Easy-to-clean minimalist kitchen scale, weighs up to 13 pounds ($10)


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That’s awfully specific. Mine, for example, meets zero of those requirements. How many people have easy-to-clean minimalist kitchens that weigh less than thirteen pounds, anyway?


I was going to suggest a Coleman naphtha camp stove, but those are not particularly easy to clean thoroughly (lots of little corners into which stuff can fall).


If my experiences camping are anything to go by, the constant, never ending rain cleans them right out.


I’m thinking that 13 pounds seems awfully heavy for a kitchen scale… :-/



Scarier still is it’s variability.


The top of my OXO scale just pops off, and can go right in the dishwasher.


Whoever thought to use that as a publicity shot knows nothing about measurement.

Filling to the level mark on a beaker is hideously inaccurate. Any decent digital scale will be orders of magnitude more accurate than that.

In comparison, a good scale would be much more accurate than properly graduated glassware. So advertising a scale as being accurate to a fill line makes no sense at all if you want it to say good things about the scale.


I’ve had my stainless OXO scale for years now and I love it. Its tolerance is ±5g, so it’s not useful for ingredients measured by teaspoons, but I have a 100g±0.1 scale for those. Other than that minor disadvantage, it’s one of the most reliable scales on the market and, as you said, very easy to clean.



10200g±0.01 and with serial ports. also upwards of $3200

ETA: No, I don’t have one, and if I did it wouldn’t be for ordinary kitchen use. Well, it might if I wanted to show off.

EATA: I do like my OXO but aesthetically a triple-beam would be nice . They get to 0.1 accuracy too, and don’t need batteries.

Ohaus makes some with a tare feature but they look more laboratorical.


Sealed compartment analytical scales sacrifice a lot of weight capacity, but their precision is so insanely small it’s almost shorter to express it in scientific notation.

The most precise model found on that link has a tolerance of 1x10^(-6)g. That’s 0.000001g.


Yeah, what kind of liquid is being measured? Do you read from the top of the meniscus or the bottom? What’s the specific gravity? Are you even measuring a liquid?


This here is up my alley, accuracy and practicality be damned:


And the OXO company stands behind their products. The first scale I owned developed problems with the LCD display. I didn’t have the receipt, or even remember how long I’d had it. But I called the company, and the service rep asked me to just email her a picture of the faulty display, along with my name and address. Four days later, a brand new scale arrived at my doorstep.

I kept the top from the old scale, so I could just swap tops if got contaminated, and I wouldn’t have to stop and immediately clean it.


And (how could I have forgotten this) the OXO scale has a pull-out display. That’s what cinched it for me. Very handy when measuring large amounts of ingredients in a flat-bottom bowl (which is quite often when I’m baking).


I used to have a kitchen beam scale like this:

I switched to a less accurate dial scale, just because I found it more convenient to use.


…up to 13 pounds ($10)

Yup, that sounds like a realistic level for Sterling by the end of the month.


I heard the British pound is dropping rapidly.


The perfect companion to your $500 cookbook


The public library somehow has four or five copies of that, some even available for borrowing!

/me adds to reading list

hot banana gel

just look at it