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Kitchen Scales At All Prices

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A kitchen scale is a handy tool for precisely measuring ingredients, particularly for baking, or for portioning out servings. If you're watching your waistline, you can use a scale to weigh food before eating it so that you can calculate exactly how many calories you're consuming. Scales range in price from around $25 to $100 or more - here are some options to fit any budget.

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale
EatSmart

Priced at around $25, this compact scale is an affordable option. It comes in a range of colors and has a generous capacity of up to 11 pounds or 5 kg. Two buttons make it easy to use; one button fuctions as the on/off switch and tare (zeroes out the weight when something is on the scale, such as a plate), and the other changes the measurement between ounces, grams, pounds or kilograms.

Taylor Measuring Cup and Scale

Taylor Measuring Cup Scale
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This handy two-in-one tool is both a liquid measuring cup and a scale. The cup portion holds a volume of 1 liter (about 4 cups), and the scale has a capacity of 4.4 pounds. The scale is preprogrammed to convert weight to volume for water, milk, oil, flour and sugar. The display is in the handle of the cup, and can measure in mililiters, cups, fluid ounces, grams and pounds. One drawback: you have to wash the measuring cup with care, as the measuring mechanism can get damaged if it gets wet. It costs around $25-$35.

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OXO Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

OXO Food Scale
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This clever OXO scale has a display that pulls away from the scale itself so that you can read the weight even if you've got a large plate or bowl on the scale. The display is connected with a wire and easily pops back in place with a magnet. An optional backlight and an 11-pound capacity add to this scale's benefits. The only downside is this scale's measly 5-pound capacity.
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Escali Baking Scale

Escali Baking Scale
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The best thing about this kitchen scale is that it can give volume measurements (i.e. in cups) to ingredients on the scale. It's preprogrammed with more than 500 common ingredients so that you can measure out cups and tablespoons right on the scale. The scale has a hefty 13-pound capacity and a 0.1 ounce or 1 gram graduation. The stainless steel weighing surface is removable for cleaning. It costs around $65.

Terraillon Maya Scale

Terraillon Maya Kitchen Scale
Cooking.com

This sleek white scale has a clear plastic measuring bowl that inverts onto the scale to double as a cover, as well as a smaller tray to use as a measuring surface. The scale has an 11-pound capacity and costs around $70.

Salter Nutritional Scale

Salter Nutritional Scale
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If you're counting calories, this scale will make your life easier - not only does it weigh your food but it will calculate calories, fat grams, carbohydrates, fiber, protein and more for what's on the scale (the information is calculated from a database of around 900 foods). There's also a memory function to keep track of your diet.

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