11 best kitchen scales

*Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, it is not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. It is necessary to consult with an expert before purchase.

Kitchen scales belong to the class of so-called “small home appliances”, and in view of the relative affordability to establish production, this kind of products are in the range of very many manufacturers. Expertology experts have analyzed the market and prepared a rating of 12 best models of kitchen scales by price, quality and functionality. Based on the results of this study, we present you an overview of all these models in terms of parameters such as minimum price and form factor (bowl or platform). In addition, we will consider two models of mechanical scales and such an interesting technological solution as a scale-spoon.

How to choose a kitchen scale

According to the type scales are divided into three groups:

  1. Manual (changeless), When the product in the bag is suspended on the hook of the device, the weight is determined by the tension of the internal spring, which is connected to an external scale. Today, in addition to mechanical hand scales, there are electronic models. It is a handy option for fishermen, cottagers, when you need to weigh in the field.
  2. Mechanical– Progenitors of modern electronic scales, but instead of a “smart” microcomputer inside they have a spring independent from batteries and an electrical outlet. They are durable and relatively accurate, relatively inexpensive, but they are on sale not so often anymore.
  3. Electronic– the most popular and actual type of kitchen scales. They often resemble a small microcomputer, not only measure weight, some models help calculate the amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, have a memory function.

What else you need to pay attention to?

Type of supply

Mechanical scales with an internal spring are autonomous, they do not need electric power supply. Electronic models are another matter. They require either batteries (AA, AAA, round flat of different diameters), or, which is less common, connection to the electric network.

Tip:to preserve the battery life longer during inactivity of the scales even in the turned off state, insert them only when you use the device.

Another way to update batteries less often is to choose lithium batteries, they have a longer life itself.

Weighing limits and error

  1. the maximum load limit is an important indicator that can range from 2 to 5 kg, sometimes more. For those who are engaged in canning for the winter, this parameter should be the maximum, for people who need to weigh only a portion of a dish in a plate or a small amount of food, the range of 2-3 kg will be enough.
  2. The lower limit is also an important indicator, it can be from 1 to 20 grams. The smaller it is, the more accurate the weighing result is.

The error of electronic scales should not exceed 10 grams. For the kitchen, the limit of 0.1 – 10 grams is enough, with a minimum value, the device can be used to determine the weight of any objects – beads, seeds, the most accurate scales of pharmacists and jewelers. Mechanical models usually have a step of 20 grams, they are not particularly accurate.

Controls

Mechanical scales have no buttons; they have a spring mechanism connected to a scale with a slider cursor indicating the weight. Electronic devices have touch or push-button controls.

The most budgetary option – scales with buttons, usually it is on, off and reset the weight of the container, sometimes switching units. Another thing – a touch panel. It is good if the buttons on it are separate, responsible for individual functions. If the on and off button is the same, you may have to get used to pushing it to get the desired value, rather than fixing the “minus” of the tare, for example.

Display and backlight

Electronic models of kitchen scales have a display, it shows the value of food weight in grams. You should be guided by its size – the bigger, the better the figures are visible. If the display has a backlight, you can measure the weight in a room with low light. Luminous digits are also a good solution.

Some models of scales have a display unit that can be pulled out, some have a display that shows time while idle.

Design

By the construction of the scale we mean the bowl or the platform on which the products are placed for weighing. The platform is convenient in that it allows you to weigh food in dishes for cooking or in storage containers, as well as large-sized preparations, such as frozen meat and fish. In addition, it is easy to care for – wipe with a rag and that’s it.

The bowl is useful for determining the weight of loose and liquid ingredients, for preparing, for example, dough or sauce when the ingredients must be poured strictly according to the recipe. The container should be removable, ideally with a spout for gently pouring over liquids and pouring over dry products. Bowl can be plastic, glass or made of stainless steel. Metal is the most durable, glass is the most environmentally friendly but fragile option, plastic is the cheapest material, but not particularly resistant to hot foods. You should choose according to your preferences and the life expectancy of the device.

additional functions

In addition to weight detection, scales can haveadditional functions:

  1. Capacity weight deduction, convenient for weighing in crockery;
  2. Consistent weighing with zeroing of each result without removing food from the pan or platform;
  3. timer to turn the scales off when there is no activity or as an independent time meter, for example, when cooking;
  4. Low battery warning;
  5. automatic switch-off and switch-on;
  6. change of weight units (grams, kilograms, ounces, pounds-ounce);
  7. memory function;
  8. warning about exceeding the permissible weight;
  9. Protein, fat and carbohydrate counts. For the scale to count them, you must enter the product code on the control panel. Expensive scales have this function;
  10. hanging on the wall for storage;
  11. the clock on the display.

