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Kitchen Scales Buying Guide

You may be a foodie who likes to cook by weight of ingredients or simply on a diet and need to weigh your servings -- either way, a kitchen scale is necessary. A scale ensures that measurements are absolutely accurate, and it also frees you of measuring with cups and spoons. Recipes that call for grams or ounces instead of tablespoons or cups are a welcome alternative for fans of cooking with scales.

Types of Kitchen Scales

Types of Kitchen Scales

The most popular kitchen scales today are digital, but the simple dial-type spring scales are available as well. Decide how youíll use a kitchen scale so you know what type of investment you want to make, as well as how the scale will work best for you. For instance, do you want to weigh an individual food or several items?


A digital scale provides easy-to-read measurements with precision. Most digital scales give updates about once a second, some even more frequently. This means that when you pour sugar into a bowl, the digital scale instantly shows the weight so you donít overpour. Also, most digital scales have a tare function that allows the user to weigh more than one ingredient accurately into a bowl.

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What it is: The Escali Arti Scale - the new standard in kitchen scales. Capable of weighing liquid and dry ingredients up to an as...tounding 15 lbs with an accuracy of 0.1 ounces, or 1 gram. The Arti's list of features is long and loaded with value. What it does: Its crisp and clear display, which is 50% larger than commonly found on a kitchen scale, sits between the user friendly touch sensitive controls and results in a single smooth glass surface that is not only beautiful but incredibly functional. What else you need to know: Measures up to 15 lbs (7 kg) in 0.1 ounce (1 gram) increments. Single, smooth glass surface makes clean-up fast and easy. Measures both liquid (fl oz, ml) and dry ingredients (g, oz, lb + oz). Display Hold feature: weight holds on screen when weighing large items. Tare feature: subtracts a container??s weight to obtain the weight of its contents. Automatic Shut-off feature ensures long battery life (2??lithuim batteries included). Capacity: 15 lb / 7 kg. Increments: 0.1 oz, 1 gram. Auto Shut-off time: 5 minutes. read more


Constructed of ABS-plastic and stainless steel. Large, illuminated LED screen with sensor touch. Convenient add-weight function; e...nergy-saving auto-off function. Display can be switched to show weight and volume. 11 lb. maximum load capacity. Control portion size and get exact measurements for every recipe with the easy-to-use Attraction Digital Food Scale. Made of hygienic, brushed stainless steel, this space-saving scale features a large LED screen, sensor touch, and an energy-saving auto off function. . . . . . Graduation of one gram . read more


Constructed of safety glass and plastic. Sensor touch. Weighing platform is removable. 9 lb. maximum load capacity. Graduation of gram. Control portion size and get exact measurements for every recipe with the easy-to-use Style Digital Food Scale. This space saving scale features a removable weighing platform made of safety glass for easy cleaning. . . . . . read more


Also known as spring scales, mechanical scales are less expensive and the most accurate for measuring one food at a time. The food is placed on a platform, which presses down a spring that calculates the weight. Often the scale will fit into the bowl for easy storage and travel. This kind of scale is popular for people who are on a diet and measuring a single serving size.

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Salter Scales

Measures up to 11 lbs. Attractive dial face and pointer with large, easy to read dial. Dishwasher safe bowl. Scale fits inside bow...l for neat storage. White color. 10 Year Warranty. No assembly required. Overall dimensions: 8.5 in. L x 5 in. W x 7 in. H (1 lb). Container dimensions: 8.5 in. L x 6.5 in. W x 2.75in. HMechanical Kitchen Scale has an 11 lb capacity with a 1 ounce resolution, and also weighs in kilograms. The included weighing container is dishwasher safe and the dual reading dial displays weights in pounds and kilograms simultaneously.. read more


Measures up to 2 lbs. Fine 1/2 oz increments. Dishwasher safe bowl. Scale fits inside bowl for neat storage. 10 Year Warranty. No ...assembly required. Overall dimensions: 5.38 in. L x 4.25 in. W x 7.25 in. H (1.5 lbs). Container dimensions: 8.5 in. L x 6.5 in. W x 3 in. HMechanical Kitchen Scale has a 2 lb capacity with a 1/2 ounce resolution, and also weighs in kilograms. This scale has a dual reading dial and clear plastic weighing bowl. When not in use, the scale fits inside the bowl for storage. read more


This Farberware Professional Mechanical Kitchen Scale is perfect for measuring the weight of ingredients or accurate portions when... dieting. Just put the ingredients in the top bowl and the accurate reading appears in the base. The bowl detaches from the base so it can be used as a prep bowl. The scale stores inside the bowl for compact storage. Can weigh up to 6-1/2 pounds. Plastic bowl is top-rack dishwasher safe. read more


