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What Are The Best Kitchen Scales? Compare Models Side by Side

The best kitchen scales cheaper hereTo answer the question, what are the best kitchen scales?, we consulted the people who really know – 2,198 UK buyers and users who’ve used their food measuring scales for 6 or more weeks.

Our compare food scales table lets you be both judge & reviewer. Here, side by side, are the best buy cooks scales 2013 – as voted by users.

Based on our survey results, you'll find the users’ overall satisfaction ratings per model – its marks out of ten - plus a run-down of the facts owners tell us are important – like is the weigh bed stable or precariously balanced and can you see the scale if you are using a mixing bowl?

Help me choose – you’ll find user-led recommendations here…

User nominated recommendations  Salter 1055 BKDR Food Scales  Salter 1089 BKWHDR measuring scales  Duronic KS4000  Duronic KS5000  

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Salter 1055 BKDR

Salter 1089 BKWHDR

Duronic KS4000

Duronic KS5000

Andrew James AJ7704

Typhoon 30091

Duronic KS865

Hanson H500

Duronic KS1007

Salter 1234 SSDR

Salter 1035 SSBK

Salter 1036 SVSS

Model number 

1055 BKDR

1089 BKWHDR

KS4000

KS5000

AJ7704

30091

KS865

H500

KS1007

1234 SSDR

1035 SSBKDR

1036 SVSSDR

Overall Users' Satisfaction Rating*  9.70/10 9.66/10 9.65/10 9.61/10 9.55/10 9.52/10 9.45/10 9.36/10 9.28/10 9.27/10 9.19/10 9.17/10
Expect to pay around**

£21

£11

£15

£15

£10

£26

£10

£17

£8

£15

£14

£15

Best Buy for? 

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

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* After 6 weeks use  **Price at publication  © 2013 Best Buys Compared

Andrew James AJ7704  Typhoon 30091  Duronic KS865  Hanson H500 mechanical food scales  Duronic KS1007  

Review the best kitchen scales – as voted by UK users - from Andrew James, Bosch, Breville, Duronic, Hanson and Salter.

In our UK mission to determine what are the best kitchen scales? we’ve surveyed over two thousand one hundred consumers to publish our compare measuring scales consumer report.

 

7 Things You Should Look for in the Best Buy Kitchen Scales

Electronic or digital measuring scales are very accurate and, if you get the right model, it’s easy to see and read off the scale. Electronic scales also have repeatable “Tare” or zero functions (explained below). They can also measure fluids as well as flours and solids.

Analogue or mechanical weigh scales are reasonably accurate. They don’t have repeatable zero functions, but these kitchen aids can make an interesting visual statement in your kitchen. And of course the batteries don’t run out!

Here are the 7 qualities to look for when you buy a set of kitchen scales to suit your dietary or food preparation needs.

• Is the weigh bed stable or balanced?
• Can you easily read the weigh scale?
• Can you see the scale if you are using a mixing bowl?
• Does it have a “Tare” Zero setting & can I use that repeatedly?
• Can I weigh in grams or pounds?
• If necessary can I weigh in millilitres or fluid ounces?
• What’s the maximum I can weigh?

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Salter 1055 BKDR

Salter 1089 BKWHDR

Duronic KS4000

Duronic KS5000

Andrew James AJ7704

Typhoon 30091

Duronic KS865

Hanson H500

Duronic KS1007

Salter 1234 SSDR

Salter 1035 SSBK

Salter 1036 SVSS

Best Buy for? 

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

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Wall mounted  # 

Y

# 
Measuring jug included 

# 

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

Electronic or mechanical 

Digital

Digital

Digital

Digital

Digital

Mechanical

Digital

Mechanical

Digital

Digital

Digital

Digital

Zero facility

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mechanical

Y

Mechanical

Y

Y

Y

Y

Additional zero facility 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Ounces 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Fluid ounces 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mili litres 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Grams 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Easy to view scale?

Y

# 

Y

Y

# 

Y

# 

Easy to see with a bowl? 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

#

# 

Y

# 

Max Kg 

5kg

5kg

3kg

5kg

5kg

4kg

5kg

5kg

5kg

5kg

5kg

5kg

Max Litres 

5l

5l

3l

5l

# 

# 

5l

# 

5l

5l

5l

5l

Max Lb 

11lb

11lb

6.6lb

11lb

11lb

8lb

11lb

11lb

11lb

11lb

11lb

11lb

Max Floz 

175floz

175floz

105floz

175floz

#

175floz

175floz

175floz

175floz

175floz

© 2013 Best Buys For Kitchean Scales

 

To get the most out of these kitchen gadgets, here’s the reason why you should ask these key questions:


Is the weigh bed stable or balanced?
Some cooks scales like the Duronic KS4000 or Andrew James AJ7704 have a lift-off, tempered glass weigh bed that rests on a central sensor.

This may look neat, but sooner or later the weigh bed is going to be mis-aligned. The weight of your measuring vessel will cause the weigh platform to slip off the sensor - and break.

The Salter 1055 BKDR or Duronic KS5000, for example, have stable weigh beds.


Can you easily read the weigh scale?
Kitchen scales aren’t much use if you can’t read the scale. Some digital displays are not back lit. That means you might find them difficult to read in strong light or shadow.


Can you see the scale if you are using a mixing bowl?
Plonk an opaque mixing bowl on some digital scales and you hide the scale. Measuring then becomes a limbo dance as you add ingredients and try to see the scale at the same time.

The user-nominated best buys don’t have this fault. The Salter 1055 BKDR is big enough, the Salter 1089 BKWHDR is supplied with its own measuring bowl and the Duronic KS4000 moves the scale display above the weigh-bed.