Manufacturers do everything to attract the attention of the buyer “stuffing” devices. But not all of the functions built into the device are useful in practice. Choose the ones you really need.

What company should buy a kitchen scale?

First of all let’s find out brands and producers, because today’s globalization of production makes it difficult for an average consumer to decide if it is worth it to deal with a certain brand…

Let’s start with well-known brands with a deep history and impeccable reputation, to which there are no complaints about the true origin and honesty in terms of country of manufacture.

  1. Beurerhas a century-long history (founded in 1919) and is well known throughout the world for the quality of its products. Production facilities are located in Europe – in Germany and Hungary.
  2. Brand name

    rofiCookalso German and is part of the famous Clatronic Group holding company. The company specializes in small appliances. However, the production of kitchen scales takes place in China. This, however, does not affect the quality of products.

  3. The products of the Italian company deserve a warm welcomeCasa Bugatti(nothing to do with the famous French car brand). It’s all about style, glitz and prestige. And of course, high quality. Production is mostly in Italy itself.
  4. The history of the German companySOEHNLEhas been around for over 140 years. This is also an honest German brand with all the positive aspects. For example, the company has been producing kitchen scales specifically since 1986, so its products are definitely worth a look.
  5. Some “stand out” in this list is the brandRedmond– A shining example of globalization and international trends in manufacturing. It was founded by several investors from different countries – the US, Canada and Israel. And from the very beginning, the company has positioned the brand as an international one. Redmond registers separate trademarks for representatives in each country where it opens an office. This is done to counteract counterfeit. In Russia Redmond is associated with the company Tekhnosila, and sometimes in the web you can come across the information, saying that this is a Russian brand. It is not so.
  6. A few words aboutMaxwell. And this is a really Russian brand that belongs to GC “Golden Electronics”. The same holding company also owns another well-known brand – VITEK. Maxwell entered the market after the global crisis of 2008, when the demand for inexpensive appliances increased and consumers decidedly refused to overpay for a brand name.
  7. ViTESSE– Entirely Russian brand. Budget-priced appliances made in China. Because of a truly shameless positioning of the brand as a French company, the company even had a serious problem with the Federal Antimonopoly Service a few years ago. After that it “corrected itself” and removed from the official website and product labels all mentions of France, leaving only the French flag in some places, as it does not bind anything. Despite all these tricks, ViTESSE appliances meet all the requirements of Russian Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, are of high quality and inexpensive.
  8. Mechanical kitchen scalesGipfelAre positioned as a German, but not as zealously as it was just a few years ago. The company had exactly the same problems with the FAS as Vitesse, after which they had to treat branding a little more honestly. “A little” because about the origin of the brand, as well as the country of manufacturer is still not known. It is believed that the brand has Russian roots, but Gipfel appliances are still manufactured in China – there is nothing unexpected here.
  9. And finally,Endever. This brand is part of the Kromax Group holding company portfolio (Russia), along with such brands as iBang and Kromax. Scales of this brand are made in China.

Rating of the best kitchen scales

NominationPlaceNamePrice
The best cheap kitchen scales up to 1000 rubles1REDMOND RS-M7231 013 €
2GALAXY GL 2803670 €
Rating of the best electronic scales with a bowl1Beurer KS 542 409 €
2The Bugatti UMA 5612 750 €
3

rofiCook PC-KW 1040

2 196 €
4Vitesse VS-6012 641 €
The best electronic scales with a platform1Caso L152 690 €
2Soehnle 67080 Page Profi3 390 €
Best mechanical kitchen scales1GIPFEL 56873 990 €
2Tescoma 634560 Delhcia2 159 €
The Best Cooking Scale – Measuring Spoon1ENDEVER KS-513550 €

The best inexpensive kitchen scales under 1000 rubles

Let’s start with the models of the lowest price segment, buying which you can get within 1000 rubles. Expertology specialists have identified two models of electronic scales of different designs – “platform” and “cup”. These models are considered by experts to be the most efficient of those that can be purchased at such an affordable price. Both models support automatic shutdown, turocompensation, discharge indication and overweight.

