The Best Kitchen Scales 2017

Are you looking to buy a set of kitchen scales in the UK?

We've combined product ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco and created a Top 5 for you to consider.

We discovered around 600 different models for sale at these trusted shops.

This report will show you established and reliable kitchen scales, performing as expected. All based on owner rating scores.

The Best Kitchen Scales 2017

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if ratings suggest poor performance.

Ratings in the Top 5 begin at 4.7 stars

Prices range from £7 to £22

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of kitchen scales with more than 50 ratings. This jumps straight to established products. We can see how they've actually performed over time, according to owners.

We remove any kitchen scales with less than a 4 star rating. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

After sorting the product list by ratings, we publish this Top 5.

The Best Kitchen Scales 2017

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Etekcity 5KG1744.9££Amazon
Jazooli 5KG824.9£Amazon
Ozeri Epicurean 8KG 574.9£££Amazon
Duronic Kitchen Scales 5KG11894.8££Amazon
Etekcity 5KG Bowl Scales2464.8££Amazon

Total Ratings = The combined number of ratings found at Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco on 28th April 2017. View rating scores from each shop here. Our report criteria only considers products with more than 50 owner reviews with rating scores above 4 stars.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated kitchen scales. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

The Etekcity 5KG Digital Kitchen Scales

  • Modern Design
  • Back-Lit LCD Display
  • Ultra Thin
  • “Very easy to read the large back-lit blue display. Fast reaction to button presses”
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The Jazooli 5KG Electronic Kitchen Scales

  • Add and Weigh Function
  • Small Kitchen Scales
  • Measure in Pounds, Ounces and Grams
  • In Red, Black, Grey and Purple
  • Easy Read LCD Display
  • “Accurate, easy to use and easy to clean, looks good in my kitchen and is a very reasonable price – great value for money.”
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The Ozeri Epicurean 8KG Digital Kitchen Scales

  • Large High Contrast Display
  • Contoured Design
  • Removable Glass Platform
  • Instant Response Buttons
  • “I’ll admit I chose these scales originally because I like the way they looked, and I wasn’t disappointed.”
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The Duronic Electronic Kitchen Scales

  • Maximum Capacity 5kg / 11lbs / 5 litres / 175fl.oz
  • Large Display with Blue Backlight
  • Four High Precision Sensors
  • Two Year Guarantee
  • Very clear read outs and easy to use. Excellent quality.
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The Etekcity 5KG Kitchen Scales With Bowl

  • Detachable 2 Litre Mixing Bowl
  • Kitchen Timer
  • Ambient Temperature Sensor
  • White Back-Lit Display
  • I agree with other reviews looks more expensive than it is. The illuminated display is very easy to see.
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Market Insight


This remains a reasonably simple market for the consumer to navigate. We judge this in terms of descriptive product names or obvious design differences etc. Some markets are very tricky when comparing products!

In 2017, the best digital kitchen scales are only sold at Amazon. The Duronic scales that were 1st in 2016 have moved to 4th place. The rest are all new to this report.

We looked at the reviews of over 60 sets of kitchen scales at Argos, 25 at John Lewis and over 40 at Tesco. Some sets of scales scored 4.7 and met our criteria.

However the very high scores at Amazon kept them out this year. (We did see lots of suspect reviews for a set of scales at Amazon – they were omitted from our list, and also reported to Amazon.)

The main manufacturers in this sector are Salter, Duronic, Kitchen Craft and Von Chef.

Etekcity and Jazooli are a new name to us, and get great reviews. Ozeri are known to us – they make excellent bathroom scales, and feature in previous reports we have made.

We have looked at electronic kitchen scales since 2015. In 2015 we saw two pairs of Salter scales and some VonChef scales in the Top 5. You can see our 2015 and 2016 Top 5 by clicking on this data page.


This is a busy product sector. There are five or six main manufacturers who produce most of the kitchen scales.

Generally speaking, a lot of the kitchen scales we saw scored well – around 4.4 out of 5 stars.

In 2016, we see lots of emphasis on design and colour, and improvements in the sensors used.

We have only listed dedicated kitchen scales, as opposed to postal scale hybrids.

We noted the Duronic kitchen scales in our 2015 report. They had many good reviews in 2015, but not enough quantity. These have now entered the Top 5, in first place.

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