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The Best Kitchen Scales on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about blenders, a collapsible salad spinner, a zoodle-maker, and even a humble-but-effective strawberry huller before, we’ve gone deep here on the best kitchen and food scales you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best digital kitchen scale

Ozeri ZK14-T Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Teal Blue
$15 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 13,430 reviews

“I wanted a food scale to help me better understand my portion sizes. (What does three ounces of fish actually look like??) I looked at more expensive scales, but settled on this. I am very happy with this scale! It is simple, but effective. I just put a plate on the scale, press the ‘tare’ button to set the scale to zero, and then put on the food that I want to weigh. It also has a button that can change between units of measurement. That’s all there is, but that’s all I need! It tucks away in a kitchen drawer when not in use, but is attractive enough to sit out on the counter if you wanted to do that.”

Best all-stainless-steel digital kitchen scale

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale With Wider Platform
$17 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 6,479 reviews

“We couldn’t be happier so far with this product from Etekcity. It is small, looks beautiful, easy to clean, and is accurate in its measurements. And even my husband can use it! We love that you can quickly change from grams to ounces, and the ‘tare’ function is very, very useful. And to top it off, the price was more than right. We would probably pay more for something like this that has made our kitchen life and meal planning so much easier.”

Best stainless-steel digital kitchen scale for $10

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Digital Kitchen Scale With LCD Display
$11 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 1,513 reviews

“The best food scale I have used and at a third of the price of most other food scales. Raised platform makes weighing larger foods easy, and the buttons have a tangible feel that makes taring and switching measuring units effortlessly, if you have used scales with touch buttons, you know how annoying it is to get them to register. Has been really durable, I even soaked it accidentally, and once I let it dry on its side on a sunny window pane, it started working perfectly again. Another great thing about this scale is that it uses standard AAA batteries and not the expensive and sometimes hard-to-find round cell batteries of a lot of other scales. I bought two of these for myself, one I use and one as a backup, and still paid less than I would have for one of the other less ergonomic or efficient scales.”

Best stainless-steel digital kitchen scale with 15-pound capacity

EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale—15 lb. Capacity
$40 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 981 reviews

“I bought this as a gift for my husband to use for his coffee and home brewing — he LOVES it! I’ve started using it for cooking and baking, too, to divide my dough properly for pie crust, or make sure I use the right amount of meat for a recipe. I love the wide base and large numbers, the easy-wipe screen, and its slim profile. I lay it on its side and slide it into an already-packed cabinet, so it takes up next to no space at all! We’ve had it for a couple of years now, and it still works like a dream.”

Best stainless-steel digital kitchen scale for baking

Bakers Math Kitchen Scale — KD8000 Scale by My Weight, Silver
$36 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 1,074 reviews

“This scale is easy to use. It has all the functions that you would need when you are baking. I got it for bread baking, and it has made things a lot easier for me. If you weigh your ingredients, you don’t need measuring spoons and cups, so the cleanup is a breeze. I also love that this scale has a baker’s percentage function, which allows you to scale up or down a recipe using baker’s percentages without having to do all the math. This is a really helpful tool.”

Best stainless-steel digital kitchen scale with pull-out display

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale With Pull-Out Display, 11-Pound
$50 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 1,358 reviews

“Best kitchen scale I have ever used. I have purchased two of these now; the first one finally died after [over] four years of HEAVY home use. I love that you can pull out the screen to see the readout when using a large or bulky bowl. Sometimes I just throw a light cutting board on top to measure out ingredients and love that I can still see the units.”

Best glass digital kitchen scale

AccuWeight Digital Kitchen Scale
$11 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 2,313 reviews

“Much more accurate than my Weight Watchers scale, which seemed to have issues with anything less than ten grams or when removing slight excess from my measuring beaker. I use [this] mainly for baking, as many ingredients are difficult to measure accurately, since they trap air (cocoa powder, superfine flour, powdered sugar, etc.), and have converted my recipes to grams for this reason. I’ve already used the ‘tare’ feature with everything from zip bags and parchment sheets to (heavy) Pyrex measuring cups and am very pleased with the results. I love the easy-clean glass top. I’m looking forward to using my new scale for my cooking and baking this holiday season. Come to think of it, at this price I bet there are a few on my list who’d love one of these as a gift!”