REDMOND RS-M723

Rating: 4.9

REDMOND RS-M723

REDMOND RS-M723 Electronic Kitchen Scale is made in China. This is an inexpensive compact device with dimensions of 2x23x17.5 cm and weighing 0.4 kg. There are 4 sensors of weight – one in each leg, and users note that the scales centered correctly enough products, regardless of their location on the platform. Weighing upper limit – 5 kg. 1g accuracy.

In this model, literally everything is aimed at maximum cheapness, so some may be upset by the obvious cheapness of the body and the metal platform. The latter, by the way, is positioned as stainless steel, but in fact the metal is still somewhat prone to corrosion – this is noted by many buyers.

Not the strongest point of the scales and the batteries “pills” (included), which are not sold in any store. But to change them is extremely rare – the scales work for years without changing batteries.

In general, the functionality of the scales is very laconic, except for weighing, they do not have any other functions.

Prices: 701 – 999 rubles.

Advantages

  • compactness;
  • Correctly centers objects being weighed;
  • attractive design;

Disadvantages

  • metal parts are rusty;
  • Battery – “pills” CR2032;
  • inconvenient power button;

GALAXY GL 2803

Rating: 4.8

GALAXY GL 2803

Kitchen scales of Chinese brand GALAXY GL 2803, which, in contrast to the leader in the category, equipped with a bowl with a capacity of 2.2 liters. It can be used to knead foods added strictly according to a recipe to make different dishes – doughs, sauces, other complex compositions. Display, by the way, they have a backlit, and the control button – “tare” includes the device and subtracts the weight of the used containers (yes, a cup can be exchanged for any suitable diameter dish), and “measure” changes the unit. Accuracy of the result is high – within one gram, weighing range up to 5 kg.

Bowl of scales is plastic, it is practical on the one hand – it will not be broken, on the other hand – not very suitable for measuring the weight of hot products. It is possible to use, for example, a plate instead of it.

Scales are powered by two AAA miniature batteries, the display has a charge and overload indicator. The device will automatically shut off when there is no load.

Prices: 630-1240 rubles.

Advantages

  • convenient membrane buttons;
  • backlit display;
  • The bowl can be removed and replaced with another container;
  • weighing up to 5 kg with accuracy to the gramme.

Disadvantages

  • plastic bowl.

Rating of the best electronic scales with a bowl

Now examining the models of kitchen scales according to their design – and without getting into cost considerations. Let’s start with the electronic scale of “bowl” design.

Beurer KS 54

Rating: 4.9

Beurer KS 54

Among scales with a bowl in the opinion of buyers leading Beurer KS 54 – a modern kitchen gadget at a reasonable price. This is a device with a stainless steel bowl, large display, easy to use buttons to turn on, reset the tare weight, change the measure of weight from grams to ounces, set the timer. In addition, the scales show the temperature in the room, but when you fill the bowl with hot food this indicator can fail. The tank is made of the same stainless steel and has a volume of 1.5 liters, which is not enough for mixing large portions of food, but it can be removed and washed in the dishwasher.

Beurer KS 54 measures the weight of products in the range of 1 gram. up to 5 kg, and with high precision. The scales work with a pair of little AAA batteries, but there is no charge indicator on the display.

Prices: 2990-3490 rubles.

Advantages

  • there is a built-in timer and thermometer;
  • convenient to operate with the help of buttons;
  • Removable stainless steel bowl;
  • large measuring range.

Disadvantages

  • it does not have enough backlight.

Bugatti UMA 56

Rating: 4.8

Bugatti UMA 56

Bugatti UMA 56 electronic scale with a bowl is an example of real Italian premium-class small home appliances. The brand products are made in Italy and China, and exactly where they assemble scales of this model, it is not known. But this is not so important, since the name Casa Bugatti so famous throughout the world and so prestigious that the quality of products is beyond doubt. Even the names of the designers who worked on the external appearance of UMA 56 are known: Innocenzo Rifino and Lorenzo Ruggieri.

The device has a very original form-factor of a suspended bowl. Dimensions – 220x220x240 mm, weight – 1.15 kg. Removable cup material – high quality plastic. The working part and the rack is covered with bright chrome finish. The upper limit of weighing – 3 kg. Accuracy – 1g.

