If you think that you just guess when it comes to putting the correct amount of ingredients in a recipe, it’s time to reconsider that line of thinking. When you’re cooking and especially when you’re baking, it’s imperative to put the right amount of a particular ingredient into the mix. Sometimes, you need a scale in order to make sure that you get it right. The question is, what type of scale should you be using? Below are five of the best digital kitchen scales currently available on the market. Read through the list in order to see which one best fits your needs.
Kitchen Scale with Precision Weighing Technology by Ozeri
This is a small, lightweight scale that you can store easily in almost any location when it’s not in use. When you do need to use it, all you need to do is grab it from its storage space and set it on the counter. It has special reburrized stops on the bottom that keep it from sliding, not to mention preventing it from marking up your countertops. When it’s is use, you can enjoy a platform that’s larger than most digital scales, so it makes weighing larger objects much easier. It’s pretty accurate, as you can measure items in increments of 0.05 grams. There’s even a button on the front of the scale that allows you to convert weights from grams to ounces, so on and so forth.
6.6 Pound Digital Kitchen Scale with Glass Platform by Taylor
This is a small scale that takes up almost no space whatsoever, making it a good fit for those who really don’t have the counter space to spare. It’s glass platform also makes it easy to clean. This item has a lithium battery for longer life, so you find it necessary to replace the battery nearly as often. As you might have guessed, you can weight up to 6.6 pounds with this system, and it weighs items in increments of 0.1 ounces. There’s also a button to change the unit of measure and an auto shut-off feature.
High Precision Stainless Steel Digital Kitchen Food Scale by Salter
This scale operates using just two “AA” batteries, which come included with the purchase of the scale. It can be tailored to measure items in small increments, as small as about 0.1 ounces. The base of the scale is constructed from plastic but the platform itself is made of stainless steel and can be removed for easy cleaning. Depending on what you’re weighing, you can simply wipe the platform down or you can remove it from the base entirely and place it in the dishwasher for a more thorough cleaning.
11 Pound Digital Portion Control Scale by Taylor
This is a small system that is designed to measure either dry goods or liquids. Therefore, it’s capable of measuring items in pounds or kilograms, as well as fluid ounces or milliliters. It operates in two “AAA” batteries and has an automatic shut-off feature that keeps the batteries from being drained when the scale isn’t actively in use. This is a scale that lets you weigh heavier items than most, so if you bake a lot or you need to measure out items in bulk, this might be a good fit for your home. As is the case with many scales of this type, you can remove the platform used to weigh objects and clean it more thoroughly than you could if it remained a single, intact unit.
Mini Precision Scale by King Arthur Flour
This is a small digital scale but that certainly doesn’t affect its performance. As a matter of fact, its incredible sensitivity and accuracy are easily capable of rivaling any other digital scale on the market. For starters, it’s capable of measuring weights up to 500 grams, but the impressive thing is that it does this in increments of 0.005 ounces. That’s about as accurate as you’re going to get. No matter what scale you’re using. It comes with a single 9V battery and even has a feature that automatically shuts off the machine after a predetermined amount of time so the battery isn’t being drained unnecessarily. It’s more than accurate enough to measure out items for baking and if you need to measure something that takes a while, you can hold the weight displayed on the scale with the press of a single button.