If you like to follow recipe instructions to the very letter, or if you consume food only in strictly regulated proportions, or if you simply need to determine the weight of an object or ingredient, then you need a scale in your kitchen. Even if not used regularly, a kitchen scale is handy to have around. After all, with certain ingredients, such as hot chili peppers or pungent spices, the just the difference of an ounce or two can greatly affect a recipe.
Usually small and compact, many kitchen scales can fit easily in your pantry or cabinets, or you can leave them on your countertop if the style compliments your kitchen decor.
Unless you desire a high-end kitchen scale with multiple functions, you can find a kitchen scale perfectly suited for the purpose of weighing objects accurately for just $30.00 or less.
The Salter 2001 5-Pound Microtronic Kitchen Scale is white and unassuming, with a flat surface and digital LCD display. Capable of weighing objects up to five pounds, the surface of the Salter Microtronic Kitchen Scale is easy to clean and helps combat staining and residual flavors left behind from other foods. A useful feature of this kitchen scale is the ability to switch between the imperial measuring system and the metric system, making it easy to determine weights in either grams or ounces.
High precision technology allows you to measure weights in small increments, and quickly weigh multiple objects or ingredients, either directly on the surface of the scale or in a bowl. The Salter Microtronic Kitchen Scale also comes equipped with an automatic shut off.
The Soehnle Culina Analog Food Scale uses the old-fashioned analog method of measuring weight. The scale measures in both grams and ounces, and has a large-capacity, removable bowl for easy cleaning. Capable of measuring up to four pounds, the Soehnle Culina Analog Food Scale is expertly constructed and is touted as the world’s best selling kitchen scale. Simplicity is key here. This kitchen scale promises to measure ingredients accurately, and that is all you really need, isn’t it?
The bowl also features a pour spout, eliminating messy pouring, and is dishwasher safe. Easy-to-use and easy to disassemble for storage, it is a valuable accessory for any kitchen.
If you feel that a regular size kitchen scale is not necessary or you simply do not have the room, then perhaps you would benefit more from the Polder 932-00 Pocket Size Digital Scale. This extremely compact kitchen scale measures precise increments in either imperial or metric weight, and features and automatic shut off, as well as a long-lasting lithium battery.
Perfectly petite and exhibiting marvelous functionality, the Polder Pocket Size Digital Scale can weigh objects up to 1 pound, allowing for multiple ingredients to be weighed at the same time. The surface of the kitchen scale also doubles as a removable lid for easy storage or travel. The scale is ideal for weighing herbs, spices, small snacks like nuts and fruits, and other ingredients.
Another excellent analog kitchen scale, also quite compact, is the Salter 021 16-Ounce Food Scale with Storage Container and Lid. An extra-large, easy-to-read dial makes measuring ingredients simple, and the container comes equipped with a snap-on lid for easy travel or storage. The kitchen scale measures weight up to one pound, and its compact design makes it easy to leave on your countertop nestled against the wall until you are ready to use it. Calibration and zero settings are simple and precise, and despite the low cost, the scale is sturdy and well-made.
The Salter 16-Ounce Food Scale is also an ideal scale for measuring small quantities of ingredients and snacks, and after something is weighed, you can simply snap the lid on, remove the container, and take it with you for lunch on the go.