In the set of functions there is a sequential weighing, but, unfortunately, there is no measurement of liquid volume, which for a bowl scale can be considered a disadvantage. But it does have a timer, which helps you with speedy cooking. A big plus of scales – powered by two AAA batteries (“little fingers”), which you can buy anywhere.

Prices: 4990 – 11990

Advantages

  • impeccable accuracy;
  • premium brand;
  • timer;
  • AAA batteries;
  • exceptionally original design;

Disadvantages

  • No measurement of the volume of liquids;
  • high price.

rofiCook PC-KW 1040

Rating: 4.8

ProfiCook PC-KW 1040

rofiCook PC-KW 1040 is a middle range kitchen scale, brand name is German, but made in China. The design of scales – a bowl, and both parts – the bowl and the body of the module of stainless steel. The design is quite interesting and the build is of high quality.

The dimensions of the device are 21x10x21 cm, but it weighs only 0.5 kg. The capacity of the bowl is pretty decent – 2 liters, and the bowl itself is removable and completely covers the work module in the upside down state. The load limit is 5 kg.

Repeated tests by enthusiasts with reference weights have shown high precision scales that fully “fit” the stated division price of 1 g. Disadvantage – it does not provide for sequential weighing.

Works ProfiCook PC-KW 1040 from two AA batteries.

Price: 1714 – 2099 rubles.

Advantages

  • capacious bowl;
  • AA batteries;
  • volume measurement of liquids;
  • high accuracy;
  • the metal housing and the bowl;

Disadvantages

  • no sequential weighing.

Vitesse VS-601

Rating: 4.7

Vitesse VS-601

Kitchen scales of the Russian brand Vitesse VS-601 are made in China on the production facilities of Shenzhen Bingfengzuoyue Company

ade Co., Ltd. Dimensions of the device in the package are 21,50×10,50×22,00 cm. Weight without packing – 542 g.

As the container for weighing in Vitesse VS-601 is used a bowl with the capacity of 2 l. The upper limit of weighing is 5 kg, and the accuracy of 1 g. This model has a fairly wide functionality. In addition to the standard tare and auto-off, there is a timer with alarm, thermometer, sequential weighing, discharge and overload indication, manual shutdown.

Scales are powered by 9-volt battery type “Krone”. Such batteries are not sold everywhere, but they need to be replaced quite rarely.

Prices: 2399 – 2440 rubles.

Advantages

  • high accuracy;
  • Bright contrast display;
  • Low battery indication;
  • broad functionality;

Disadvantages

  • relatively high price;
  • Crohn’s battery.

The best electronic scales with a platform

Now consider a group of scales of another type of design, where a flat platform is used as the basis for weighing. Our experts found the following models worthy of attention: Beurer KS 48, Soehnle 67080 Page Profi and REDMOND SkyScales 741S.

Caso L15

Rating: 4.9

Caso L15

Caso L15 electronic kitchen scales are made of stainless steel and have an ergonomic body, a large platform and a large display with luminous digits. The functions are minimal – resetting tare weight, switching units, all done by the touch keys.

Caso L15 scales differ from previously represented models with increased load limit – up to 15 kg, but with accuracy to the gramme. Their platform is also large – 30×22 cm. Remarkably, the display is on the side edge and is not covered by large products to read the result. Scales are indispensable in professional kitchens and in the households of those who like to make preserves in large quantities – it is easier to measure the amount of products for large batches. The device is powered from the mains or from a built-in battery, the charge of which is shown on the display. There is also an overload indication – this will help to avoid failure of internal mechanisms in case of improper use.

Prices: 2370-2690 rubles.

Advantages

  • Weight measurement up to 15 kg;
  • luminous digits on the display;
  • Large steel platform;
  • built-in battery.

Disadvantages

  • are not defined.

Soehnle 67080 Page Profi

Rating: 4.8

Soehnle 67080 Page Profi

Kitchen scales Soehnle 67080 Page Profi – this device “honest” and very famous German brand with a long history, but they are made in China. In this case it cannot be considered a disadvantage as the head office of Soehnle takes great care of the product quality, that is why the assembling is exactly the strong point of this model scale.

