The baker’s percentages feature is an outstanding feature for those of us who use baker’s percentages to develop our recipes and scale by weight.
Other features such as the display backlight, auto shut off, and respond time can be set to user’s preference.
Since the platform is elevated you can place a very large bowl on the scale without obstructing the display.
The platform and display shield easily remove for cleaning.
Scale runs on 3 AAA batteries which isn’t the most efficient but an AC adapter plug sold separately is available for the scale (which I also purchased.
There is a trade off though for all of these features in the KD 8000 is larger than most kitchen scales. My scale is always on my countertop since I use it every day. But for someone that uses a scale less frequently, storage might be an issue.
And if you are wondering if Old Will Knotts Scale is a good company—yup, they are. They ship timely. If you email them, they will respond very timely. If you order something and it’s on back order, a notice pops up on the order page clearly stating the item is out of stock, on back order, and offering you the option to complete the order or not. And you don’t have to contact them to hunt down that back order if you decide to order any way. Old Will Knotts Scales will sent it to you as soon as they get it in stock.
Reviewed by: Cate from Northern California on 5/10/2019
Great for my small business
I bought this scale on the recommendation of several people on one of my soap making pages. I am glad I did. I bought the ac adaptor at the same time, and would suggest that any purchaser does so. I like that it is easy and intuitive to use, and that the numbers are large, backlit and easy to read. All in all, I think this is great value for my hard-earned money.
Reviewed by: Mary Allan from Oklahoma on 11/26/2018
Exactly what I needed. Good job, folks, from website to delivery.
Reviewed by: KD-8000 from on 9/10/2018
This is the third KD8000 I have purchased in the course of about 8 years. They are great for use in the kitchen and anywhere else you need a reliable, easy to use scale. The Baker's Math function simplifies making small batches of recipes. I use these scales in my professional kitchen every day and am very happy with them. The lifetime warranty is the cherry on top!
Reviewed by: Luisito from on 7/31/2018
The service was great! I love the scale, it’s easy to read, small enough to store, and easy to keep clean.
Reviewed by: Scale from on 6/29/2018
My Weigh KD8000 easy to use! accurate!
Great easy to use scale. Best part: Easy to use: I was able to push the buttons and quickly figured which did what, without instructions, intuitive. When I open box, I did read initial assembly and set up instructions, Great having a clear cover over controls to protect them. I leave it on, doesn't get in way of the smaller bowls I weigh at home. Great to be able to put empty bowl on scale , zero scale then weigh actual food put in bowl. Ease to switch from oz. to grams, ect. Great easy to use scale. Top scale plate is easy to keep clean. For fun I got two inexpensive 100 gram cal weights and scale read one at 100, other at 99, both at 199. very accurate, excellent. Went with on line reviews and glad I chose this scale.
Reviewed by: BruceL from CT on 5/23/2018
Everything they said it would be.Fast shipping.Great company.
Reviewed by: LastEagle181 from on 4/26/2018
Definitely a good scale for weighting products. Happy with my purchase.
Just the right size. Thumps up.
Reviewed by: luna from Mesa on 2/24/2018
I've used it about 10 times for various projects. Fermenting and Baking Bread. I like it.
Reviewed by: MPJRandall from 80452 on 10/9/2017
This sure beats my old scale for accuracy! I weighed a couple of things and found out my old scale rounded everything either up or down to the nearest even number. It never displayed odd numbers at all. Something weighing 923 grams read 922 (-1) on my old scale. In another case, something weighing 535 grams weighed 536 (+1) on my old scale. Now I can get much more accurate measurements for small amounts.
I use this scale to measure bleach powders for lightening my hair 1-2 shades. The difference between 7 grams and 14 grams is critical to avoid over lightening my hair. I also need accuracy for consistent, repeatable results. This scale is easy to clean and I also use it for baking artisan breads where accurate amounts of salt, yeast, and cinnamon are important. I am very happy with the KD8000.
Reviewed by: JanieB from on 9/13/2017
I love my Scale the customer service and shipping was outstanding
Reviewed by: Rosy Blanco from Miami Florida on 7/21/2017
love the products. Very easy to use. Bought it for soap making.
Reviewed by: Lori from on 2/16/2017
This scale is great... Just have to make sure to calibrate it so it doesn't automatically turn off (but that's easy enough to do). Love the "protective screen" as it keeps everything clean while I'm measuring out oils for my soaps.
Reviewed by: MysticOrient from Braintree on 1/30/2017
Scale is fine but the Keypad wears out in just a few years.
The membrane on the ON/OFF button wore through in just a few years.
