Kitchen scale

The best kitchen scale for 2021

Our choice

One of the most accurate scales we’ve tested, the Escali Primo reads quickly in 1 gram or 0.05 ounce increments, has a capacity of up to 11 pounds (or 5 kilograms), and will stay on for approximately four minutes before turning automatically disabled. The interface is extremely simple with only two buttons: one to change the measurement unit, one to tare and turn on or off. L’Escali has been our favorite scale since 2017, and we are happy with its hold over time.

Budget choice

Ozeri Pronto Multifunction Digital Kitchen and Food Scale

The Ozeri Pronto Kitchen and Kitchen Scale looks and feels like our top pick with a few minor differences. Like our top pick, it weighs in 1 gram or 0.05 ounce increments, and in our testing we found it to be just as accurate, a bit more with heavier weights. However, it turns off automatically after about two minutes, about half the time that the Escali. We also found it to be a bit slower, often requiring two seconds to read very small weights.

Upgrade Choice

My weight KD8000

My weight KD8000

For a little more money, this scale offers advanced features, a backlit display, a removable platform and the ability to turn off the auto-off function.

Purchase options

* At the time of publication, the price was $ 50.

The My Weigh KD8000 is much larger and costs a bit more than our top pick, but it does offer a few extras that serious bakers will appreciate. It’s about as fast and accurate as our top pick, but has a massive capacity of up to 17 pounds, 6 ounces (8 kg) and can weigh up to baker’s percentages, a feature that allows you to easily increase or decrease recipes if you want to bake relative. This is one of the few scales we’ve come across that allows you to turn off the auto-off feature.

Great too

American Weigh Scales LB-3000 Compact Digital Scale

For people who need to accurately measure coffee or other ingredients, we recommend the American Weigh Scales LB-3000 Compact Digital Scale. It was the most accurate 0.1 gram scale we tested this year. However, it has a relatively small capacity of 6.6 pounds (3 kg), so you won’t be able to use it to weigh a large chunk of meat. Its two-minute auto shut-off feature is long enough to accommodate pouring breaks found in the most popular pour-over coffee recipes. Alternatively, it includes an AC adapter that disables automatic shutdown when plugged in.