The 10 Best kitchen scales

Whether you prefer the latest in digital accuracy or class style (or both), here are the best tools for the trade...

1. Terraillon Electronic

£40, amazon

Slim, flat, compact digital scales are all the rage. This one comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect, including a backlit LCD display.

2. Kitchencraft Cast-Iron Scales


Get back to basics with the kind of scales your grandmother would have used. With an acacia wood stand, these black cast-iron scales are as traditional as you can get.

3. Bugatti Uma Weighing Scales and Timer


You're unlikely to find a cooler set of kitchen scales than this one from Bugatti, which has been making luxury kitchenwear since 1930.

4. Morphy Richards 3 in 1 Digital


This clever machine doubles up as a mixing bowl and measuring jug, so you can measure, mix and serve with no extra washing up.

5. Soehnle Food Control Easy Diet Scale


If you overindulged at Christmas and want to do something about it, these are for you. You can weigh the calories of up to 999 foodstuffs.

6. Typhoon Bella Scales


Here's another set of stylish scales that takes inspiration from a bygone era, but this vintage set would look at home in any kitchen – contemporary or rustic.

7. John Lewis Orb


This cheap and cheerful set of scales is compact and funky, with a big, easy-to-read dial that shows measurements in metric and imperial units.

8. Salter Max View


Salter makes some of the highest quality kitchen scales. This one features a super-sized 12.5 x 5.5cm display, which means you won't have to hunt around for your specs.

9. Lakeland Digital Add-and-Weigh


Whether you're a weekend cook or a true professional, these will do you proud. There's also a non-digital version for half the price.

10. Joseph Joseph Foldable TriScale


Struggling for space? This digital set neatly folds away into practically nothing, so you can easily slip into a kitchen drawer.