Top 10 Best Kitchen Scale Reviews In 2018
Whether you’re a dieter, baker or cooking enthusiast, a good, reliable food scale is a must-have. The best kitchen food scale features a user-friendly interface, is (always) accurate and easy to clean. And, because you’ll be weighing your ingredients in different units, it has to support readouts in kilos, pounds, grams, and ounces. The last thing that you want is a scale that gives you inaccurate readings, more so if you’re on a diet.
That said, we’ve analyzed the best food scales on the market based on durability, reliability and customer feedback. Of course, the choice of one scale over the other depends on what you need to weigh and your cooking plan. Even then, there’s everything for everyone whether you want to measure ingredients for you cupcake or parsley for your lasagna.
With any of these scales as part of your cooking regimen, you’ll never have to worry about the small margins of error that make all the difference between a good meal and a finger-licking dish.
- 10. Greater Goods Kitchen Scale
- 9. AccuWeight Kitchen Scale
- 8. Ozeri ZK14-AB Pronto
- 7. OXO Good Grips
- 6. AmazonBasics Kitchen Scale
- 5. Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Scale
- 4. AMIR Digital Food Scale
- 3. American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK
- 2. Etekcity Food Scale with Removable Bowl
- 1. Etekcity Multifunction Weight Scale
10. Greater Goods Kitchen Scale
Don’t have money to splurge? Not a problem! Greater Goods will get you sorted with this cheap digital scale. Don’t let inexpensive price tag fool you. This scale is just as good, more so for everyday measuring of small recipes. It features a large weighing surface to accommodate up to 11 pounds (5kgs) of weight. And then there’s the 1g resolution screen so that you can see the readouts at a glance.
The Greater Goods food scale will shut off and calibrate automatically to save you both time and battery power. And with a smooth plastic surface, you will wipe out dirt and food deposits with a couple of swipes. The touch-sensitive buttons are not only highly responsive but also easy to clean. In other words, Greater Goods had your hygiene in mind when making this scale.
Other notable highlights include the Tare/Zero function that lets you weigh liquid or messier recipes in a bowl. Every unit comes with .4 precision sensors for optimal accuracy and the scratch resistant feet for stability. See? Despite being inexpensive, this is indeed a well-built weighing scale.
9. AccuWeight Kitchen Scale
This scale by AccuWeight is sleek, sassy and brilliant. It will give you readouts of the total weight of your ingredients in kilos, grams, pounds or ounces – all you have to do is to set it right. While it doesn’t have the whistles and bells of high-end models, this kitchen scale is incredibly easy to use, making it a good choice for kids to learn about weight and measurements.
The AccuWeight is multi-functional. You can plug it into your electric socket or use 2 AAA batteries to power it. Sure, the tempered glass looks flimsy, but you may want to know that this is one of the most durable scales in this roundup. In fact, tempered glass is three times stronger than standard glass.
The AccuWeight’s integrated sensors are on point when it comes to giving you precise measurements. You will get the readouts in seconds even when measuring multiple ingredients in a bowl. Other than that, this unit boasts liquid measurement technology and has a maximum weight capacity of five kilograms. To wrap it up, this is a great, little scale that will make a great addition to your kitchen.
8. Ozeri ZK14-AB Pronto
The ZK14-AB Pronto is something else! Among its many accolades is that Dana Farber Cancer Institute chose it to measure recipes in a weight loss study. Plus, it has rave reviews to its name, and easily one of the most-sought-after on this list. This uncompromising multi-functional scale features second-generation sensors to reduce the possibility of false readings to zero.
It has an built-in button to convert your measurements in an instant and display them in an easy-to-read LCD screen. Meanwhile, the tare button will give you the total weight of your recipes in case you use a container or bowl. We love the new, extended weighing platform compete with a graceful chrome finish. Users hail the two large buttons on either side of the platform with an audible click confirmation so you don’t have to click twice.
The ZK14-AB comes in a host of colors to match your kitchen’s décor and cleans in a snap. And, apart from measuring your ingredients, you can also use it as a scale for kid’s science project or postage mail!
7. OXO Good Grips
The OXO Good Grips is not only sturdy but also has a generous six by six weighing surface that can hold up to 11 pounds of weight. It is one of the best kitchen scales in its category for baking or batch cooking. Of course, just as you’d expected, you can seamlessly cycle between kilos, ounces or grams at the touch of a button.
We reckon that it looks like some expensive models but at a super reasonable price. We also love the fact that its innovative display will pull away from the base so that there’s no shadowing from large bowls or plates. You can even remove the weighing platform and hand-wash it when wiping is not enough. And if you don’t have lots of storage space in your kitchen, you’ll like this scale’s thin profile.
The OXO Good Grips doesn’t have any power cord – it uses 4 AAA batteries. By extension, this means that setting it up is a breeze. Oh, by the way, there’s a bigger model that can handle up to 22 pounds of weight.
