While most new digital scales are slimline and elegant, the surface materials vary. A plastic top is more robust than a glass display, but the latter can be easily cleaned. Some scales come with durable and chic, minimal stainless steel tops too. If you’re placing food directly on the scales, think about what will be easier to ensure hygiene with. Think about whether you’ll have wet or messy hands, which might mean button functions are better for you than a touch-screen display.