Amazon offers the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale for $37.49 shipped. Regularly $50, this is the second-lowest price we’ve tracked in the past year and is the best available. This scale has a unique feature that allows the display to pull out from the body, meaning you can put larger bowls or pots on it and still read the weight easily. Plus, it can hold up to 11 pounds. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Nomad Base Station

The Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale with Removable Bowl for $20 shipped features a built-in bowl to measure coffee beans, liquids, and other items. Though the display doesn’t pull away like the above OXO model, it’s a great option with a built-in bowl.

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale features:

  • 11-lb capacity Scale measures ingredients in 1/8-oz (US) and 1-g (metric) increments for remarkable precision
  • Zero function allows you to tare Scale before adding additional ingredients, ensuring accurate measurements for every recipe
  • Easy-to-read display features large digital numbers with optional backlight, and a convenient meter shows how much of the Scale’s 11-lb capacity remains
  • Innovative Display pulls away from base to prevent shadowing from large plates or bowls, thin profile allows for easy storage. Removable stainless steel platform can be hand washed.
  • Cord-free design makes for a no-fuss setup, 4 AAA batteries included
  • A Cook’s Illustrated winner


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