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The Best Bathroom Scales on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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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 products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written before about a variety of bathroom décor — including the best full-length mirrors and a roundup of cheap (but expensive-looking) bathroom accents — here we’ve rounded up the bathroom scales as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated bathroom scale

With over 20,000 five-star reviews, this bathroom scale gets top marks for its stylish glass design, consistent and accurate readings, and simple functionality. “No bells and whistles, just an excellent scale,” writes one customer. Another reviewer, who reports having this scale “for about five years,” praises it as “easy to read, accurate, reliable, and gorgeous.” Many also love that it turns on right away once you step on it. “There is no need to tap it like other, older versions of digital scales.” It might seem like a small detail, but over 500 purchasers mention this as one of their favorite features. The large “easy to read” backlit display also receives heaps of praise. One reviewer even writes, “It’s so easy to read that my husband can read these even without his glasses.” Another sums it up: “You don’t have to spend a fortune to have accuracy in keeping up with your weight. This great scale is a pleasure to use on a daily basis.”

Best-rated (less expensive) bathroom scale

BalanceFrom Digital Scale
$12

Close to 300 verified purchasers mention the “great price” of this scale while giving it a five-star review. “We needed a second scale for the downstairs bath, and so I went for, really, the least expensive,” one reviewer writes. “I AM DELIGHTED! Nice-looking, lightweight but sturdy, and, wonder of wonders, it records pounds, kilograms, and stones (finally, my British guests will be satisfied).” Sharing a sentiment expressed by many other reviewers, one shopper notes, “I was a bit overwhelmed by all the options. I tried researching brands and comparing features, but after a while, I stopped and just searched by price and picked the first thing I really liked the look of.” After praising this scale’s simple setup, bright screen, and attractive design, they conclude, “I’ve had the scale for about a month now, batteries are still going strong, and I’m very happy with my purchase.”

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Best simple bathroom scale

Close to 15,000 reviewers give this bathroom scale a five-star rating, with many raving about its accuracy and simplicity. “I appreciate the fact that it does one thing and one thing only; it weighs things. It doesn’t calculate your BMI, it doesn’t ask you to program different members of the household, and it doesn’t connect via Bluetooth to your smart devices.” Another adds, “As far as ease of use, you can’t get any better here. Just step on the scale and it works. No tapping, no calibrating, nothing.”

Best minimalist bathroom scale

Greater Goods Digital Bathroom Scale
$16

This affordable and straightforward scale made it onto our expert-recommended list of digital bathroom scales. According to registered dietician Brooke Alpert, it’s “a great go-to scale that is inexpensive, accurate, and easy to use.” The vast majority of reviewers online seem to agree Alpert; over 5,500 weighed in to give it five stars. One lauds it as “lovely and oh-so-accurate,” adding that “it makes weigh-ins just a little bit more fun.” Many others write how happy they were to find a quality device at such a low price. As one purchaser puts it, “I thought a scale this nice could never be so affordable, so I’m thankfully wrong.” Another says, “Accurate, sleek, and cheap. What’s not to love?”

Best glass bathroom scale

Taylor Glass and Chrome Digital Bathroom Scale
$32

“First of all, the photo on the web page does not do the scale justice,” writes one purchaser. “It’s really a beautiful work of art in addition to being a great scale.” And while many satisfied customers also praise the “easy to read” large display and accurate and reliable measurements, they keep coming back to its stylish glass and chrome design. “When I first got it, I told my husband ‘It is so pretty’ and he said ‘How can a scale be pretty?’ Then he saw it sitting on the floor and said ‘You’re right it is pretty.’” Some also mention that the clear glass platform helps the scale “blend in” with their bathrooms since you can see the floor below. “Love the way it just blends into the floor,” writes one purchaser, while another even suggests that “the thick glass design makes your bathroom look bigger because you can see through to the floor.”

Best stainless steel bathroom scale

$21

Many reviewers are drawn to this scale because they trust the sturdiness of stainless steel over any other platform material. “It is so sleek and slim, fits in the corner of my bathroom without getting in the way,” writes one purchaser. Another adds that the low profile design makes it “easy to store under a cabinet.” Dozens also praise the stainless steel as “easy to clean.” One writes, “Love the stainless steel finish, so attractive and easy to clean.” As for the best cleaning method, one reviewer suggests “just a Clorox wipe and it’s shiny again,” while another says all you need is “a sprinkle of water and a cloth.” As one purchaser sums it up: “Meets my two requirements of easy-to-read large numbers and no buttons or tabs to activate … A bonus is the sleek look and easy-to-clean stainless steel.”

Best nonslip bathroom scale

“If you weigh yourself after you hop out of the shower, you won’t slip,” writes one customer of this textured scale. And while some were concerned the “bumps” on the platform might be uncomfortable, the vast majority report enjoying the nubby design because it helps them feel more secure when standing on the scale. “The little bumps feel like they’re massaging my feet,” one customer notes. Many also mention that this scale is a bit wider than most, which adds to the sense of stability. “Very accurate readings and the bumps and wide base keep you stable,” writes one purchaser. Another praises it as “extra wide and easy to step on. No teetering on a tiny scale.” For all these reasons, a large number of purchasers recommend this scale to anyone who is recovering from injuries or otherwise concerned about balance. As one writes, “I bought this for my mother who is in her 80s. She likes how big the numbers are and feels secure when getting on the scale.”

Best extra-wide bathroom scale