Open Thread: Crofton Digital Kitchen Scale

It’s fall, which means cooler temperatures and baking season are upon us. Also, the holidays are around the corner, which mean even more baking and cooking. Starting in October each year, Aldi rotates a limited-time supply of cooking and baking supplies and gadgets through its middle aisle. It’s common to see pressure cookers, buffet servers, pastry mats, rolling pins, and meat thermometers at Aldi this time of year.

One item Aldi rolls out most years is a digital kitchen scale. A food scale can help you measure more accurately, especially in fussier recipes such as soufflés or macarons. It can also help you measure portion sizes and correctly determine how many calories you’re eating.

What We Know:

Crofton Digital Kitchen Scale

The Crofton Digital Kitchen Scale (product code 802450) cost $8.99 in October of 2020.

You have a choice of a rectangular scale with a marble look, a rectangular scale in black, or a circular scale in white.

Crofton Digital Kitchen Scale

Crofton Digital Kitchen Scale

This is an Aldi Find (Special Buy), which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Once it’s gone, you’ll have to wait until next year to get it again.

Aldi also sold a Crofton Digital Kitchen Scale for $9.99 in 2018 and in 2017, so this year’s model costs $1 less.

The 2018 kitchen scale had a three-year warranty serviced by Protel, a German-based after sales service company that provides service for a variety of Aldi products, including bathroom scales and backpacks.

What We Don’t Know:

We write open thread posts about products we have not yet tried, so we don’t know how well the digital kitchen scale works. We also don’t know who manufactures it or if this year’s model comes with a warranty.

Have you used the Crofton Digital Kitchen Scale? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. I got mine on Thursday 🙂 It comes with a 3 year warranty and it’s pretty big, about as tall as a standard dinner plate and as wide as a notebook (not school-sized, but the kind you use in the office)

  2. mine did not last long at all, broke after a month but worked somewhat, then quit working at all.

  3. Avoid Crappy Products

    Depletes the CR2032 battery because the “äutomatic”scale is ALWAYS on, due to no power switch. Just add weight to suck more juice, for the LCD to activate.

    Dumbest design ever. With minimal use, battery guaranteed to show “Lo” in a year (and at “Lo,” the scale refuses to work).

    Don’t waste your money.

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