For this post, I have put together a collection of the best food scales currently available.
Whether you are monitoring your diet or getting a recipe just right, these scales will keep you on track.
What is the tare function?
Most digital scales also feature a tare function which subtracts the weight of a container so you are only measuring the contents. To use this feature simply place the empty container on the sale, press tare button to reset the sale to zero, then add your items to be weighed.
The following food scales use the latest innovative components to meet your needs and help to you around the kitchen.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Food Scales.
1. Ozeri ZK14-S Pronto Digital Food Scale
The new Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale by Ozeri features a newly enlarged weighing platform to accommodate larger bowls and food items.
Unit button lets you quickly change the unit of measurement.
Five different units to choose from (g, lbs, lbs:oz, oz, ml).
LCD displays provides wide viewing angle.
Features a tare button which automatically subtracts the weight of any bowl or container to calculate the net weight of your ingredients.
Can weigh up to 11.24 pounds (5100 grams) in graduations of just 0.05 ounces (1 gram).
Uses 2 AAA batteries (included).
2-minute automatic power-off to preserve battery life.
Check out this quick video overview of the Ozeri scale:
2. Etekcity Digital Food Scale
The Etekcity digital scale has has an easy-to-read LCD display with a purple backlight.
Allows for selection of unit measurement in oz, lb/oz, g, ml.
Measures in precise increments of 0.035 oz (1 g) to accurately weigh your items.
Can be reset to zero for accurate measurement, or adjusted to weigh items in bowls or measuring containers.
Features an auto-off function, allowing the scale to turn off after two minutes inactivity to save energy.
Capacity of 11lb (5kg).
Power is provided by two AAA batteries (included).
3. Greater Goods Digital Food Scale
The Greater Goods Digital Food Scale has a straightforward design focused around the essential functions you need to prepare better meals.
High-contrast LCD screen.
Scale shuts off and calibrates automatically.
Smooth plastic surface and hygienic touch-sensitive buttons are easy to clean.
Tare/Zero function allows you to measure ingredients in a bowl.
Switch between grams, pounds & ounces, fluid ounces, and milliliters.
Four precision weighing sensors ensure accuracy within .1 oz/1 gm.
1 CR2032 battery (included).
Large weighing surface (6x6 inches) supports up to 11lb/5kg.
4. Zerla Versatile Digital Food Scale
The Zerla Versatile Digital Food Scale Stay on top of food portions and ingredients with a digital scale that’s designed to help you eat healthier meals.
Tare function calculates the exact net weight of your ingredients by automatically subtracting the weight of the bowl or container
Accurately measures up to 11lbs within .05 oz.
Batteries Included (2xAAA).
Portable, durable and easy to use.
5. Accuweight 207 Digital Food Scale
The Accuweight AW-KS005WS digital food scale features a tempered glass surface and four accurate sensors.
Tempered glass surface is easy to clean.
Can weigh up to 11 lbs is accurate to within 1 gram.
Select the desired unit of measure: pounds, ounces, grams, fluid ounces and milliliters.
Includes a zero/tare function to allow you to zero out containers when weighing multiple ingredients.
Includes an auto shut-off function to conserve battery life for longer lasting batteries.
Backlit LCD display lets you know the weight of your item even in low light.
6. Etekcity Digital Removable Bowl Food Scale
The Etekcity Digital Removable Bowl Food Scale features high precision strain gauge sensors that help to ensure accuracy.
Includes temperature sensor and alarm timer.
Stainless steel finish provides a durable and an easy to clean surface.
2.15L bowl is detachable for easy cleaning and measuring versatility.
Includes an auto-off feature.
Backlit LCD display accommodates easy readability in any lighting setting.
7. Greater Goods Nourish Digital Food Scale
The Greater Goods Nourish Digital Food Scale allows you to view nutrition facts for 2,000 foods in the scale’s built-in database, and create up to 99 more custom entries.
Measure individual ingredients, track full meals, and calculate daily totals.
Scale shuts off and calibrates automatically.
Smooth surface with touch-sensitive buttons is easy to clean.
Durable tempered glass top supports up to 11lb/5kg.
Tare/Zero function allows you to easily measure ingredients in a bowl.
Switch between grams or pounds and ounces.
4 precision weighing sensors ensure accuracy within .1 oz/1 gm.
Uses 3 AAA batteries (included).
8. OXO Good Grips Pull-Out Display Food Scale
The OXO Good Grips Pull-Out Display Food Scale accurately weighs small quantities with easy-to-read display.
Pullout design accommodates large plates or bowls.
Simply pull out the display to read the value under the container.
Measures in U.S. and metric, within 1/8 oz or 1 g.
Includes four AAA batteries.
9. INEVIFIT Digital Food Scale
The INEVIFIT Digital Food Scale will weigh anything up to 13 lbs (6 kgs) in 0.04 oz (1g) increments.
Uses a backlit LCD display for easy reading.
Tare function automatically subtracts the weight of the bowl or container.
Features battery saving Auto-Off.
10. REM Concepts Digital Food Scale
The REM Concepts Digital Food Scale consists of the unit base, weighing platform, digital display and function buttons.
Units of measurement are grams (g), pounds (lb), ounces (oz) and milliliters (ml).
Four non-slip rubber “feet” keep the unit in place.
Auto-off shuts off the scale after two minutes of inactivity.
Platform has a slight ridge around the edge to keep liquid from spilling.
Tare button also functions as the on/off switch.
I hope this list of the best food scales was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C