Does it have a “Tare” Zero setting & can I use that repeatedly?
A “Tare” or zero setting lets you place a container on the weigh-bed and then remove the container’s weight from the scale. You can then precisely measure out the weight of an ingredient.

A repeatable zero setting lets you re-set the scale each time you add a new ingredient.

Can I weigh in grams or pounds?
Yes, electronic cook’s scales let you select metric or imperial weights at switch-on. Analogue or mechanical weigh scales display both weights on the same dial.

If necessary can I weigh in millilitres or fluid ounces?
Digital kitchen weigh scales will usually display both dry and fluid weights. With the best buys for kitchen scales you can combine both types in conjunction with the zero setting.


What’s the maximum I can weigh?
Most of the scales in the user-nominated top ten can measure up to 5Kg or 11Lbs.

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Salter 1055 BKDR

Salter 1089 BKWHDR

Duronic KS4000

Duronic KS5000

Andrew James AJ7704

Typhoon 30091

Duronic KS865

Hanson H500

Duronic KS1007

Salter 1234 SSDR

Salter 1035 SSBK

Salter 1036 SVSS

Model number

1055 BKDR

1089 BKWHDR

KS4000

KS5000

AJ7704

30091

KS865

H500

KS1007

1234 SSDR

1035 SSBKDR

1036 SVSSDR

Best Buy for? 

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

# 

 # # 
Easy to store

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Has count down timer  # 

Y

# 
Batteries 

4 x AAA

1 x CR2032

2 x AAA

3 x AAA

1 x 9v

2 x CR2032

# 

2 x AAA

1 x CR2032

2 x CR2032

3 x CR2032

Length 

200mm

225mm

271mm

250mm

150mm

230mm

200mm

240mm

180mm

180mm

207mm

180mm

Width 

200mm

215mm

220mm

140mm

150mm

250mm

200mm

210mm

140mm

179mm

155mm

160mm

Depth/Height 

21mm

98mm

220mm

285mm

50mm

295mm

20mm

260mm

17mm

13mm

21mm

22mm

Guarantee 

15yrs

15yrs

1yr

1yr

1yr

1yr

1yr

5yrs

1yr

15yrs

15yrs

15yrs

© 2013 Best Buys Compared

 


Compare Kitchen Scales Easily

You can review and compare food measuring scales easily here. What are the best kitchen scales? Which model has a repeatable zero setting? And which has an easy to see and read scale?


What’s published here are the user nominated, top kitchen scales for 2013.

So, what are the best kitchen scales?

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Best Buy Salter 1055 BKDR - User Recommendation 1

Salter 1055 BKDR Food ScalesThe best buy, based on overall user satisfaction rating is the Salter 1055 BKDR (User rating 9.70/10). The 1055 BKDR is the bee’s knees of weigh scales: Its stable; the weigh bed sits securely on four sensors. This kitchen gadget is just big enough, so the weigh scale isn’t hidden by your measuring bowl. Plus the scale is backlit so is easy to read in shadow or bright light.

You can measure dry or liquid ingredients in metric or imperial amounts, plus the zero function can be used repeatedly as you add ingredients or measure calories. The power saving display switch-off is forgiving. Finally this model is backed by Salter’s 15 year warranty. It’s even easy to store.


Best Kitchen Scales - Salter 1089 BKWHDR – Owner Recommendation 2

Salter 1089 BKWHDR measuring scalesThe cute Salter 1089 BKWHDR (User rating 9.66/10) also achieved a near perfect score. It’s an appealing shape with its own measuring bowl. So the zero control and scale sit out on a tab, so aren’t hidden in the bowl’s shadow.

The only (tiny) criticism, voiced by some owners, is this. The digital display on the 1089 BKWHDR isn’t backlit so in some strong, direct lighting situations you may struggle to read it.

 


Best Cheap Kitchen Scales - Duronic KS4000 - Recommendation 3

Duronic KS4000If you are on a budget, around £15 will secure you a Duronic KS4000 (User rating 9.65/10). This isn’t to everyone’s taste as it’s wall-mounted. And, if strong light shines directly on the weigh scale, of course, you can’t move it to read it.

Pay a few pounds more and you can have the Duronic KS5000 (user rating 9.61/10) with its big, backlit scale display and integral measuring bowl. This model is similar in design concept to the Salter 1089 BKWHDR.


Guide to Using Our Measuring Scales Comparison Table 2013 UK

Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating
The key question we asked in our user survey was this: “You’ve been using your cooks’ scales for six weeks or more.

Given your experience to date, how would you rate your scales overall on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? Think about your food or drink preparation results, durability of construction, ease of use and readability of the weigh scale, plus value for money”.

We then took all these ratings for a given model and found an Overall Users Satisfaction Rating per model.

A best buy kitchen scale will have a score of 8 or more. A score of 7 suggests a good design marred by poor reliability. A score of less than 7 suggests a product has both design and reliability faults. It’s probably a waste of your money.


Expect to pay
A guide at the time of publishing.


Compare The Best Kitchen Scales In Britain AND Nab A Bargain

When you’ve found out what are the best kitchen scales you’ll want the best at the right price.

The best kitchen scales cheaper here

So, whether you need to weigh precise food portions, or measure multiple dry (or fluid) ingredients for baking or cooking, there’s a kitchen weigh scale for you.

With the help of Best Buys Compared UK price search service, we’ll guide you to the right kitchen gadget for your easy, accurate food or drink preparation with a handy food measuring scale.

The models with the top-user rating are the precise, but often functional electronic weigh scales. Mechanical cook’s scales aren’t quite as precise but can make a nice design statement in your kitchen.

So go on, with the right kitchen scales you can weigh, precise portions of food, carefully measure both dry and liquid ingredients and do this incrementally using a zero or Tare function.

Thank you for reviewing our UK 2013 what are the best kitchen scales & comparison table.

 

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