Salter Electronic Kitchen Scale – Review & Giveaway

There’s very little room left for anything in the kitchen at home, so when I was looking last summer for a new kitchen scale, I knew that bulky, heavy mechanical scales – however iconic – were never going to make the shortlist.

I needed a kitchen scale that I could store with ease, but that was reliable enough to survive being taken out and used pretty much every day. The Salter Slim Design Electronic Kitchen Scale (sometimes sold as the Salter Disc Electronic Kitchen Scale) was cheaper than I had budgeted (update: it was £19.99 last year, but at the time of writing this review is now available for £10 here). It looked smart in the online pictures in black and in white (I chose white), had the features I was looking for in a set of everyday scales, and was advertised with a Salter manufacturer’s fifteen-year guarantee.

Salter Slim Design Electronic Platform Kitchen Scale - Black

When I took the Salter Slim Design Electronic Kitchen Scale out of its box, I was immediately pleased that at 16cm x 18cm x 2cm it was small enough to be stored in a kitchen cubby hole, but not so fragile and wafer-thin that you worry that it will get damaged by a clumsy hand within the week.

The top of the scale is dominated by a large, wipe-clean stainless steel disc platform for measuring ingredients directly. In front of the disc are two usefully large buttons, located either side of a central, easy-to-read LCD display.

You press the left button to turn the electronic scale on and, when held down, off again.

The right button is used to cycle metric and imperial measurements:

– grams (per gram up to 5Kg)
– pounds and ounces (11lb in 0.1oz steps)
– millilitres (per ml up to 5l)
– fluid ounces (175fl.oz in 0.1fl.oz steps)

The left button can be pressed at any time when the scale is on and the reading will promptly zero. This is a huge time saver. Rather than having to weigh an empty bowl and mentally note the weight you’ll need to take off the combined ingredients and bowl, Salter simply lets you put the bowl on the scale and press to zero, before adding the ingredient until the required amount is showing on the LCD screen. If you need to add a further ingredient to the same bowl, zero the weight again before adding away. As often as you need. No maths required.

Having used the scale hundreds of times now, I have two tips to pass on that will help you:

– to keep the scale thin, Salter located the LCD screen on the top side. This means that very wide bowls have the potential to cover the LCD. Most of the time you are fine, but it’s something to be aware about.
– the LCD screen displays the current weight in large, easy-to-read digits but the unit measurement is in small text. You’ll sense quickly which is which but until then, don’t forget your glasses if you require them.

I’ve found my Salter scale to be incredibly straightforward to use. It is accurate and the weight displayed always settles quickly. If you are moving away from mechanical scales for the first time you will be amazed at how much time and hassle you save. Highly recommended.


For your chance to win one of two brand new Salter Slim Design Electronic Kitchen Scales (£19.99 RRP) complete with a fifteen-year Salter guarantee, please enter telling me which colour scale you would like, black or white.

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Disclosure: Own purchase, I was not asked to write a review, nor offered any incentive. Giveaway sponsored by Ren Behan. Affiliate link included. Giveaway featured on sites including loquax.co.uk and ThePrizeFinder.com


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  1. L P Mulligan says:

    White, thank you.

  2. John Shakspeare says:

    black please

  3. Hannah Massingham says:

    black please

  4. Heidi Cleveland says:

    Black to match my kitchen please

  5. Holly Boyd says:

    Black, mine have recently broken 🙁

  6. susan willshee says:

    would love a black set please 🙂

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    The black please 🙂

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    Black please

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    Black please.

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    Black would be grand pls

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    I would love black

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    Black would be great!

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    Black, please!

  15. Lisa Dolatowski says:

    white for me please!

  16. Claire Davies says:

    I would love to win a black set please. Thank you.

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    Black 🙂

  18. Patricia Walker says:

    I would love the black one

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    white please

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    Love the black

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    White please

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    white would be lovely! 🙂

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    White would be cool!

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    White please x

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    Black please 🙂

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    Black Please 🙂

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    Black, please

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    Black Please 🙂

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  34. Charmian Filewood says:

    Dont mind which… both will weigh things the same lol but would plonk for Black please xx

  35. Penelope Hannibal says:

    Black please 🙂

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    Black please. X

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    White please 🙂

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    ooh black please xx

  41. Patricia Avery says:

    Black would look lovely in my kitchen 🙂

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  43. Claire Long says:

    Black if I win please.