The Soehnle 67080 Page Profi is an outstanding kitchen scale in its own way, as the upper limit of the scale is almost unprecedented – as much as 15 kg! Admittedly, this wonderful feature has a downside – the accuracy of weighing small scales in this model is “tense”.

Users have had isolated cases where liquid got inside the case, and then the scoreboard would work chaotically. Disassembling and wiping would fix the problem. We emphasize – these were isolated cases, which may well be qualified as a rare factory defect.

Many users praise this model for the Hold function, which allows you to fix the result, and for the long pause of 4.5 minutes before it automatically shuts off. If anyone finds the pause too long, the scales have a manual override.

Prices: 4126 – 4297 rubles.

Advantages

  • the upper weighing limit is 15 kg;
  • large platform;
  • 5 years warranty;
  • high-quality workmanship;
  • long autoshutoff time;
  • The possibility of fixing the result;
  • stylish and “expensive” appearance;

Disadvantages

  • high price;
  • dirty platform surface.

Rating of the best mechanical kitchen scales

Finally, consider another category of scales – mechanical, which may even surprise some by the very fact of its existence against a background of super accurate and inexpensive electronic scales. The mechanical kitchen scale is in fact still in production today and is still in great demand. There are plenty of consumers who don’t need precision weighing, and a mechanical scale is simple, understandable, can’t “glitch” by definition, and they don’t need any batteries. After all, so many people simply don’t trust electronics.

GIPFEL 5687

Rating: 4.9

GIPFEL 5687

Of the good old classic scales, the GIPFEL 5687 is the one in the lead today in terms of references and customer demand. This is a model with a metal bowl and a large dial with a scale of up to 5 kg in 20 gram increments. With them you can not stand perfect accuracy, but for weighing conventionally large batches of food in the kitchen, they will do.

Users like the look of the GIPFEL 5687, they note the relative accuracy and the ease of use of the device.

Prices: 3990 rubles.

Advantages

  • large dial;
  • Removable cup made of steel;
  • weighing up to 5 kg.

Disadvantages

  • High error step of 20 grams.

Tescoma 634560 Delhcia

Rating: 4.8

Tescoma 634560 Delhcia

Mechanical scales Tescoma 634560 Delhcia have a plastic bowl with a handle and a spout for draining or transferring food after weighing, it is convenient to immediately prepare dishes, adding new products portion by portion. Generally speaking, you can use any type of container, its weight is counted by turning the scale. True, the numbers on it are small, not all users like it.

Scales are suitable for weighing a small amount of products – only up to 2.2 kg in increments of 20 grams. With this device, high accuracy is not to be expected.

Prices: 1480-2460 rubles.

Advantages

  • convenient plastic bowl;
  • You can weigh liquids;
  • optimum accuracy.

Disadvantages

  • The numbers on the scale are small;
  • low weighing limit only up to 2.2 kg.

Better kitchen scales – measuring spoon

And to conclude our review, consider something unusual and interesting. This scales – measuring spoon. The task of spoon scales is to measure ultra-small weights – units of grams or even less. The need for such precision arises when cooking especially delicate dishes. Our experts have allocated a single model – ENDEVER KS-513, as such devices are still just beginning to conquer the market, and the great choice is not yet.

ENDEVER KS-513

Rating: 4.9

ENDEVER KS-513

Scale scales ENDEVER KS-513 – this is quite interesting, and even fun electronic device. Produced in China. The device is made in a rather elegant design style, and in the kitchen in the high-tech style will fit perfectly.

The range of allowable weights is from 0.1 g to 300 g, and this is where the problems begin. Many users note that the scales spoon ENDEVER KS-513 and close does not show the declared accuracy of 0.1 g. For the most part, the accuracy starts from 1g, as in the normal electronic kitchen scales. However, there are still reviews where users claim that at the very beginning of operation the device still demonstrates accuracy below 1g for a while, but still not at all 0.1 g. We can only hope that future models will eliminate this drawback.

It is recommended not to weigh by weight, as the weight sensor is very sensitive and literally “weighs the air”. It is better to set the weighing spoon on a flat surface and immediately fix the measured weight with a button.

Prices: 430 – 640 rubles.

Advantages

  • the original form factor;
  • powered by AAA batteries;
  • stylish design;

Disadvantages

  • no promised 0.1 g accuracy
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