Reviewed by: Doug_B from Minneapolis on 1/5/2017
My only quibble is that the display and keyboard are pretty vertical. This makes the display more visible when you have something large on the top to be weighed. However, if the scale is on a relatively smooth surface, it will slide backwards when you push on the buttons. (They're membrane keys, so they require a bit of a press to register) I may be able to fix this with a rubber nonslip pad glued on the bottom; haven't tried it yet.
It could use some sort of inward dent on the bottom so your fingers could get under it to pick it up; it's too smooth and tall to pick up one-handed even though it's light enough.
Response time and accuracy of weighing is excellent.
Reviewed by: Justin from on 11/14/2016
The scale is very nice and easy to figure out. It had shields included to cover the buttons I had a little problem weighing spices. The scale does not show only 1 g. It seems to only show an amount at 2 g. The description might have mentioned this, but I missed it. Usually no problem.
Reviewed by: Charlotte from Watford City on 10/27/2016
Very happy with this product. I had been using a battery operated scale for soap making but it kept turning off on me while I was weighing, not good. Did some research and found the KD8000 to be a top choice for soapers and bought the AC adapter as well. Scale looks good, not too big, not too small and never turns off unless I do the turning off. Love that. Haven't had to calibrate it either, every thing I've tested is spot on. I've been raving about it and spreading the news of this website. I am now a loyal customer of Old Will Knott Scales.
Reviewed by: Irene from Liberty, Maine on 3/27/2016
I recently purchased the version with the "Bakers Math" option after my old electronic scale died. This scale is great. It is everything I expected and more. Works wonderfully for all my baking and portion weighing needs. The cover makes keeping it clean and cleanup a breeze. The Bakers Math option makes scaling up my cake, pie, and tart recipes quick and simple when I change pan sizes. The scale arrived quickly (I chose standard shipping) and well packaged with no damage. The only downside was the included AA batteries were dead. No big deal though as I was not going to run it off the batteries anyway. I ordered the optional power adapter which works fine. The service, selection, and price from Old Will Knott Scales is impeccable and cannot be beat. I definitely will order from them again the next time I need a scale.
Reviewed by: Aaron from Tallahassee on 11/28/2015
I have 2 of the model below this one but my wife needed both permanently in another locations so I thought I'd grab the next model up with the baking percentages. Truth be told it's too confusing to understand how to use this % feature in the baking process but love the scale for all it does. Aside from my being too dumb to figure out that feature you may be smarter that me and figure it out and love this feature.
Reviewed by: Mick from East Haddam, CT on 8/4/2015
Had my first scale similar to this one for years and it finally gave up the ghost. Love this new one! I use it to weigh foster puppies, as well as the homemade dog food that we prepare. Accurate, easy to read, and very dependable!
Reviewed by: Shirley Thompson from Plainfield, Indiana on 7/28/2015
Great service, Great Scale
This scale is just what I was looking for to accurately measure ingredients for my Artisan breads and pastries. Finding a scale in this price range that measures in .001 kg is a real find. And the baker's percentage is a real bonus when resizing formulas. And yes, get the power adaptor. Old Will Knotts Scales is a great company and I've recommended them to all my baking friends.
Reviewed by: Howard Leonard from CA on 1/31/2015
Excellent scale - PERFECT for making candles and soap making!!
The best scale I have ever had! Very dependable, right on the money! I use it in my shop when making soap, bath & body products, potpourri and candles. Excellent price for what all this product offers! Definitely get the AC adapter that goes with the scale. Great customer service and fast shipping.
Reviewed by: Juanita from Tennessee on 1/15/2015
I am so glad to have finally found a scale that is accurate and easy to use. This scale is worth its weight in gold. It might be a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Great product.
Reviewed by: denise from florida on 11/22/2014
Great Scale, Worth the Money!
Just a great accurate scale worth every cent and with a 30 year warranty what's not to love? Customer service is great too. I bought the KD 8000 for my wife who does a lot of baking and she loves it so much she uses it every single day. Perfect size for the kitchen counter too. I suggest that you also buy the adapter with it. If you are looking for a good quality scale for food and other stuff look no further. This is it!
Reviewed by: Steven Santiago from Kissimmee, Florida on 11/2/2014
I am very happy with the new scale. It gets used both in the shop and in the kitchen. This beats any scale I have owned in the past 40 years. I like being able to cancel time out and the fact that it runs off a wall wart. Great range and accuracy. Good price for all the bells and whistles.
Reviewed by: Daniel Willard from Albuquerque, New Mexico on 9/16/2014
This is a great scale and I highly recommend it. I've also been very impressed with the customer service and follow-up.
