Kitchen Scales Buying Guide

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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 you’ll 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?

Digital

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 don’t 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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Taylor Digital
$58.99 $29.23

6lb capacity in .1oz increments, Glass platform resists staining, Tare, on/off & automatic shutoff functions, Weighs in ounces or ...grams, Weighs directly on platform, Includes 2 lithium batteries, 5-year warranty read more

Escali
$35.49

Escali's Arti scale is capable of weighing liquid and dry ingredients up to an astounding 15-pound with an accuracy of 0.1-ounce, ...or 1-gram. The Arti's list of features is long and loaded with value. It's crisp clear display, which is 50-percent larger... read more

Taylor Precision Products
$32.73 $32.67

Weigh all of your foods and ingredients with Salter's Aquatronic Electronic Kitchen Scale to ensure proper portions. This scale fe...atures a capacity of 11 pounds weighed in 0.1-ounce increments and 5000 milliliters in 1 milliliter increments. The Aquatronic function allows you to weigh both dry and liquid ingredients. The removable stainless steel platform looks great and resists corrosion. The 2 required AAA batteries come included in the package. This item comes with a 10-year limited warranty. read more

Escali
$24.95 $24.89

Colors galore! Make your scale match your kitchen or office. The Primo line comes in 11 eye catching colors from a warm red to a s...ky blue. These digital scales are economically priced and very easy to use with its two-button operation. read more

Mechanical

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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Kegworks
$96.60

Bring on the big stuff. This large kitchen scale handles more mass to keep your food costs nice n’ low. Control portions with this... mechanical weight scale. Top loading and accurate, this durable scale helps to control costs at every step of the game.... read more

Kegworks
$62.29

Keep your wallet fat and food costs down by controlling portions with this mechanical dial scale. Control costs at every step of t...he game with this top loading scale * Rationing ingredients in prep areas and portioning products has never been easier!... read more

Ozeri
$16.34

The Ozeri Rev Digital Kitchen Scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial is the world's first digital kitchen scale to incorporate ...a synchronized electro-mechanical dial and LCD that automatically illuminate and display the measured weight both... read more

Ozeri
$28.75

The Ozeri Rev Digital Kitchen Scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial is the world's first digital kitchen scale to incorporate ...a synchronized electro-mechanical dial and LCD that automatically illuminate and display the measured weight both... 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.

Types

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.

Conversion

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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OZERI
$14.97 $13.32

The ultimate companion for the serious cook, the Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale is built with the lates...t generation in sensor technology to ensure accuracy and immediate responses for the fast-paced chef. It is a true... read more

Salter
$62.27 $26.55

Full featured kitchen scales for the home chef and everyday cook or baker. Innovative designs, all with a touch of class and innov...ation. The smooth, curved stainless steel surface resists staining and flavor carry over. read more

Etekcity
$29.25 $21.99

Multipurpose and Multifunction The Etekcity® digital scale is created with the dimensions of 23 x 17 x 1cm to meet your personal a...nd commercial needs - great for homes, kitchens, offices, mailrooms, and anything else you may want to weigh in on.... read more

Unique Bargains
$16.99 $8.28

This Kitchen accessory can be used to remove the fish scale. Made of stainless steel material, without any sharp blade. It is fast... and convenient for use, lightweight and easy for you to scraping scales. A good helper for you in kitchen. read more

Cuisinart
$46.75 $36.41

Make your meals and desserts just a little bit better with the simple, efficient Cuisinart KML-10 PerfectWeight Digital Kitchen Sc...ale. This scale makes it easy to control portions and bake with greater consistency. The easy-to-read digital screen... read more

OZERI
$24.97 $19.62

Combining new advanced buttons, a tempered glass surface and new GFX sensors, the 18 lb Edition Ozeri Touch Kitchen Scale is one o...f the industry's most improved models. It features an elegant reflective black surface made out of high-quality tempered... read more

OZERI
$19.97 $16.25

The Ozeri Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale is designed for the culinary perfectionist who desires superior accur...acy in function and sleekness in form. It is also less than half an inch in thickness. It is one of the lightest... read more

Cuisinart
$46.75 $36.41

Make your meals and desserts just a little bit better with the simple, efficient Cuisinart KML-10 PerfectWeight Digital Kitchen Sc...ale. This scale makes it easy to control portions and bake with greater consistency. The easy-to-read digital screen... read more

OZERI
$20.70 $17.31

The Ozeri Digital Kitchen Scale is one of the industry's first ever unit to combine the highest grade SUS304 stainless steel with ...a fingerprint-resistant coating in an inspiring design. Thin, elegant and accurate, the Zenith's brushed stainless steel... read more

Starfrit
$38.52 $14.36

Starfrit's Electronic Kitchen Scale provides measurements for necessary cooking liquids like water and milk. The round platform ha...s a capacity of up to 11 pounds. The product includes low-battery and overload indicators. Two AAA batteries are also... read more

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