great durability. The display is quite large and easy to read, even in low-light conditions, as it is backlit. There is a hinged gunk shield as well which makes it suitable for food that could be a lot messier, such as meat.
6. Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Kitchen Scale
You really cannot go wrong with Etekcity when it comes to kitchen scales, as all their products offer high quality and good value for money. This scale is quite different to the model that we reviewed previously, however, it is also one of the best-selling kitchen scales out there. The scale costs less than $40 but is a little bit more expensive than some of the other scales we featured. It uses a precision measurement technology which can precisely measure the weight to the nearest gram. The scale has a maximum load capacity of 5kg which should be sufficient for most applications. Some of the special features on this scale are that it has a temperature sensor as well, so it offers versatility in being able to measure the temperature of the food as well. The scale is made of stainless steel which offers a longer lifetime and makes it easy to clean up once you are done.
7. Elec3 Multi-Function Digital Kitchen Food Scale
What we really liked about the Elec3 Multi-Function Digital Kitchen Food Scale is its sleek and stylish design. The scale comes in a dark gray color but doesn’t offer a variety of color choices apart from the blue or silver colors. It is reasonably priced, as it costs less than $40. However, the product comes with a one year warranty, which really gives a great value. The scale is made of stainless steel which has an anti-fingerprint technology to prevent it from getting dirty when handled. The scale has a maximum load capacity of 5kg and measures the weight accurate to the nearest gram. You can easily switch between a variety of units with just the press of a button. The display is large and is backlit with a blue color to make it easy to read the weight even in the dark. The scale operates on 2 AAA batteries which come included with the scale when you purchase it.
8. OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale
This is another kitchen scale which offers a maximum load capacity of 5kg. The scale can measure weights close to the nearest gram for highly accurate readings. There is a zero function which can be used to find the net weight of the ingredients that you want to measure. The display on the scale is quite large and is very easy to read. Another interesting feature about this scale is that it can show you the amount of weight capacity is left on the scale, so you can plan your measurements. The platform is made of stainless steel and can be detached from the scale if you need to wash it. The scale is quite compact and has a slim form factor which makes it easy to store it or take it with you on your travels. The scale operates on 4 AAA batteries, but the batteries do come included with the scale. The scale has been highly acclaimed by the Cook’s illustrated magazine as well.
9. Taylor Precision Products Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale
This kitchen scale has an old-fashioned design as it uses an analog display compared to the digital display on all the others that we featured on our list. This design might be a lot preferable to some so we decided to feature it on our list anyway. Apart from its retro style, it does offer pretty much the same quality as some of the others on our list. However, the drawback is that there are no options of switching between units as it is indicated in pounds. The scale has a maximum loading capacity of 11 pounds, with 50-gram increments. This may not be as accurate as the others that we featured on our list as they can record close to the nearest gram. The dial has a diameter of five inches in diameter so it is quite easy to read. The stainless-steel bowl on the scale is easily detachable and can be cleaned with ease.