If you don’t already have a digital scale in your kitchen, you’re about to raise your cooking game to the next level!
Owning a digital scale has changed the way I cook: it adds accuracy in baking, makes it easy to portion meatballs or burgers, and it’s great if I want to measure ingredients for calorie counting purposes.
Let’s take a look at the top five digital scales on the market today.
Ozeri Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale
The Ozeri scale is an excellent option for anyone looking to weigh up to 11 lbs in graduations of 0.05 oz. This scale measures in both grams and ounces to accommodate all recipe needs.
This model is not only functional, but it is also an elegant looking package with a large weighing platform, sleek chrome finish, and two large buttons that make an audible “click” to confirm that they have been pushed.
No need to limit yourself to only using this scale in the kitchen, as it can double as a postage machine for your mail or even as a scale for other projects.
Pros: Elegant, aesthetic design will complement your kitchen design. Large buttons and a large weighing platform which increase ease of use. Able to measure in grams, ounces, pounds, and kilograms up to 11 pounds.
Cons: Accurate for large weighing items, but less accurate if you are measuring in small gram weights.
EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Scale
The EatSmart scale is the right scale for you if you’re looking for accurate, precise measurements.
Like the Ozeri, this multifunction scale weighs up to 11 pounds, measures in graduations of .0.5 oz, and can display pounds, ounces, grams, and kilograms.
This scale is well known for being extremely accurate down to the gram, so if you’re calorie counting or creating baked-goods items that require accurate measurement, this scale will perfectly fit your needs.
EatSmart also has a free Calorie Factors book to help you calorie count based on multiplying the food weight in grams by the calorie factor in the book.
Pros: Great customer service: a 100% product satisfaction guarantee and accurate measurement down to the gram.
Cons: The weighing platform is small, making it hard to measure larger items. The digital readout is hard to read if weighing items on a large item, such as a standard sized dinner plate.
Oxo Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale
Oxo Good Grips has a well-known reputation for manufacturing quality, easy-to-use kitchen equipment.
This is an 11 pound scale that measures in one gram increments for great accuracy and allows for displaying weight in grams, kilograms, ounces, or pounds. The display is easy-to-read, with an optional backlight to make it easy to read even if the lighting in the kitchen is dim.
The display also shows how much capacity is left on the scale, which is convenient if you are adding multiple ingredients to the scale and hitting “tare” to zero out the reading after every ingredient.
Unlike other models, the display can be pulled out to view the reading even if a large plate or bowl is obstructing the display view.
Pros: The stainless steel platform can be removed to increase ease of cleaning. The pull-out display makes it very easy to view the weight, even if measuring ingredients on a large plate.
Cons: Measures ounces in fractional ounces, so it would read 2 ¼ instead of 2.25, which may be hard for some users to read.
Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Kitchen Scale
The Etekcity scale is made with four high-precision sensors to give you the most accurate weight possible.
With an 11-pound capacity, this scale not only features the ability to measure in grams, kilograms, ounces, and pounds, but also supports volume measurement so you can measure both dry and liquid ingredients.
With a beautiful violet that vibrantly displays the weight of your ingredients, this scale will not only help you bake with accuracy or count calorie but it will also add a modern look to your countertop.
A compact design makes it easy for you to store this scale, as well as being able to bring it with you if you are cooking on the go.
Pros: This is a lightweight, portable scale option that won’t take up too much space on your counter. The violet display makes this very easy to read, even in dimly lit kitchen areas.
Cons: The auto-off function is very sensitive: the display dims after 5 seconds of inactivity, and will go to sleep after 15 seconds of inactivity, which may be frustrating for users adding multiple ingredients to one bowl.
Nourish Digital Precision Kitchen Scale
The Nourish scale features a large, glass top that makes it easy to measure large items.
The display on this kitchen scale features a high-contrast LCD screen that is quite large and easy to read from multiple angles.
Like the other scales in this review, this scale measures up to eleven pounds and can display in grams, pounds, ounces, fluid ounces, and millimeters so you can measure both dry and wet ingredients.
Pros: Measures in both weight and volume, making it easy to measure dry and wet ingredients. Touch sensitive buttons mean a smooth, glass surface which is very easy to clean.
Cons: A sensor indicates if it is placed on an uneven surface and will not allow for measurement, which may be difficult if you’re using this scale outside.
There are many options in digital scales. Choose the right scale for you, whether you’re measuring accuracy in grams, looking for a compact and portable option, or looking for a large measuring platform with an easy-to-read display.
No matter what your needs are, there is a digital scale out there to help you bake with more accuracy or count calories!