Whether you’re a budding chef, a Master Chef or just want to cook with the least amount of hassle on a daily basis, a kitchen scale is an important tool in the shed.

But of course when you set out on a hunt for one, you quickly give up on the idea, telling yourself you’ll just guess the amounts, and if nobody dies from eating whatever you made, well so much the better! Which can work of course, but if you’re a stickler for detail and reducing wastage, well a kitchen scale can be all sorts of useful.

Here you’ll find a list of best kitchen scales out there, with individual characteristics that make them stand out for whatever reason. Might we also say how incredibly sleek scales these days look? We can’t help but wonder whether we’d have hologram scales 100 years from now. Most probably.