Top 5 Best Food Scales Feb 07, 2016 yumme Equipment 0 A food scale is an important equipment that you should have in your kitchen, some people use volumetric measurements (cups, teaspoons, tablespoons) and mechanical scales to measure their food, which isn’t a bad thing. The problem with using those methods of measurement is that they aren’t very accurate. Digital scales on the other hand give you the most accurate measurement you can get from any scale, they are easy to use, and don’t take a lot of space because of their size. We know how hard it is to figure out which food scale is right for you, so we went through a lot of food scale reviews and came up with a top 5 list of the best food scales of 2016, which is listed below. #5 Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale, 11 Pound Edition This easy to use kitchen scale has a black tempered glass surface that is stronger than regular glass, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking easily. It has an LCD screen that displays your food measurements in pounds, ounces, kilograms, and grams, with touch sensitive buttons that make it easy to use. The scale provides accurate measurements from 0.1 ounces to 11 pounds, with a precise tare feature that subtracts the weight of the container you use, giving you the net weight of your ingredients. This is a very accurate and well designed scale, but the batteries only last for a few months before needing replacement. #4 Epica TM Accupro 11 lbs Capacity The Epica digital scale comes in black and silver, and has an oversized platform which allows you to place larger containers on it. It has a large LCD screen that is easy to read, and calculates the weight of your ingredients without adding the weight of the container, giving you the exact weight of the ingredients. It provides measurements from 0.1 ounces to 11 pounds, and uses AAA batteries which are easy to find. When it is working, the scale is a fine product; on the other hand, some of them stop working after a few months. #3 EatSmart Precision Pro This scale comes with a free EatSmart Calorie counter guide for people that are trying to eat healthy; it measures up to 11 pounds, with a large LCD display that allows you to measure in ounces, pounds, kilograms, and grams. The tare feature allows it to measure your food without including the weight of the container. It uses AAA batteries, and has an automatic turn off feature that shuts it off after three minutes of inactivity, extending your battery life in the process. This scale has a small platform, which affects its accuracy when trying to weigh food in larger containers. #2 Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale, 1 gram to 12 pound Capacity This Ozeri scale has a black base and a chrome finished platform, and is one of the most accurate digital scales you can buy. The scale has a large LCD display which measures in ounces, pounds, kilograms, and grams. It provides measurements from 0.05 ounces to 12 pounds, with a precise tare that only gives you the weight of your food. It has an automatic shutoff that turns it off after three minutes on inactivity, helping you to conserve the battery. While the scale works great, the buttons tend to stick after a while, making it difficult to change the settings. #1 EatSmart Precision Elite This is a professional grade scale that measures up to 15 pounds, it has a large display that is lit, making it easier to read, and a platform that is made from stainless steel. The tare feature gives you an accurate reading without including the weight of the container, and it has a three minute auto shutoff to help save the battery if it isn’t being used. It also comes with a free EatSmart Calorie counter guide for people that are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. If you are looking for a good quality food scale, that is accurate and won’t break down quickly, do yourself a favor and pick up one of these scales.