  44. Geoff Fortt says:

    Its a hard decision but I think White please …

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    Black please 🙂

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    White please

  47. Linda Thorn says:

    the black scales please

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    Black please 🙂

  50. Susan Race says:

    I would like the black ones please!

  51. Marjoleine Kok says:

    Black please x

  52. Lisa Ellison says:

    Black, My daughter is stealing my scales for uni 🙁

  53. i would like the white one.

  54. Keeley Atkinson says:

    Love the black

  55. I would choose black

  56. Rosalind Blight says:

    the black is really stylish so have to go for black please

  57. Alison Turner says:

    Black please 🙂

  58. Black would be perfect for us 🙂

  59. mark witherington says:

    Black please

  60. Sarah Norgrove says:

    Black please, as it will fit in with the decor of my kitchen

  61. I think black because white might look dirtier quickly.

  62. Aurelia Fredon says:

    Black please 🙂

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    I’d like White

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    Black would be good 🙂

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  69. Rebecca Gransden says:

    I would love the white option

  70. cherie shaw says:

    I would love black 🙂

  71. becca staples says:

    I would love the black

  72. emma roberts says:

    Black please!!!!

  73. Susan Williams says:

    White will match my kitchen perfectly.

  74. john hatrey says:

    Defo the black one.

  75. lorraine stone says:

    White please x

  76. Eveline Hewlett says:

    Would like a black one please

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    black please

  78. Nicola Holland says:

    Black please 🙂

  79. I love the black scales, they would look great in my kitchen!

  80. Tracey Gwynne says:

    White please, would look nice and clean in the kitchen

  81. Carys Jones says:

    I’d love classic black

  82. Annette Milligan says:

    Black please

  83. tracey thompson says:

    would love the black one

  84. Amy Warwick says:

    White please! 😀

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    Black please 🙂

  86. Kimberley Robinson says:

    Would love black 🙂

  87. it would have to be black for my kitchen

  88. Helen Humphries says:

    White please 🙂

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  90. CAROL PATRICK says:

    White please, thanks for giving us all the chance to win

  91. Danielle Cresswell says:

    The Black one please x

  92. lynn heath says:

    I would love the black set!!!

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    white please x

  94. Catherine Gibbard says:

    Black ones would look lovely in my kitchen


    Black please

  96. Joy Griffiths says:

    Black one please x

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    The white ones would be lovely x

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    I’d like a black one please


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    White would be perfect! faye xx

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    Black would be great. Fab comp 🙂

    1. Helen Humphries says:

      White please. 🙂

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    Black please (easier to keep clean)

  103. Michael Botzaropoulos says:

    Black would be my choice

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    black would love this

  105. Black one would be lovely

  106. Black would be lovely.

  107. Felicity Kelly says:

    Black please x

  108. John Menzies says:

    it got to be better than my old one

  109. Claire Foulds says:

    I have them in black but they have just broke so could really do with another one

  110. Julie Davies says:

    white please 🙂

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    I think white.

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    I would love the black ones please x

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    Black Please

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    black for me please

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    White please

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    Black please 🙂

  118. Black would be great!

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    black to match the rest of the accessories in my kitchen

  120. Michelle Ferguson says:

    black please

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    Black please as will match my worktops and floor

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    black please

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    White please, it’ll go with my other appliances xx

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    White would be lovely =) x

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    Either color 🙂 x

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    Black please

  129. DEBORAH TORR says:

    Black! looks very classy

  130. Tracy Newton says:

    Black to match my kitchen please

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    i would love the black as it matches my kitchen

  132. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    I’d prefer black but either would go with my kitchen! Thanks!

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    white please if I was lucky enough to win 🙂

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    Black please!

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    I’d love black please! Thank u x

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    Love the white scales as all my kitchen utensils are white

  137. michelle muirhead says:

    love the black scales please

  138. Amanda Graham says:

    I like it in white!

  139. Black looks very stylish!

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    White please 🙂

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    Black please

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    White please TY

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    Black 🙂

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    Black please 🙂 thank you

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    black please

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    Black please xx

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    black please 🙂

  148. Angela Wheeler says:

    The black scales would look great in my kitchen!!

  149. anne murray says:

    Love the black one please, thanks.

  150. Natalie White says:

    I’d love the black to match my kitchen please 🙂

  151. Katherine Stand says:

    I think both are lovely but prefer the black, i think they look sleeker 🙂

  152. Sue Bowden says:

    I would choose Black x

  153. David Collinson says:

    Black please

  154. Amelia Kennedy says:

    Black please x

  155. Andrew Huckle says:

    Black please!!

