Pros / The OXO Good Grips Food Scale has a convenient pullout display.
Cons / This scale only displays weight in fractions.
Verdict / The OXO Good Grips Food Scale is a good option if you frequently prepare large meals.
The OXO Good Grips Food Scale combines a practical design with a reasonable price. The food scale includes a handy display that tucks neatly below the platform and can be pulled out on a retractable cord. That way, you can still see the screen when you weigh in bulky containers that would normally cover the display. As such, this is one of the best kitchen scales we reviewed for people who work with bulky foods and large containers.
This scale is slim and can be stored in tight spaces. The OXO Good Grips’ stainless steel platform makes it durable and easy to clean.
It’s important to note that the scale displays weights as fractions – all the other kitchen scales we reviewed display weight as decimals. For example, during testing, we weighed a 13.5-ounce item, and the OXO Good Grips Food Scale displayed its weight as 13 3/8 ounces. This may cause confusion or create extra work if you have recipes that list decimals measurements instead of fractions.
The OXO Good Grips scale can handle items as heavy as 11 pounds, so you can put the pullout display to good use – if you’re using large bowls or plates, then you’re likely measuring large quantities of ingredients. In these instances, the scale’s tare feature is also useful. It takes into account the weight of the container your measuring in and only displays the weight of the bowl’s contents.