PROS / This scale comes with a convenient bowl for weighing larger items.
CONS / You can’t weigh more than 4.5 pounds with this digital scale.
VERDICT / This is a simple scale without a lot of advanced functionality.
The Weighmax Digital Kitchen Scale comes with both a scale and bowl attachment that can easily be separated for ease of washing. This scale has among the lowest weight capacity of any food scale we reviewed. It also is a little more complicated to use than the competition.
The first thing you notice about this food scale is how it’s constructed. It’s made of simple plastic with very little attention paid to how good it may look in your kitchen. If often feels wobbly and the weighing platform comes off quite easily, exposing the inner workings of the scale to the open air. Granted, removing the platform makes it easier to clean, but it opens the scale up to the risk of water or other contaminants to get into your scale’s circuitry.
The primary problem with this kitchen scale is that it can only weigh food items lighter than 4.5 pounds. Only one scale in our lineup has a lower weighing capacity. A larger version of this same product is available with a weight capacity of up to 11 pounds for larger cooking projects.
This digital kitchen scale measures food in pounds and ounces or grams and kilograms. This is standard fare for most of the products on our side-by-side comparison chart. The difference between this scale and the rest is that you can’t switch between the two while you’re using the product. If you want to switch how you’re weighing, you have to pick the scale up, turn it over and flip a switch on the bottom of the unit. Other scales allow you to switch measurement units from the scale’s main interface.
The bowl attachment included with the Weighmax Digital Kitchen Scale is plastic and can easily be removed for simple washing in the sink, but it can also be cleaned in the dishwasher. This allows for easier maintenance to keep it looking like the day it was originally purchased.
Due to the low price point of the Weighmax Digital Kitchen Scale, this kitchen scale may not provide the greatest level of accuracy or consistency where measurements are concerned. Consumers remark that the weights of objects may randomly change despite containing the same measurement, but these changes remain quite minimal. To minimize weight variances, the bowl attachment can be locked into place and will prevent unnecessary jiggling that might affect the weight display. Even so, serious cooks should be aware that this device is not as precise as other scales.
The device uses four AA batteries, which will power the scale for a number of months. Many consumers have noted that despite daily use of up to 15 minutes at a time, the scale still retains power after nearly a year of use. To ensure the ongoing longevity of the batteries, the device is set to automatically shut off after three minutes of inactivity.
The Weighmax Digital Kitchen Scale isn’t a professional-grade kitchen scale, though it works quite well in its most basic function of measuring the weights and quantities of ingredients for simple cooking tasks. This scale is good for users who are on a budget or don't need the most accurate food scale available.