Cooking is an art but baking is a science. To get the best most consistent results all chefs agree that accurate weighing is critical. When you mix together ingredients, you’re creating chemistry, edible chemistry, so being precise is important. Extra salt or baking soda can ruin otherwise perfect cookies. Too much flour makes muffins taste dry and flavourless.

We’ve weighed up the options and here’s the end result: our pick of the finest kitchen scales.

LUXURY KITCHEN SCALES

Soehnle - Retro Digital Kitchen Scale
Soehnle - Retro Digital Kitchen Scale

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1950’s styled with Soehnle innovative technology
… “an eye catcher in any kitchen”
… “works perfectly every time”
… “well pleased with it” 



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MID RANGE KITCHEN SCALES

Typhoon Bella Scales, Cream
Typhoon Bella Scales, Cream

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50 reviews...

“deep bowl is excellent”
… “wonderfully accurate”
… “won’t go back to electronic scales ever again”
…. “sturdy and look good on the worktop” 
Jamie Oliver Electronic Wet 'n' Dry Kitchen Scales - White/Stainless Steel
Jamie Oliver Electronic Wet 'n' Dry Kitchen Scales - White/Stainless Steel

£35.31
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104 reviews...

“good quality and great design”
… “delighted with the performance!”
… “takes up minimal space in my bulging cupboards”
… “even my 8 year old can use them” 
Salter Aquatronico Glass Platform Electronic Kitchen Scales - Silver
Salter Aquatronico Glass Platform Electronic Kitchen Scales - Silver

£20.18
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137 reviews...

“simple and intuitive to use, quick and accurate”
… “very stylish and accurate scale”
… “this item is great it is a great time saver”
… “difficult to keep clean due to the design” 
Stainless Steel Platform Electronic Kitchen Scale by Salter- Silver
Stainless Steel Platform Electronic Kitchen Scale by Salter- Silver

£15.97
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067 reviews...

“Accurate Practical Quick. I love it its perfect!”
… “second to none in my opinion”
… “lightweight, easy to store”
… “a doddle to use and totally accurate” 

BUDGET KITCHEN SCALES




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“Brilliant. Lightweight and very easy to use”
… “so neat, accurate and easy to use”
… “these are easy to read … easy to store too”
… “can recommend them to everyone out there” 
James Martin by Wahl ZX774 Digital Kitchen Scale
James Martin by Wahl ZX774 Digital Kitchen Scale

£12.67
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151 reviews...

“Easy to use,accurate and not too big to store”
… “so small & light & accurate”
… ” accurate, easy to read, easy to use”
… “I love the compactness and styling”