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Five Best Kitchen Scales

Updated on November 8, 2010

If you enjoy cooking up a storm in the kitchen, you'll appreciate a review of the five best kitchen scales. Every home cook and professional chef requires the use of a good quality weighing scales, otherwise kitchen disasters tend to occur.

Cooking equipment needs more than just a good Cookware set and baking set, you need to have accurate measuring cups and food scales to hand, especially when you use cookbooks for recipes you're unfamiliar with.

Following a cookbook is easy as long as you have the correct, accurate cups and measuring devices. If you know how to follow instructions, have the right kitchen tools to hand and a talent for creating wonderful dishes, the resulting efforts will turn out to be awesome, tasty and delicious. 

Polder KSC-310-28 Easy Read Digital Glass Top Scale, Silver
Polder KSC-310-28 Easy Read Digital Glass Top Scale, Silver

Polder KSC-310-28 Easy Read Digital Glass Top Scale, Silver

Possessing a five star review in Amazon, this product is a very nice weighing scales and will compliment your existing kitchen gadgets. The design is modern, sleek and will weigh up to 5 kilos. It has a non removable glass top which is easily by cleaned by wiping it with soap and water. Pretty easy for a digital weighing scale.

This has an add and weigh feature which allows you to weigh many items consecutively without removing them from the scale. Furthermore, the big digital display are good for those with poor eyesight to use. Overall this is a nice product for the price tag, accurate, user friendly, stylish and functional.

KINTREX Digital Tempered Glass Kitchen Scale - Ultra Thin
KINTREX Digital Tempered Glass Kitchen Scale - Ultra Thin

KINTREX Digital Tempered Glass Kitchen Scale - Ultra Thin

The KINTREX kitchen scales holds an average five star rating from previous purchasers. It offers a perfectly accurate measurement and the display is easy to read. You could switch the graduation easily with just a few button pushes. Further, the batteries are easy to locate, especially in online stores. It has an automatic off feature which turns the scale off after one minute of no usage.

It's great if you just have minimum items to weigh, but it works just as well if you need to weigh either more often or heavier food stuff. It automatically subtracts the container weight, a welcome feature with any scales. This is a fully functional kitchen weighing scale, inexpensive, stylish and an amazing bargain.

EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity
EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity

EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity

This weighing scale is simple to operate and perfect for those that need one to both weigh food stuff as well as calorie count. It can measure up to 11 lbs of weight which you could display as oz, lbs, grams or kilos. Its tare feature eliminates the weight of a plate. Simply push the tare button and it will return to zero. It also has a 3 minute auto shut off which could spare your battery life in case you forget to turn it off. It really saves your 2 AAA battery.


One of the best aspects of this product is the fact that it comes with a book that has a calorie per gram conversion. This is a really good feature for those following a weight controlled diet, or that need to strictly control their food intake due to a health related issue. A good quality product, fully functional and comes with a dual aspect, making it well worth its current discount price tag.

OXO Good Grips 1157100 5-Pound Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

Oxo Good Grips are renowned for the quality of their cookware and bakware and this kitchen weighing scales is no exception. This particular product has a convenient indicator which displays how much capacity remains, on the left side of the scale. It also has a pull away feature that prevents shadowing from plates or bowls in case you tare them. It also has large numbers for better reading. Goodbye squinting and eye-strain.

With its slim design and shape, it also has a nice space saving aspect, and the size makes this one perfect for storing away when not in use. It's accurate, reliable and well made. Another good quality product from Oxo and well worth the initial investment. .

Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale
Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale

Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale

The Escali kitchen weighing scales don't have the stainless steel or glass appeal of the other featured products but it remains a stylish looking scale nonetheless. It provides an accurate measuring system and the digital read out is easy to see. It's also available in various other colors, red, pink and blue to name a few.  

It's a spill-proof and quick clean weighing scale, lightweight and yet can still measure up to a 5 kilo weight. It has a two button programming and an automatic off and tare feature. It's both funky and functional at the same time. It requires the use of 2 AA batteries and not those unusual complicated batteries that other kitchen appliances have. For sale at an affordable, budget friendly price.

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