6. AmazonBasics Kitchen Scale
AmazonBasics outdid themselves on this one – literally speaking. Even though it isn’t the prettiest unit out there, it is undoubtedly one of the best kitchen scales if you want spotless operation. With a smudge-proof stainless-steel surface, this little workhorse will stay free of fingerprints to maintain a clean look all the time. You can place up to 5000 grams of ingredients on it, and keep track of readouts through its wide LCD screen.
The AmazonBasics is super fast too, thanks to the advanced sensor technology that delivers fast, accurate results. It is worth noting, however, that this scale will only display readings in pounds, grams and ounces. What’s more? This baby measures 8.7×7.1×1.6 inches to save your countertop space. And when you’re not using it, simply tuck it away in your cupboard or pantry.
The AmazonBasics runs on battery power but it will shut off automatically in about two minutes. Or, you can shut it off manually by pressing the Tare/Power button for three seconds. Those who’ve this scale term it as an “excellent, simple unit” and we couldn’t agree more.
5. Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Scale
The Etekcity kitchen scale is for you if you’re scouting for a blend of sophistication and world-class performance. Possibly the sleekest model in our best food scales 2018 countdown, this unit features a 30% larger weighing platform for convenience and increased usability.
The Etekcity looks are to die for, but the functionality that it brings to the fore is what makes it stand out against competition. It will measure your ingredient in increments of 1 gram. It makes a great pick if you’re eating towards healthy living or are watching your calorie intake.
For those who may be concerned, this scale runs on 3 GP AAA batteries and has a low-battery indicator so you’ll know when to replace them. It has a total weight capacity of 11 pounds. You can rely on the high-precision strain gauge sensors to give you readouts that you can trust every time you place ingredients on it. Besides, it has an overload indicator just in case you stack more on the weighing platform than it can handle.
4. AMIR Digital Food Scale
The AMIR is small. In fact, it is the smallest digital scale that we’ve reviewed so far. It is the model to purchase if you’re constantly on the move but want to watch what goes through your mouth. The compact size doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on quality and performance – actually it’s quite the opposite.
This scale features three smart buttons for hassle-free measuring. The PCS button allows you to weigh small items such as screws, pins and beads, while then T button gives you the net weight of your ingredients. And then there’s the M button for choosing between various weight units. Moreover, you can set the switch time between these buttons to 60, 20 and 180 seconds.
The AMIR is built to last. It has a high-quality stainless steel weighing platform and an ABS plastic frame for years of use. It can convert readings between grams, ounces, and kilos in a flash. With all that it has to offer, it is important to mention that this scale will only weigh your ingredients and other items up to 500 grams.
3. American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK
A good on-the-go food scale, the AWS-600-BLK is portable and handy. It will accommodate 600 grams of weight and even has a flip-open lid to protect the delicate weighing surface. American Weigh Scales, the makers of this model understand travel measuring needs.
Other than the standard ounce and gram modes, they’ve equipped this scale with tarring, troy and pennyweights modes. That way, you can use it to weigh up other bits and pieces during your travels. Think of it as a small, all-inclusive scale that can fit into your pocket.
The AWS-600-BLK has three buttons below the bright LCD screen so you can move back and forth between measuring modes easy. The weighing platform, though small, features a stainless steel construction for painless cleaning. And, you don’t have to worry about accidental battery drains. This unit will warn you in advance when it’s time change the batteries not to mention that it will switch off on its own after a few seconds of idle time.
2. Etekcity Food Scale with Removable Bowl
Etekcity makes a return to our best kitchen/food scales roundup with this model that has a removable bowl. A perfect choice for bakers, it is a super convenient unit to measure solid and liquid ingredients. You can even build your batter right inside the bowl and continue to tare as you mix you recipe.
The bow can accommodate up to 11 pounds and you can set your scale to read out the results in ounces or grams on the LED screen. It will also catch your attention to know that this unit comes with a built-in sensor and an alarm timer to let you measure as may ingredients as possible in less time. Bakers love its hard-wearing stainless steel body for months upon months of use.
Even though this scale has a somewhat classic design, it will make a beautiful addition to your kitchen’s countertop. And the best part is that you can place other containers on it. You don’t have to limit yourself to the included bowl. Now, that’s a food scale that allows you to cook beyond limits.
1. Etekcity Multifunction Weight Scale
This crafty kitchen scale is a good alternative if the one we’ve just reviewed doesn’t do it for you in terms of design. It comes with a 5kg bowl so you don’t have to worry about messy ingredients spilling over. And in case of spills, just give the smooth, stainless steel body a couple of wipes and it will be as good as new.
Choose the measurement unit that best resonates with you and let the display help you out with the readouts. You can place your recipes in divisions of 0.1 ounces as long as you don’t go past the 27 ounces mark. This food scale meets CE standards for safety, and has auto-zero/tare functions so that you can use it with other containers.
It will convert between units fast and even has milk and water measurement models for refined accuracy. And just so you may know, you can place your ingredients directly on the measuring platform without using the bowl. You may also choose to use the bowl as a space saving protective cover whenever you’re not using your scale.