EatSmart Precision Retro Mechanical Kitchen Scale Red - The EatSmart Precision Retro Kitchen Scale is a versatile multifunction appliance. Designed to be highly accurate with a cool classic look the Precision Retro is manufactured to the highest quality specifications. Weigh items up to 11 lbs quickly and accurately displaying easy to read results on the Retro's oversized 5" dial display. The add-and-weigh simplicity of the Retro allows you to add as little as one ounce at time giving you the flexibility for a variety of jobs around the home. Place food items directly on the 1.5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl which easily removes for convenient mixing of items on the countertop ideal for basic cooking and kitchen needs. The included stainless mixing bowl is 100% dishwasher safe making for quick and convenient clean up. The 5" dial display provides for easy viewing angles on any kitchen counter and the four rubber feet eliminate sliding of the unit even on the slickest counters. Best of all the Precision Retro's economical price makes it a phenomenal value as well. Get yours today! read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Do your homework, reviewing each type of kitchen scale before you make your purchase. If looking at a digital scale, factor in the readability of the display, the size of the platform, whether it is battery-operated or electric, and cleanability. If you're considering a spring scale, think about the size of quantities you will weigh, the readability of the display (usually a dial), and the storage capacity. Also review your recipes. Are most of them in U.S. terms (pounds or ounces) or do you need to be able to easily convert to metric? Digital scales often have a switch, making the conversion from U.S. measurements to metric easy as pie.


Digital and mechanical scales each have their own merits. Before you buy, decide which type will work to your advantage with your baking style and eating needs. Also consider whether you prefer electric, battery-operated, or manual.


A display that converts from U.S. measurements to metrics is important if you use recipes that give measures in metric units. Digital scales most often accommodate each type of measure by simple push of a button.

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$29.95 $39.95
at CHEFS Catalog

Measuring Tools - Compact digital kitchen scale with large backlit LCD display digitally weighs ingredients for accurate portion c...ontrol. Easy touch-screen controls feature tare and on/off functions. With the add and weigh tare function, this scale will reset to 0, accurately weighing each ingredient added to the scale. Automatically shuts off after 1 minute of nonuse to save battery life. Measures in kg/g and oz./lb., up to 7-lb., in 0.25-oz. increments. Slim size stores in a drawer. Smooth glass work surface wipes clean. Uses 3 AAA batteries, included.Product Features Weighs in kg/g or oz./lb., up to 7-lb., in 1/4-oz. increments Select the unit of measure at the press of a button on the underside of the scale Easy touch-screen controls feature tare and on/off functions Tare function resets the scale to 0 for weighing additional items Auto shut-off feature saves battery life, turning off unit after 1 minute of nonuse Smooth glass work surface, stainless-steel trim Discreet, ultra-thin design sto - Specifications Model KSC-350-95 7 3/4? Sq. x 3/4?H 1-1b., 4-oz. Includes 3 AAA batteries Made in China 1-year manufacturer warranty Care and Use Wipe clean with a soft cloth Do not clean with an abrasive cleaner as this may corrode the electronic circuit read more

Polder Digital Slim Kitchen Scale, KSC-350-95 - Black
$299.95 $399.99
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Expand your cooking repertoire with the versatile capabilities of the DeLonghi 12-Cup Food Processor. The large 12-cup capacity is... complemented with a 50 oz. blender attachment for added flexibility. Built-in scale weighs food directly in the mixing bowl or on the included weighing tray. Tare function is great for weighing additional ingredients. Scale has an easy-to-read digital display in both pounds and kilograms and can reset weight to zero, with a total weight capacity of 6.6 lbs. Unique dual drive system adjusts rotation and power for different speeds needed for blending and processing. Variable speed control knob with pulse function for precision food processing and blending. For safety, motor will not run without bowl and lid locked in place. Retractable power cord stores inside the base for a clutter-free counter top. Accessories include: •Serrated stainless steel chopping blade •Twin geared metal whisk •Dough tool •Stainless steel thick slice/shred disk •Stainless steel fine slice/shred disk •Blender carafe with lid •Weighing tray •Scraping tool ; All removable parts are dishwasher safe. Model number: DFP950 ; 600 Watts. Dimensions: 9.0 wide x 15.5 high x 9.0 deep. Weight: 9.8 lbs. read more

DFP950 3-in-1 Food Processor, Blender, Scale Individual Pieces Cookware - Silver

The new Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale by Ozeri is a true multifunction scale for the kitchen and home. The ultimate companion for t...he serious cook, the Pronto is built with the latest generation in sensor technology to ensure accuracy and immediate responses for the fast-paced chef. It features a newly enlarged weighing platform - one of the largest in its class, to accommodate larger bowls and food items. Elegantly designed with a refined chrome finish, the Pronto also doubles as a postage machine for your mail or a scale for your children's science projects. The Pronto's widescreen LCD displays results in grams, ounces, pounds, kilograms and the large Unit button lets you change the unit of measurement with push-button ease. Manufactured to rigorous quality specifications, the Pronto weighs up to 11 pounds (5050 grams) in graduations of just 0.05 ounces (1 gram) to help you achieve your diet and weight goals. The Pronto also features an ever handy Tare button which automatically subtracts the weight of any bowl or container to calculate the net weight of your ingredients. The Pronto's Tare and Unit buttons provide an audible and tactile click confirmation so you never have to push twice when preparing meals in a hurry. The Pronto's aesthetic design complements any kitchen d??cor and it cleans quickly and stores easily. The Pronto ships with 2 AAA batteries included, plus a bonus set of batteries and is guaranteed with Ozeri's 1 Year No-Hassle Warranty. read more

Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, in Red

RIK1747: Features: -Food scale. -Can measure simultaneously weight and volume. -Weight unit: Ounce. -Detachable, stainless steel b...owl is easily washable and hygienic. Use: -Residential. Digital: -Yes. Weight Limit: -10 And Up Lbs.. Material: -Stainless Steel. Generic Specifications: -5 Convenient measuring modes: Weight, water volume, milk volume, flour volume, oil volume.. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -4.75 Inches. Overall Width - Side to Side: -8.5 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -11.5 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -1.1 Pounds. read more

iSense Food Scale - Color: Black
Hisgadget Inc.

Product Description: The weight scale is suitable for your kitchen and your daily diet designing. Feature: - Stainless surface, to clean up - Automatically switch off in the non-use condition , batteries power saving - LCD display - The scale can be used in the kitchen, mail room or office - Multi-unit display, easy to read - Blue, red, gray, three different colors deliverd by random Specification: - Product dimension: 7.9 x5.9 x 1.6 - Package dimension: 7.9 x5.9 x 1.6 - Product weight: 305g - Material: Stainless steel + plastic Package Includes: - 1x Scale - 1x Instruction Manual read more

5kg/1g Digital Kitchen Postal Food Diet Balance Weight Scale
Smart Weigh

Measurements - Includes two necessary unit measurements Grams (g) and ounces (oz) for easy weight translations. The craftsmanship of superior quality making it one of the most desired kitchen scales around the world. Accuracy - Manufactured with high precision sensors to provide the most accurate weight readings. Powered by two AA batteries. This scale will please any culinary perfectionist with its advance precision and useful functions. It is precise, fast, and lightweight. It will fast become your kitchen staple. Convenience - An extra-large weighing platform provides ample space to weigh larger items. Also included is a removable bowl with a pour spout for efficient liquid weighing. A maximum Capacity Of 2kg / 4.4lb with 0.1 gram readability to guarantee you the most precise weight reading. Features - The Smart Weigh Digital Kitchen Scale has a stark contrast blue backlit LCD Display and extra-large digits that make it easy to read in all light conditions. Its 60-Second auto shut-off function will preserve your battery life. This scale offers a calibration feature for your convenience. Precision - Smart Weigh offers a scale that combines the highest grade precision using the latest technology with easy to use functions for an accurate weight each time. The tare function allows you to subtract the weight of the bowl to get the net weight of the things you are weighing. read more

Smart Weigh CSB2KG Cuisine Digital Kitchen Scale with Removable Bowl, 2kg by 0.1g, Black

Kalorik EKS-39724-BK Black iSense Food Scale Take the guesswork out of new recipes with the Kalorik Electronic Measuring Cup Kitch...en Scale. Items can be easily measured in volume or weight, by using one of five modes including grams/pounds, or one of the preset modes for milk, water, flour, or oil. The unit also features a handy tare function, which enables you to reset the scale to 0.0 when using an empty container or adding new ingredients! The hygienic and easy to wash stainless steel bowl allows you to measure all of your liquids without the messy clean up or build-up of bacteria. This scale is sure to add some flare to your kitchen with its stylish design and easy-to-read, backlit LCD display. Other features include an extra-large capacity of 1.5 quarts, auto shut-off and auto reset functions, and a conveniently large handle for easy pouring. 2 x 1.5V AAA batteries (not included). Features Cup scale with detachable stainless steel bowl, extra-large capacity 1.5L/qt. Measures automatically the volume in US cups of the most common ingredients: milk, water, oil, flour. No more guesswork with new recipes! Large backlit LCD display for an optimal readability (1.5? x 1.0?) Maximum Capacity 11 lb. / 5 kg Division: 1g / 0.1oz. Tare function ? reset to 0.00 when using an empty container or adding a new ingredient Auto off, auto reset functions Low battery and overload indicators Works on 2 standard AAA batteries (not included) High precision sensor system Convenient design with large handle Precise, easily washable and hygienic read more

Kalorik EKS-39724-BK iSense Food Scale - Black

Smart design offers dual functions,Removable cutting board weighing platform is dishwasher safe, Touchpad buttons are easy to clea...n, Large LCD, Multiple readout modes (imperial and metric), 25 lb. weight capacity, Batteries Included read more

KML9 DualPro Digital Kitchen Scale
$49.95 $100.00
at Sears Marketplace

Weighting platform with 4load weigh stations, Includes dishwasher safe stainless steel removable cover, Ultra thin profile design ...provides easy storage, Touchpad style buttons for easy cleaning, Weight capacity 11 lbs/5 kg, Batteries included read more

KML15 Balance Pro Digital Kitchen Scale
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