OXO Good Grips Smudge Free Food Scale

Last updated: December 27, 2021

OXO Good Grips Smudge Free Food Scale

We looked at the top Food Scales and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Food Scale you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 267 expert reviews, the OXO Good Grips Smudge Free Food Scale placed 13th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The user-friendly OXO Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display is ideal for weighing ingredients –baking essentials, meat, produce, herbs, spices and more. The easy-to-read digital display features large numbers and measures in 1/8-ounce (US) and 1-gram (metric) increments for exceptional accuracy. Place food directly on the stainless steel platform or on a plate or in a bowl. The digital display easily pulls away from the base to prevent shadowing from large plates or bowls. An optional backlight illuminates the display for extra visibility and a convenient weight indicator shows how much of the 11-lb capacity is left. Press the Zero button to offset the weight of a container or to reset the weight before adding additional ingredients. The Scale’s stainless steel platform can be removed for quick handwashing and thin profile and cordless design ensure easy setup, cleanup and storage. Intended for cooking, baking, diet portion measurement and more, the OXO Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display is highly recommended by Cook’s Illustrated. Four AAA batteries included.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The scale is easy to read with a large digital display. Activate the backlight for even more clarity. It also pulls out so there’s no shadow over the numbers – so cool!
The digital display pulls out from its stainless steel platform, which means you’ll never struggle to read it from beneath a plate or bowl. We liked the optional backlighting and responsive buttons.
The OXO offers the best display, with a backlit option and high-contrast indicators, and it was the only model we tested that has battery-life and maximum-weight indicators, saving you from the frustration of a dead scale mid-recipe or the risk of damaging the scale through accidental overloading.
One benefit of the OXO scale is the large removable stainless steel platform that you can wash by hand.
A pull out,easy to read display.
With large numbers, and the stainless steel platform can easily and quickly be removed for cleaning.
It’s durable and easy to clean model that we are listing in the best digital kitchen scales list. It can handle ingredients as massive as 11 lbs very comfortably.
The most alluring feature of this digital kitchen scale is its good display. It is not only clear and large but also convenient to make use of.
We'd like to start its description with a feature that makes the unit different from any other model - its specially designed pull-out display. Though the OXO Good Grips looks pretty much like a conventional kitchen scale, its display can be pulled forward. This will allow you to clearly see the readings and push the buttons on the unit's control panel even if a large bowl with flour or fruits is placed on the scale's platform.
The combination of the pull-out display and thin profile of the scale make it ideal for those who don’t like to clutter up their counters as it can be easily stowed away, taking up minimal space in the kitchen.
The LCD panel is easy to read, with large display numbers. There is also an optional backlight button so you can make it easier to read in lower lighting conditions. The scale’s platform can be removed so that you can handwash it.
We reckon that it looks like some expensive models but at a super reasonable price. We also love the fact that its innovative display will pull away from the base so that there’s no shadowing from large bowls or plates.
Its easy-to-read digital display features show large numbers and measures in 1/8-ounce (US) and 1-gram (metric) increments for exceptional accuracy. The digital screen is easily separated from the base to avoid shading large plates or bowls.
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Featuring a simple to read LCD that comes with an optional backlight, this unit is tailor-made for your health needs.
The pull-out display was not only innovative to us but also ingenious, because how many times have you struggled to see the right weight with the shadow of the plater looming over the display? This clever little idea puts that to rest.
The large LCD panel on the Oxo Good Grips conveniently detaches from the unit's base, so your view of its measurements is never obstructed or shadowed by bulky kitchenware.
It has an easy to read pull out display that is the perfect thing for measuring all the ingredients you need for your recipes or meals.
The display can be pulled away so that the shadow of the large vessels placed on the platform may not fall on the display.
This food-scale features a Zero function that allows you to tare the scale before placing additional ingredients in-order to ensure accurate measurements for every recipe while the integrated large digital LCD-Display is very easy to read and features an optional back-light and a convenient-meter that shows how much of the scale’s capacity is remaining.
The OXO Good Grips Food Scale has a convenient pullout display.
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.
The digital display pulls away from base to prevent shadowing from large plates or bowls and has large, easy to read numbers and an optional backlight for extra visibility.
Using this scale is pretty straightforward and intuitive, is easy to read, due to the large display, and the backlight gives you even more clarity. One of the things we really like about this scale is the removable display. This is great to avoid shadow over the numbers when using large bowls or trays.

What reviewers didn't like

But much to our dismay, the sensitive scale struggled to settle on a given weight, often shifting between different numbers without end.
At two pounds, the OXO is one of the heavier scales we tested, a weight that can be cumbersome. The scale also had one of the slower start-up times (three seconds long), as well as a slight lag while we dosed out a series of ingredients.
Unfortunately, no parts are dishwasher safe.
The only downside of this model is that an on/off button is on its back which might be somewhat inconvenient.
Scratches easily.
None of the parts from the scale are dishwasher safe.
This scale only displays weight in fractions.
Takes a lot of time to get used to.
This scale displays weights as fractions instead of decimals, which is not very common. This may cause confusion or create extra work if you have recipes that list decimals measurements instead of fractions.
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