OXO Good Grips food scale is one of the few good scales on Amazon that sticks out because of so many positive reviews, because it offers many amazing options to qualify for an all-in-one food scale and because Amazon lists it as Amazon’s Choice.
But is everything Kosher about OXO food scale? No, there are unhappy customers with irate reviews on Amazon and we tested this product at our lab too, and as it turns out, this product has its own demerits alongside its merits.
OXO Scale Pros & Cons
Let us have a look at the tested pros and cons of OXO good grips scale.
OXO Food Scale Review
These were the pros and cons that we could find in the reviews of the customers and that we observed in primary and detail testing of this product. We have ranked this food scale #7 in our list of best kitchen scale reviews
Before we immerse deeper into this review and start talking about the pros and cons in the light of our testing and observation, let us first have a look at our standards on which we tested and observed this product and how we rated it.
|Usability||Design||Units||Graduation||Maximum Weight||Weight of the Scale||Overall Rating|
|OXO Good Grips||8||7||6||0.05||176||40||5.5|
As you can see as per our rating system, this food scale scored really well on usability test because it has a detachable display, that is back lit, and it has a big space to weigh a lot of items. Design also received good score because of how well it is made; it is big, it is innovative and display digits are already easy to read.
Yet it does not offer too many measurement options and this is why it scored 6 which is still good, not bad. Heavy weight of this scale and just 0.05 scale graduation ounces prove to be a blow to an expected good rating.
As per our rating system, we believe that OXO good grips food scale scores an overall rating slightly over 5; with 5.5 overall rating, which makes it just an average food measurement scale.
This brief overview of OXO digital scale is not enough to encapsulate the value of this scale. The plus points of this scale definitely outnumber the negative points, and we have not talked about all of them.
OXO Good Grips Features
Let us have a look at the specs of OXO kitchen scale to have a better understanding of why it is a good choice, irrespective of the few cons.
Cook’s Illustrated Loves OXO Stainless Steel Food Scale
Cook’s Illustrated is one of USA’s most famous and favorite cooking magazines. This magazine is a legit thing and it is known because of extensive recipe testing and accepting zero ads. This magazine held a sort of competition between food weighing scales, and OXO turns out to be the winner. OXO utensils have been rated by several big names in the market.
Although customers have complaints against its display, it is one of its kind. One of the major complaints that we get to listen about food scales’ displays is that sometimes their digits are not big, sometimes the display is not back-lit and most of the time, one cannot read the measurements because the size of items or bowl casts a shadow over display. Worse of all, there are some food scales that still come with analog displays that are actually outdated. The OXO kitchen scale has a detachable backlit display.
OXO food scale display problem: The only complain that the customers make is that the backlit display turns lightless in very little time.
Well, this is not a feather in OXO’s crown only; almost all modern food and baking scales have the same function. They use AAA batteries instead of charging function, and this makes the food scales cord-free.
There is a down side to it; the cord-free design relies a lot on AAA batteries which may exhaust in the mid of the action and you will have to go buy more unless you keep a stock of them. Having a USB charged kitchen scale could offer the same solution in a better way. It would give freedom to use the food scale without any cords and at the same time, ease to charge it whenever needed.
The winner design is a design that pays attention to details and finds solution for a pressing problem; the best thing about OXO good grips food scale is that it pays attention to minor details.
For example, the display shows a capacity bar and as you weigh your items and/or increase them, a capacity bar shows how much capacity is left on the scale.
Zero or Tare function seems to be most accurate in this scale, of all the scales that we have recently witnessed. Tare function, once the button is pressed, can reset the display to zero so as to help you add more items and get accurate measurement for the total weight.
OXO Food Scale FAQs
? How do you use the OXO Food Scale?
Place the bowl/plate on the digital kitchen scale. Press the ‘ZERO’ button, which will reset the food scale. Now add any ingredient that you want to weigh. The pull-out display’s reading is the weight of the ingredient. In case you want to weigh multiple ingredients, just press the ‘ZERO’ button, and add the ingredient.
? How do I reset my OXO scale?
The OXO food scale has a tare feature which enables you to weigh multiple ingredients at a time. All you need to do is to reset the scale, which can be done by pressing the ‘ZERO’ button adjacent to the display.
? Does the scale show negative weight?
Yes, the scale does display negative weight. If you zero-out the scale after adding initial weight, and withdraw the initial ingredient, the scale will display negative weight. For clarification, if you initially added 3 lbs, reset the scale, and then removed 3 lbs, the display will read -3 lbs.
? For how long does the scale retain memory?
The kitchen scale can retain memory for 30 minutes of inactivity. After 6 minutes, the scale would go to standby, and memory will be retained. You can touch any button to return it to active mode. After 30 minutes, though, the scale would automatically power-off, and memory will be lost.
? Does the scale display decimals?
OXO Kitchen scale weighs in increments of 1g or 1/8 oz. Partial pounds are visible in pounds mode, but the scale does not have decimal precision.
? Is OXO Food Scale Rechargeable?
OXO scale has a cord-free design, which means it isn’t rechargeable. Instead, it is powered by 4 AAA batteries. These need to be replaced once they are exhausted.