Guide to Choosing the Best Cereals Weighing Scale

A cereal weighing scale is primarily used to measure cereals’ weight for sale. This article explains the different types of weighing scales, their estimated prices in Kenya, and what determines their prices. Additionally, it explains the technology used in weighing scales.

Different weighing scales serve other purposes and have additional costs depending on their technology, but we will only focus on cereal weighing scales. Different qualities determine the cereals weighing scale prices in Kenya. These qualities include;

  • Technology

There are old cereal scales that could have been more accurate. Unlike modern electrical weighing scales, manual ones use different weight metals to equate the amount of cereal measured. Their prices are now lower since the introduction of electronic weighing scales. Additionally, the manual ones are heavy, which makes them less marketable.

  • Size

Apart from the technology, the size of the weighing scale also determines its price. Weighing scales used by large-scale farmers are more significant than the ones used by retailers to sell small amounts of cereals to customers. Farmers sell in bulk to either retailers or whole sellers; hence they require heavy machines. The bigger the weighing scale, the higher its cost, regardless of the technology.

  • Durability

There are both metallic and plastic-made weighing scales. Metallic ones are designed to be more durable and hence more expensive, unlike plastic ones, which can easily break since they cannot withstand heavy weight. Mainly they are used for lighter duties at home or low-volume businesses. The metallic ones are made of materials that cannot rust, such as aluminium.

  • Type of Scaling

There are two types of scaling that is comparative scaling and non-comparative. If you need to compare the weight of two kinds of cereals, then there is a scale to use which is different from that used only to measure one type of cereal. The comparative scales are more expensive than the non-comparative ones. In most cases, moisture analyzers are used, especially by farmers.

  • Moisture analyzers

They are scientific weighing devices that help determine grains’ moisture content. Farmers use them to ensure the quality of cereals like maize and wheat by accurately measuring their moisture since it significantly affects the product.

  • Bench Scales

These are also standard commercial weighing machines designed to weigh grains. Tote bags are filled with cereals and then placed on the device. They help in the calculation of the price for easy transactions.

  • The purpose

Your environment will determine the type of cereal weighing scale you need and the purpose it will serve you. If working in a wholesale cereal store, you will require a giant weighing scale, which will mean more expense, but if working in a small retail shop, the purpose of the weighing scale will be to measure small quantities at a time, making it cheap.


To choose the best weighing scale to suit your needs and fit within your budget, you will mainly need to focus on the environment, which will determine the number of cereals to be weighed and how frequently the weighing scale will be used. This article will be of great help for reference.


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