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10 Best Kitchen Scales That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Baking

Taste the difference accurate measurements make.

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A good kitchen scale can make an outsize difference in all of your cooking projects, but especially in recipes where accuracy is essential. This comes into play most with baked goods like bread, pies, and pastries, but also in savory dishes like soufflés. By precisely measuring the weight of ingredients, you’ll quickly learn how off your precisely “leveled” cups of flour were. And as we all know, baking requires complete precision if you want a consistently delicious product. Read on for specifics on what to look for in your kitchen scale.

What to Look for

A kitchen scale that works for you will be perfectly attuned to your needs. Keep the following in mind, and you’ll be a satisfied customer. For baking in bulk, you’ll want to consider the scale’s weight capacity. Most scales will weigh up to 11 pounds, but some can go much higher. If you just want to weigh the occasional cup of flour, the streamlined and straight-forward models will be perfect. But there are some models that provide additional value, like calorie or readings in baker percentages.

Most scales run on batteries, but a few can be charged, so keep this in mind when shopping.

How We Selected

We considered all of the ways kitchen scales could be utilized, while also seeking out a variety of styles and budgets for those various uses. We sifted through hundreds of options, consulted experts, and reviewed consumer testimonials. From there, we selected the best options, at different price points, from reputable companies.

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Most Beloved
Escali Primo Precision Kitchen Food Scale

Key Specs

  • Power: 2 AA batteries (included)
  • Units Measured: ounces, pounds, grams
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 11 pounds (5,000 grams)

More than 83% of 10,000-plus reviewers on Amazon gave this scale 5 stars. The scale comes in multiple colors, is wallet-friendly, and super easy to use. 

This is the perfect scale for bakers who just want to measure how much something weighs, and leave it at that. The two-button operation is self-explanatory, and the plastic quick-clean scale comes with a lifetime warranty. It does require batteries, and comes with two AA in the box. 

One reviewer says, “I’ve been using this for more than six years now. It is incredibly useful.” Others say it is “consistent and accurate.”

My Weight Bakers Math Kitchen Scale
My Weigh
$43.00 (10% off)

Key Specs

  • Power: 3 AAA batteries (included)
  • Units Measured: ounces, pounds, grams
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 17 pounds, 6 ounces (8,000 grams)

This scale takes up more space than your average one, but it offers some bells and whistles that serious home bakers will appreciate. It will also take on more weight than most scales on the market, and it offers weights in baker’s percentages, which allows you to scale up or down in recipes. The removable stainless steel platform makes it easy to clean.

Reviewers say this is the “last kitchen scale you will ever need to buy,” with an “easy to read” display that is also “easy to switch between modes.”

Best Waterproof
KOIOS Food Scale

Key Specs

  • Power: USB cable
  • Units Measured: pounds, ounces, grams, milliliters
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 33 pounds

This premium scale is durable, while also being waterproof, making it spill proof and easier to clean than most scales. The touch-sensitive buttons make the user experience faster and easier. The scale comes with a two-year warranty. It is powered by USB cable, and once powered up will require charging only after a few months or so. 

Reviewers love the “sleek and stylish” design, and the “large weight capacity.” Others appreciate how compact and easy to store it is.

Most Stylish
GreaterGoods Digital Food Scale
Greater Goods
$13.88 (30% off)

Key Specs

  • Power: 1 CR2 battery (not included)
  • Units Measured: Grams, pounds & ounces, fluid ounces, or milliliters
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 11 pounds (5,000 grams)

If clunky, busy kitchen scales are weighing you down, this streamlined version will lighten your load. It’s also slim, but can measure up to 11 pounds, which is pretty much the industry standard. Furthermore, this stylish option—which comes in a range of colors—is easy and straight-forward to use. One CR2 battery is required, and is not included. 

One reviewer says this is a “great scale, at a good price, that looks great!” Another praises the “amazing” customer service and “consistent” accuracy.