  156. I’ll would love a Black one please.

  157. Selina Jefferies says:

    White please 🙂

  158. Phillipa ODonovan says:

    White please 🙂

  159. Miriam Said says:

    Either black or white, as long as it weighs stuff I don’t mind the colour.

  160. I would absolutely love one in black please! 🙂

  161. Louise Barnes says:

    I would love black, mine have just broken x

  162. hayley elvidge says:

    I’d like black plz

  163. Jill Webb says:

    looks good in black

  164. I’d love them in white!

  165. Sarah Prightingale says:

    White please

  166. C Kennedy says:

    The black are very stylish!

  167. Allan Smith says:

    The black one please 😀

  168. I would pick the white scale and would be perfect for making Macaroons

  169. Joan Marshall says:

    Black please to match my kitchen.

  170. Jessica Wilde says:

    I like the black 😀

  171. Lisa Pepper says:

    White would be lovely 🙂

  172. Carrie-Anne Brown says:

    would love to win black

  173. Rebekah McMaster says:

    The white one looks lovely

  174. I like them both (I hope that’s not cheating!)

  175. White would be my preference but winning would be my delight!

  176. jennifer thorpe says:

    black please

  177. Charlotte Clark says:

    Black please!

  178. I could do with these in a few weeks time – black colour of choice

  179. Stacey Tripconey says:

    The black please

  180. Paula Barker says:

    White would be nice!

  181. Sarah Clarke-Feltham says:

    black please

    1. princesspamma says:

      Black please xx

  182. Sara Goodman says:

    Black please 🙂 x

  183. Rachel White says:

    Black please 🙂

  184. Katy C Johnston says:

    Black please!x

  185. Louise Asekokhai says:

    Black please as it would match my kitchen.

  186. Natasha Wright says:

    I would be happy with either! Black 🙂

  187. Gavin O'Shaughnessy says:

    Black 🙂

  188. Julie Tift says:

    I would prefer a black scale please

  189. shelley pratley says:

    The black scales Please 😀

  190. Rachel Stephenson says:


  191. Carolynn Woodland says:

    White please

  192. karen cowley says:

    Black please xx

  193. Andrea Williams says:

    I would prefer a white one please x

  194. frances hopkins says:

    White please x

  195. Caroline Blaza says:

    Black please.

  196. Angie Hoggett says:

    white please xx

  197. cheryl may says:

    *for baking (not cooking)

  198. cheryl may says:

    black please as mainly used for flour an sugar anything to do with cooking, would be more hygienic. Thank you

  199. Maria Blythin says:

    white please x

  200. laura jayne bates says:

    black please

  201. white please…to match my kitchen

  202. Michelle Clarke says:

    black please

  203. Chris Davies says:

    A handy piece of gear for the kitchen

  204. GEOFF WICKENS says:


  205. Nicola Jones says:

    Id love the white please x

  206. David Powell says:

    It is all a question of balance!

  207. Katie Kingsbury says:

    Black please!

  208. angela ferebee says:

    either black or white would be just wonderful!

  209. Ben Rideout says:

    White for me to match my kitchen whoop

  210. Melanie McNair says:

    Without a doubt..black

  211. Helen Battle says:

    Black please 🙂

  212. Sooo would love the black scales x

  213. Would love the black, please!

  214. Catherine Culmer says:

    black please

  215. Hazel Christopher says:

    I would love the black one if I’m lucky enough to win 🙂

  216. melanie stirling says:

    Black please 🙂

  217. Chrissie Curtis says:

    Black Please!

  218. Difficult to choose, but probably the black

  219. kerrie mckay says:

    I would love the white one. Thanks for running a comp.

  220. Lucy Mayer says:

    Love the black ones 🙂

  221. EMMA WALTERS says:

    love it in black x

  222. Karen Bate says:

    I would love to have black please. Fingers crossed!

  223. Jane Willis says:

    I’d like black please

  224. Tracy K Nixon says:

    White would be lovely thank you!

    1. Christine Caple says:

      Black please

  225. Anthony Gonsalves says:

    Would love the black scale!!

  226. Tracey Peach says:

    I would love the Black scales if I was lucky enough to win Thank You xxx

  227. Ashleigh Allan says:

    I would love the black ones!

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