Best digital kitchen scale with nutrition-facts display

Greater Goods Nourish Digital Kitchen Food Scale and Portions Nutritional Facts Display
$40 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 569 reviews

“This is the absolute best food scale on the market! I have owned various food scales, as I am constantly trying to find one that best suits my needs. Well, the search is over. As a person who tracks their macronutrient intake (protein, carbs, fat), this scale has made my life so easy. I just type in the food code (which you can find in the convenient food booklet included), place my food on the scale, and it tells me the exact nutrition facts for my food! You can also program up to 99 of your own food codes in. Most food scales just tell you how much your food weighs, but this one literally tells you everything you could possible need to know about your food. Seeing the nutrition facts before you eat something is sure to guide you into making more health-conscious choices. The scale is also super easy to clean. The top of it is glass, and there is nowhere for food to get stuck.”

Best plastic digital kitchen scale

Greater Goods Digital Kitchen Scale / Food Scale
$10 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 1,852 reviews

“I have been using my old scale for years and years. I was a little skeptical about this scale when I saw the price and all the functionality. However, I have been extremely pleased with it. The scale is lightweight, which means I use it a lot because it doesn’t take up too much space … I love that I can easily switch between all the weights and measurements, especially since so many labels use all sorts of different measurements. It can handle the weight of my cups, bowls, and plates in addition to the food.”

Best analog kitchen scale

Taylor Stainless Steel Analog Kitchen Scale, 11 Lb. Capacity
$25 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 390 reviews

“This kitchen scale is great and it looks good enough to display on the countertop between uses. The tray it comes with is great and easy to clean after use, although dishwasher-safe, I just hand-wash it right after use with just warm water and soap. I recommend this scale to anyone who needs one. It looks just like the one my grandmother used when I was growing up. Just beautiful and accurate.”

Best digital kitchen scale with removable plastic bowl

Etekcity Digital Food Scale and Multifunction Kitchen Weight Scale With Removable Bowl
$19 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 1,416 reviews

“Great little scale, I love that the bowl doubles as a scale protector when flipped and can also go in the dishwasher when needed. The scale is super easy to operate. Know that you can convert from grams to ounces with a small switch on the bottom. Has changed the way I prepare food.”

Best digital kitchen scale with removable stainless-steel bowl

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale With Removable Bowl
$18 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 2,016 reviews

“I really love this scale. It is very durable, and the display is easy to read. I have had scales in the past that were really flimsy, and I couldn’t get an accurate reading. When you place food into this bowl, you get a reading immediately and the numbers don’t bounce around and change like scales I have used in the past. I love that this scale comes with a mixing bowl, so it is multipurpose, and this bowl is really good quality … The temperature function is really nice, and it is something I hadn’t personally seen on food scales … I give this scale five stars because it is the best one I have used.”

OXO Good Grips Portable Compact Healthy Portions Diet Scale
$13 at Amazon

4.7 stars, 107 reviews

“It feels weird to rave about a little kitchen scale, but I will, and here is why: It’s so sturdy. It’s very solid and doesn’t feel flimsy at all. It’s compact. The top flips over to encase the bottom, so it’s easy to store without ruining the spring mechanism because the lid protects it. It’s easy to calibrate. Instead of those horrible screw functions where you turn the knob until it reads zero, the whole thing turns around to zero … So easy!! It’s easy to read, and it’s metric on one side and imperial on the other. Perfect! Exactly what I wanted and more!”

Best portable digital food scale

American Weigh 1KG Digital Pocket Scale, 1000 x 0.1g
$13 at Amazon

4.2 stars, 2,554 reviews

“Excellent scale. I carry it in my pocket when I go to eat, so I can weigh my foods. Almost the exact size of my iPhone 5s. Amazingly accurate and easy to understand. Measures in grams as the default [and can] handle up to one kilogram.”

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The Best Kitchen Scales on Amazon, According to Reviewers