Finding the best kitchen scales for your needs
Any serious cook or baker will agree that correctly measuring ingredients leads to a better dish. Kitchen scales are a necessity for many as they ensure that the right amount of wet and dry ingredients are being used for best results. Whether you're after digital, electronic or analogue, our kitchen scales will give you accurate and reliable results every time.
Digital kitchen multifunction food scales
While measuring jugs still have a place in some kitchens, digital kitchen scales have become the most reliable and accurate method of weighing ingredients for food preparation and cooking. A digital scale can weigh both food and liquid, saving you from having to use and wash several different cups and jugs. It can also give you measurements in grams, pounds, ounces and more plus provide calculations for correct conversions.
Kitchen scale functions and features to look out for
Far from simply weighing food, kitchen scales come equipped with many special functions and features to make them convenient and efficient to use. Check these ones out before making a purchase:
Accuracy - Modern kitchen scales are designed to provide incredibly accurate measurements of ingredients with some also featuring a touch-sensitive control to minimise inaccuracies.
Measuring range - Most kitchen scales will measure up to 5kg in small increments.
The display and batteries - An LCD screen is easy to read while multitasking. Many kitchen scales will come with batteries included for an immediate start.
Auto-off - To help save energy.
Handy functions - Be on the lookout for special extras like the add-weight and tare function, sound signal for overload, touch-sensitive control and child-proof battery compartments.
The design - Kitchen scales can be sleek and stylish to fit in with your kitchen decor. Discover slim glass platforms with LCD screens, compact stainless steel platforms, 2-in-1 scales and more.
Ease of storage - Many kitchen scales are ultra-thin and compact to make them easy to tuck away in your kitchen when not in use.
Mechanical vs. digital kitchen scales
When it comes to accuracy, digital scales have the edge over mechanical kitchen scales. This is because mechanical scales use a spring device which can be sensitive to movement and provide incorrect measurements. They also typically have just one unit of measurement and most have no tare feature.
When using kitchen scales, it's imperative that the numbers are easy to read and understand. After all, this is the whole point of using a kitchen scale! Our digital scales come equipped with an LCD screen that displays numbers bright and clear to ensure accuracy at first glance.
Range of kitchen scales available
We have a stunning selection of high-quality and reliable kitchen scales in different types, styles and colours to choose from. Discover modern stainless steel scales by Avanti with a super slim platform, clear display and flexible unit button. We have elegant glass kitchen scales such as Ripe in black, white and marble as well as the Soehnle Page Compact 100 Digital Kitchen Scale. There's also bold red scales, patterned ones by Davis & Waddell and 2-in-1 round scales with lids that convert into bowls.
Capacity and sensitivity
Digital weight scales are considered to be less sensitive than mechanical scales and offer more accurate results. Capacity refers to the maximum load a kitchen scale can hold. Most of our scales can handle up to 5kg in weight - it's important that you don't exceed the capacity of a scale in case you damage it. If you need to weigh something heavier, the Beurer Digital Kitchen Scale can hold up to 15kg.
Different types of scales
From digital kitchen scales and bathroom scales to bluetooth weight scales that can be synced with your mobile phone - there are many types of devices to accurately and consistently measure weight. Here are the 2 most common ones you'll find in the kitchen:
1. Mechanical kitchen scale. Mechanical kitchen scales are also called analogue scales and operate using a spring mechanism. Mechanical scales measure to the nearest decimal point and use a needle that points to the number.
2. Digital kitchen scale. Digital kitchen scales or electronic kitchen scales, are powered by electricity or batteries and feature a digital screen. They can provide more precise measurements based on sensors and can come with many special features, such as auto-off function and touch-sensitive controls. You can find glass digital kitchen scales and stainless steel ones.
Kitchen scale uses
You can use a kitchen scale to complete many tasks during baking and cooking:
Measure out accurate amounts of food and liquid
Manage healthy portion size
Convert unit measurement easily and quickly
Clean up faster with less mess
Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning your kitchen scales is simple. Just take a damp cloth and wipe down the exterior of the scales to remove any stains or leftover ingredients. Never immerse digital scales in water as you may cause them to malfunction.
Brands we know and trust
Find all of your favourite kitchen brands at Kitchen Warehouse. We have beautifully crafted kitchen scales to compliment your decor and accurately measure your ingredients by big brands like Joseph Joseph, Avanti, Beurer, KitchenAid, Heston Blumenthal Precision by Salter and much more.
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What is the purpose of a kitchen scale?
For many, kitchen scales are an essential kitchenware item. They are used to measure the exact weight of an ingredient to ensure recipes are followed correctly and turns out as it is intended. A kitchen scale can be mechanical or digital, is typically small and lightweight and takes up very little storage.
What makes a kitchen scale a good tool?
Scales are useful kitchen gadgets when exact measurements are crucial to the success of your finished product, such as in the world of baking. A kitchen scale can help you to improve your cooking by maintaining precise and consistent ingredient measurements, calculating measurement conversions, ensuring portion control, allowing you to mix drinks correctly and reducing the amount of cleaning up you need to do afterwards.