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Starfrit Electronic Kitchen Scale Review

Updated on February 7, 2018

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Took this shot to show you how clear and easy it is to read the digital numbers.Weighing a pkg of ground beef.The scale looks nice on a counter top or can easily be stored in a cupboard or in a drawer.
Took this shot to show you how clear and easy it is to read the digital numbers.
Took this shot to show you how clear and easy it is to read the digital numbers.
Weighing a pkg of ground beef.
Weighing a pkg of ground beef.
The scale looks nice on a counter top or can easily be stored in a cupboard or in a drawer.
The scale looks nice on a counter top or can easily be stored in a cupboard or in a drawer.

Handy Useful Kitchen Gadget

By far I'd have to say that my Starfrit kitchen scale is one of my most helpful kitchen gadgets. Even though I live in Canada where we use the metric measuring system, I still think in pounds and ounces when it comes to cooking.

The scale has an automatic conversion feature for imperial and metric, which is great especially when you find a recipe that you need to convert.

No Kitchen Should Be Without A Scale

Many times I buy meat in bulk packages and need to split it up into smaller amounts. If for instance I purchase a ten or twelve pound package of ground beef, I'll come home and repackage it into two pound freezer bags. With the scale it is much easier than trying to guess, like I did before owning a kitchen scale.

I used to have a kitchen scale that came with a plastic bowl for weighing. With the Starfrit you can use any type of vessel you want. Simply put the bowl or plate onto the scale before you turn the scale on and this automatically zero's out the weight. Sometimes I will put a piece of Glad cling wrap onto the scale and then add my meat on top of that, which saves washing that bowl or plate. Or if you prefer you can use the Z/T button that is located on the front of the scale.

Since this is an electronic scale it does require a battery, which is included and already installed when you purchase it. I've had my scale for five years now and have yet to replace the 9V battery.

The weighing surface is made out of tempered glass and is easy to clean. I wipe mine off with a soapy dishcloth.

There are 3 buttons on the front of the scale; an on/off button, a unit button for measuring in pounds, ounces, grams, and kilograms, and the third button is a Z/T button, for when you tare or zero balance it.

The maximum weight for this kitchen scale is 5kg, which is 11 pounds, and the minimum is 1g or 0.05oz.

The digital display is clear and easy to read.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Brite-Ideas: I think because as kids it was always in pounds then and so I tend to think in pounds now.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      well, this is a handy little item to have! and it looks very pretty too - I too still think in terms of pounds and ounces sometimes

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      Susan Holland 

      5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      This is a great idea! I buy in bulk sometimes, too, and this scale would be so handy to get the right amount packaged for the freezer. :-)

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