Kitchen scales put on volume and value growth

Kitchen scales remain a vital ingredient in many UK kitchens, with volume sales up 8% over the last year.

Kitchen scales put on volume and value growth

According to GfK, the market grew to 1.4m units and is now worth £13.6m – putting on value growth of 1% compared to the year ending May 2009.

Electronic kitchen scales are the most popular type, with a value share of 66%, which GfK says is down to the increasing availability of technical features. Mechanical scales have a 35% share.

GfK notes that popular cooking programmes on television, modern recipes using pounds or kilograms rather than the traditional cup measurements, and the increasing design element have favoured the market.

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