I brought a (nearly) square set of scales, from Myer's, about 8-10 years ago. My 2 daughters also have the same scales. I keep them in the pantry, on top of the jars or on top of the recipe books. I've only had to change the battery once or twice. I use the scales just about every night!
Yes, I weigh out the food I'm cooking every night, because I'm making a different recipe every night. I have a set of scales, & a set of plastic measuring cups. Some things can't fit into the cups, e.g. spaghetti, so I use the cups for liquids, & rice mostly. I also have a glass jug, like the 1 in the photo, but I hardly ever use it.