Most Versatile Power Source
Kiaitre Digital Food Scale
$10.99 (21% off)

Key Specs

  • Power: 2 AAA (included) or USB cable
  • Units Measured: Grams, kilograms, pounds, ounces ,milliliters, milk milliliters
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 11 pounds (5,000 grams)

This Kiaitre digital scale has a contemporary, streamlined design. It gets high marks for its flexibility too, allowing you to either use 2 AAA batteries or a USB cable to power it up and down. It comes with both the cable and the batteries included, and is easy to clean. 

Reviewers say the “attractive,” “low-profile” scale is “accurate.” Others can’t believe how high the “quality” is considering the very “inexpensive” price point.

Best Budget
Ozeri Pronto Digital Scale

Key Specs

  • Power: 2 AAA batteries (included)
  • Units Measured: Grams, pounds, pounds:ounces, ounces, milliliters
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 11.34 pounds

If you don’t want to invest a lot of cash in your kitchen scale, this dependable model from Ozeri is worth a look. The weighing platform has been enlarged in this model, and the operations panel features two large buttons that issue an audible click when pushed. This model runs on 2 AAA batteries, which are included. 

Users love this “small food scale that can work within two decimal points.” Others praise how straightforward and “easy to use” it is.

Best for Dieters
Mackie Food Scale

Key Specs

  • Power: 3 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Units Measured: Ounces, pounds, grams, fluid ounces, milliliters
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 11 pounds (5,000 grams)

If you’re interested in the calorie content of the items you’re weighing, this scale is a great option. Not only will it deliver accurate weight measurements, it also features a proprietary calorie calculator and Macros calculator. It will also track your calorie count and the nutritional value of everything you weigh, including carbs, fat, sodium, protein, cholesterol, and fiber. The process is easy: put the food on the scale, type in a code, and check out the results. The scale comes with a 10-year warranty. 

Reviewers concerned about nutrition say this is “totally worth buying!!”

Best Smart Scale
Smart Food Nutrition Scale

Key Specs

  • Power: 3 AAA batteries (included)
  • Units Measured: Grams, pounds:ounces, ounces, milliliters, fluid ounces
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 11 pounds (5,000 grams)

This “smart” scale can be synced with a Gennec app, downloadable through the Apple Store or Google Play. It allows you to record and track meals, and contains more than 320,000 foods in its database. This scale is great for coffee lovers, with a special coffee maker function that will allow you to brew up the perfect cup. 

Reviewers love how easy it is to use and track their nutritional history. One fitness and health coach says it’s their go-to recommendation for “clients on their health journey. It syncs and records your foods and calorie intake, helping you achieve your goals.”

Best With Bowl
Crownful Digital Scale

Key Specs

  • Power: 2 AAA batteries (included)
  • Units Measured: Pounds:ounces, grams, kilograms, milliliters, plus a separate mode for weighing liquid or milk volume
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 11 pounds (5,000 grams)

This scale comes with a high-quality stainless steel mixing bowl that is removable and can be used for anything. The built-in food-safe bowl is handy for bakers who want to precisely measure their ingredients, and then mix everything in the same bowl. The scale comes with a 12-month warranty. The scale requires 2 AAA batteries to operate, which are included in the package. 

Reviewers say this scale is “great,” and “does the job without any fuss.” One user says it has become a multi-purpose scale, and has even used it to “monitor kitten weights.”

Best Bamboo Finish
Escali Arti Kitchen Scale
$30.08 (40% off)

Key Specs

  • Power: 2 AA batteries (included)
  • Units Measured: ounces, pounds:ounces, grams, fluid ounces, milliliters
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 15 pounds

Fans of wood paneling, we have the scale for you! It’s a practical, high-capacity, straight-forward model, and it looks pretty awesome. The tap and touch controls are easy to use, and the scale is simple to wipe clean. 2 AA batteries are required, and included in the package. 

Reviewers say this is “perfectly accurate, easy to use, a breeze to clean.” Others love the “cool” look and say it is much “longer lasting than other scales I’ve tried.”

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