– Best accuracy and detail: measures from 0.4 g in 0.1 g increments (best next to KitchenAid's two-platform model) – Compact and affordable – Bright, large, two-tone display – Built-in stopwatch/timer – Ideal for alternative coffee brewing method
– Budget-friendly choice – High measurement accuracy with 0.5g increment – Compact with quality material – Attractive, premium-looking design – Superior to other inexpensive models in appearance and functionality
– Not the most accurate for small weight – High-quality construction with metallic detail – More durable than other models tested – Higher price point
– Appealing form factor – Disappointing quality; "plasticky" feel – Platforms wear out quickly, losing aesthetic – Bulky and not budget-friendly – Not recommended
– Viable for those seeking the cheapest named option – Many drawbacks to consider – Advantage: Convenient platform size for measurement – Not recommended over Brapilot despite Brapilot's smaller, uneven platform
I rated scale models on a mix of subjective (design, quality) and objective (speed, accuracy, power efficiency) criteria on a 1-5 scale. Accuracy was the priority in scoring, and models with the fastest power on/off received the highest points. These ratings were averaged for a final score.