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The Best Kitchen Food Scales

Updated on November 7, 2010

In any home, kitchen food scales are always needed and can be used for a myriad of reasons. Some scales are used for measurement of a person’s weight, some are used at markets and some are used for food preparation. Getting a precise and accurate measurement is vital and a good quality set will deliver precise results.

When cooking and baking, recipes need to have the exact measurement to achieve the best results. In order to do that you need to possess a set of kitchen scales that are accurate and reliable so. This is where digital scales are of a worthwhile purchase, because they're consistently accurate.

They also provide clear legible data, unlike some of the more conventional kitchen scales. The standard models are not that bad but a digital set are in tune with our modern world - plus they work faster. The five best food scales are featured below, all the best in their price range and class.

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

Available in several colors and with an aesthetically pleasing design; this is the best set of kitchen food scales for around 25 dollars. They're multi-functional and perfect just for anyone who uses scales on a daily basis. they're great for families, for cooks and bakers, and equally good for those following diets and that need precise measurements. The scales have a maximum capacity of 11 pounds.

The Eatsmart can weigh in pounds, ounces, grams and kilograms. It only needs two AAA batteries for it to work and it will operate for a decent length of time - the battery life will be extended if correctly shut down after use.  This is a kitchen scale that's reliable and time saving. The package also comes with a handy guide in calorie counting. A good quality set, the right price and a bargain for those looking for a budget precision kitchen scale.

Fast Weigh MS-500-BLK Digital Pocket Scale, 500 by 0.1 G
Fast Weigh MS-500-BLK Digital Pocket Scale, 500 by 0.1 G

Fast Weigh MS-500-BLK Digital Pocket Scale, 500 by 0.1 G

This is the best pocket kitchen scales model and it's size and weight makes it an extremely handy little purchase. It works off two AAA batteries and comes with the first set included. It's a great little gadget to take on trips, especially if your on a diet and need to count calories wherever you go. The model comes with a scratch resistant surface and it also doubles as an expansion tray for measurements.

It can measure up to 500 grams in 0.1 gram increments and the measurements can be easily and clearly viewed with its LCD display. To add to a better visualization, the display screen has a back-light installed. Overall a nice little mini pocket food scale, handy, compact and accurate. Worth the purchase price.

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

Th Oxo is one of the best all-round kitchen scales and is manufactured by a well known brand name. Perfect for home bakers and professional cooks alike, you can weigh up to a maximum of 5 pounds. The weight display is clear, no room for misreading the results and it also notifies you if you're exceeding the maximum load. It measures in 1/8 imperial and 1 gram metric increments, offering a consistent measurement every time.

It's design and manufacture is user friendly, and its size makes it easy to store away. The zero function is handy for calibrating pre-measurement and over all it looks good and delvers accurate results. A good mid-range scale, perfect for light to moderate use. A recommended purchase and a well received product in general.

Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale, in Elegant Tempered Glass with Reflective Black Surface
Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale, in Elegant Tempered Glass with Reflective Black Surface

Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale, in Elegant Tempered Glass with Reflective Black Surface

This is the best one-touch kitchen food scales set and despite its sophisticated appearance, it's a breeze to operate. The features are pretty advanced for such a low priced product and the screen size is a handy addition. It will weigh in pounds, ounces and kilograms and kilos, so it's more than just a pretty face.

The manufacture is classy, a toughened safety glass exterior belies it's capabilities and the scale is certainly a tough little cookie. It's slim, lightweight and contemporary looking, accurate and reliable in its measuring capacity. I will subtract a container weight from the food and overall it's a classy piece of technology. Comes with two lithium batteries, so you can use it right out the box. Great budget price tag, worth every cent.  

Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale, 1g to 11 lbs Capacity, Elegant Chrome
Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale, 1g to 11 lbs Capacity, Elegant Chrome

Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale, 1g to 11 lbs Capacity, Elegant Chrome

This is the best heavy weight kitchen scales and will weigh up to 11 pounds. The design is elegant, with a chrome finish adding to its attraction. Measuring is made easy by way of a large digital readout screen and the buttons are large enough for anyone to operate. The button-press confirmation sound is a handy feature - you'll always know you've input the data first time around.

It runs off a pair of AAA batteries, which come included and the scale has an automatic shut down if left unused for longer than three minutes. The Ozeri Pro is a good quality weighing scales set, looks good, consistent and great for those needing something that accurately weighs above ten pounds. Good value for money purchase.

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