There we have it! Our list of the most convenient food scales for professional chefs or even aspiring ones that love to spend time in the kitchen more than anywhere else. The precision of your ingredients has a big effect on your food preparations. It’s much more accurate to weight them than to fill them into a measuring cup.
#4: American Weigh Scales SC-2KG Digital Pocket Scale
This food scale weighs in increments of 0.1 gram, has a tare button, and offers a small but brightly backlit screen. It has a nice plastic cover that protects the scale from damage whenever you want to store it in a crowded utensil drawer. It is very responsive with a slight delay when reading. It offers accuracy at a very affordable price. However, the push buttons are more prone to water damage.
#3: My Weigh KD8000
This food scale is perfect for serious bakers who make a lot of bread or want to prepare large batches of food at once. It has the highest weighing capacity, at 17 pounds, 6 ounces. It can give you the flexibility to disable the automatic-off function as well as the backlight. It is also accurate and very responsive in weighing your ingredients. This scale can also run on a DC 5 V 300 mA AC adapter (not included). You can remove its stainless steel weighing platform for cleaning. It includes a removable plastic cover that protects the interface.
#2: Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale
This food scale is way too inexpensive but excellent in accurately weighing your food. It has a shorter auto-off function, it’s slightly slower at reading weights, and it comes with a shorter warranty. It has two buttons: one to turn the unit off or on and to tare ingredients, and another to switch the unit of measure between grams, ounces, pounds, and pounds plus ounces. However, its screen isn’t backlit, but its elevated weighing platform still allows you to read the scale.
#1: Escali Primo Digital Scale
This scale made it to the top of our list for the best food scales you can buy. It weighs faster than other scales and with the most accurate one. It is a lightweight and compact scale that won’t take up too much space in a drawer or cupboard. It has two buttons: one to turn the unit off or on and to tare, and another to switch the unit of measure between grams, ounces, and pounds plus ounces.It is capable of weighing ingredients between 1 gram and 5,000 grams (about 11 pounds). Plus, is available in nine different colors. Lastly, it has the longest battery lifespan so you don’t need to replace batteries all the time.