Kitchen scales reviews

We put electronic and mechanical kitchen scales to the test.
 
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  • Updated:5 Oct 2008
 

02.Results

The following models scored the best results in our test.

What to buy
Brand Price
Tupperware Bake 2 Basics $93
Salter 1004SSDR $160
Target Modern Living EK8250 $40
 

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Results table

Full results for all models are shown in the table below.

  Electronic Scales
Brand / Model Overall Score  Ease of Use Score  Performance Score Maximum Capacity Metric &/or Imperial Battery Low indicator Time before auto power off (min) Weighing platform Price ($)
Tupperware Bake 2 Basics 
www.tupperware.com.au
89 87 91 3 Both Yes 3 Plastic 93
Salter 1004SSDR
www.salter.com.au
88 83 96 5 Both Yes 1 Stainless steel 160
Target Modern Living EK8250
www.target.com.au
86 83 91 5 Both Yes 2 Stainless steel 40
Breville Ikon BSK500
www.breville.com.au
83 83 83 5 Both Yes 2 Stainless steel 100
Salter 1020BKSSDR
www.salter.com.au
83 77 91 5 Both Yes 1 Stainless steel 80
Terraillon T898W+JUG
www.albi.com.au
82 73 96 5 Both Yes 1 Plastic (A) 65
Propert Glass Top Digital 1350
www.propert.com.au
79 70 92 3 Both Yes 3 Glass 40
Kenwood Animation DS700
www.kenwood-australia.com
74 70 79 3 Both Yes 3 Glass 80
Terraillon BOOK
www.albi.com.au
69 77 58 5 Both Yes 2 Plastic 139
 

* All electronic scales tested have 1 g increments.
(A) Platform and Jug/bowl

  Mechanical Scales
Brand / Model Overall Score Ease of Use Score
Performance Score  Maximum Capacity Metric &/or Imperial Weighing platform Weighing bowl Price ($)
Continuous Weighing

Salter Aqua-weigh 800
www.salter.com.au

66 63 71 4 Both Plastic Large, plastic 60
Target Modern Living KCI-SSP
www.target.com.au
66 50 91 3 Both Plastic Medium, plastic 17
Propert with Microwave Bowl 930
 www.propert.com.au
64 63 66 3 Both Plastic Large, plastic 20
Kenwood Cuisine DS403
 www.kenwood-australia.com
50 63 31 3 Both Plastic Large, plastic 30
Non - Continuous Weighing
Salter 094
www.salter.com.au
75 60 97 5 Both Metal Medium, stainless steel 150
Terraillon Traditional 500 (B)
www.albi.com.au
71 57 93 5 Metric Metal Medium, stainless steel 70
 

(B) Discontinued, but may be in some stores.

Using the table

Overall Score is made up of:

  • Ease of use: 60%
  • Performance: 40% (accuracy: 60%, continuous weighing: 40%)

How we tested

Our CHOICE Home Economist conducted a series of tests to check the accuracy of the scales over the claimed range for both the mechanical and electronic scales. A scales accuracy is measured by how close its measurement is to the true weight of the item. She also checked how consistent the performance was over a number of repeat measurements.

Continuous weighing of each model was also tested by using the tare function where it was available.

Our tester also assessed the labelling or the ease of reading the measurements, using the controls, the continuous weighing function if it was available and ease of cleaning.

 
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