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The No. 1 bestselling digital kitchen scale more than 120,000 Amazon shoppers love is on sale for just $10

Great for portion control and accuracy, kitchen scales can help keep calories in check.

Weighing your options on kitchen scales? No need — we’ve found a winner. If you already use one, you know how essential a scale is to a well-stocked kitchen. For meal prepping, precise recipe measurements, portion control and more, a kitchen scale is a must. Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Etekcity Food Scale is constantly being praised by reviewers — it has more than 120,000 five-star ratings! And it just so happens to be on sale for a mere $10.

The scale has an easy-to-read backlit display, features an auto-off function and has a weight capacity of 11 pounds.

$10 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

According to our price trackers, this is the lowest price this stellar food scale has been all year. If you're contemplating snapping this up, there's no time like the present. It's not every day you can score a bestseller with as many perfect ratings as this one has for just 10 bucks!

Why do I need this?

A good kitchen scale is more accurate than a measuring cup, and that’s crucial for tricky recipes like chocolate soufflé. There are even serious coffee drinkers who measure their grounds by weight. Just sayin’.

Using a scale means fewer measuring cups and spoons to clean, and less work is always a good idea. Kitchen scales are also ideal for portion control — weighing your food can help keep calories in check. They also instantly convert measurements (from ounces to grams, say).

This sleek Etekcity Food Scale checks all the boxes. It’s compact and thin, so it easily tucks into a drawer or cabinet. And the size is right — small enough that it won’t overpower a countertop if you choose to leave it out but large enough to fit a dinner plate.

It measures in pounds, ounces, grams, milliliters and fluid ounces. The stainless steel surface looks cool and easily wipes clean. Simply press the "tare" button to deduct the weight of any bowl or plate you choose to use. And the auto-off function means you don’t have to press a button using fingers covered in breadcrumbs.

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This kitchen scale has a sleek stainless steel surface that wipes down in a snap. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

Wrote one five-star fan: “The large platform on this scale makes it much more useful than most kitchen scales. I can use my largest mixing bowl on it and still read the display. ... It lets me avoid measuring cups that would need to be washed. I enjoy baking my own bread, and this scale allows me to measure flour super accurately in grams. ... I use it almost every day and it has worked flawlessly for 11 months on the original batteries.”

"Perfect size for my small kitchen," shared another impressed user. "I bought it to weigh my dogs' food, and now I've ended up weighing every ingredient I cook."

"It works perfectly," raved a final shopper. "Easy to wipe down and read the screen. A slight complaint I have is that the screen turns off so quickly that you have to make sure you work fairly quickly so it doesn't shut off in the middle of weighing things, and especially while using the tare function. Otherwise, it's been great!"

You'll score the best price by sticking with this sleek stainless steel model, but this scale also comes in colors like pale green, pink, black and white.

$10 at Amazon

While we're on the subject of accuracy in the kitchen, how about a digital meat thermometer?

This top-seller might technically be called a meat thermometer, but don't underestimate its value when it comes to liquids and baked goods. The most accurate way to tell whether food is done is by taking its temperature, and this gizmo presents a reading in seconds. It can measure an impressive range of temperatures — from -58°F to 572°F — and its magnetic back allows you to store it right on the fridge for easy access.

$13 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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