Reviewed by: C Riley from Arizona on 9/8/2014
After using and ruining 5 scales this year in my business I am THRILLED with this new purchase. The plastic guard over the controls makes a huge difference and it has a removable plate for easy cleaning and I purchased the AC adapter too! No more batteries! LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!
Reviewed by: Bethany from TN on 5/9/2014
Works great as long as you buy the AC adaptor
Came with dead batteries. Good thing I bought the separate AC adaptor.
Reviewed by: emily from oregon on 4/17/2014
Very easy to use and durable. Never had any problems with it.
Reviewed by: Shanna from Redding, CA on 6/30/2013
We use the KD8000 scale to weigh gallon cans of ink. It works very well for us for all the reasons other people are mentioning. I expect to be ordering more of them.
Reviewed by: Jim Williard from 2390 Greenfield Ave.,North Chicago IL. 60064 on 2/26/2013
I make soap and body products. There are two features that make this scale terrific. The first one is that it measures to the hundreths of an ounce or gram and the other is the splash guard over the display. I am kind of messy! I also like the fact that is stays on for a few minutes so that I have time to scoop more oil into the pot and the scale does not turn off. This is a great scale and a good value.
Reviewed by: Kathleen from St. Louis, MO on 12/6/2012
This little scale is exactly what I was looking for. I am a soaper and the scale is perfect for that. I love that the weight stays on the scale, (it doen't turn off when I run into the other room to grab another bottle of oil. I also love that, when weighing ounces, it gives me the extra decimal place so my measurements are more accurate. The percent feature works great but the explaination of how to use it was not so great. My lotion bottles hold 9.2oz. That's 100%. The rest was easy. Well worth the money, and shipment was fast. I would highly reccommend this scale.
Reviewed by: Janett from Rocky Ford, Co on 11/30/2012
Works as advertised, easy to use
I used the scale for my first batch of soap and it seemed to work well. The plastic button guards that were included need to be taped to use properly, nice scale.
Reviewed by: Ruth from Long Island NY on 9/4/2012
My son has a tomato stand so we needed a scale to weigh the tomatoes. It arrived in 3 days (so do not bother with express shipping) and it works great! It is well made and all the functions work as intended. I am completely satisfied and would definitely recommend this product.
Reviewed by: Griff from oyster bay, ny on 8/14/2012
Very good value for low use scale. Performed as expected and good delivery.
Reviewed by: Kerry from South Bend IN on 6/24/2012
Great scale, Easy to Read, Battery operation and wall adaptor option is a plus, front cover keeps the display clean, We use it to measure our ground meat as we grind it. No pink slime here. Arrived fast and in great shape.
Reviewed by: Bob E from Dallas TX on 6/13/2012
I use this a a general scale. I like the almost 18 lbs. Very accurate. Test weight of 50 grams right on the money. Don't care for the plastic cover over the buttons.
Reviewed by: tom gall from Boise on 5/10/2012
Finally, a scale that makes me *completely* happy
I bake daily or more. I am very picky. This scale has really been a pleasure to use over the past year. Here are some of the reasons: Up to 8 Kg, so you can use heavy containers. Display still visible with a large plate on the tray. Almost "real time" read No watch batteries Unit button on top Oz mode goes above 16 Relatively quick to wake up Goober proof buttons Looooooong hold time (adjustable) The folks at OldWill have been very patient with my 1000 pre-sales questions.
Reviewed by: Yann from Santa Barbara,CA on 3/14/2012
LOVE THIS SCALE!!!! :) The KD7000 was my first scale I purchase and I use it for soap making, but then started using it for other things. I got tired of moving it from place to place so I decided to buy the KD8000 and LOVE IT just as much. The display is positioned just at the perfect angle so that I can put a bucket on it and read it perfectly. Just wish they would make one that went up to 30+ lbs.
Reviewed by: Mary from Grayslake, Il on 1/12/2012
I'm a bread baker and this scale does everything I need easily and well. I've used it multiple times since it arrived and it has made baking much easier. It's the perfect size and shape. It does exactly what I wanted.
Reviewed by: Debra Kronenberg from Ketchum, Idaho on 1/4/2012
just recvd. used it x3 but havent started christmas cookg. worked like a charm. so pleasantly surprised at the lightness of it. i love it.
Reviewed by: golde from richmond va on 12/14/2011
KD-8000 "Baker's Math" Scale
Great little scale. Perfect in every way. Working great so far and I'm very pleased indeed:)
Reviewed by: Annie from Glynn, La. on 12/7/2011