Digital Kitchen Scale Reviews
A proper digital kitchen scale has two very important functions. It lets you accurately measure the ingredients for recipes, which makes your cooking more consistently delicious. Studies have shown that measuring with cups and spoons can throw off recipes with up to 10%. A good digital scale also helps you to manage you calorie intake, which is critical if you are trying to lose some weight.
What should I look for when buying a kitchen scale?
- Display size: You don't need a tiny display in your kitchen. Get a scale with a decent sized display.
- Gram to ounces switch: There should be an easily accessible button, to switch this, on the front of the scale.
- Tare button: This is a button that sets the scale to 0, ignoring the weight on the scale. This allows you to easily compensate for the weight of a container.
- Easily cleanable platform: The top platform on the scale should come off, so you can clean it.
I picked two high quality kitchen scales for kitchen scale reviews and shortly reviewed their features below.
Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale
My first impression of the Ozeri-Professional was one of apprehension, because it's very large and flat for a kitchen scale.
With the easy-to-clean tempered glass surface it is simple to use allowing good manoeuvrability. There are no restrictions on the size of the objects being weighed as the glass top acts as a weighing base. An useful function is the tare feature, enabling you to deduct the weight of any container used, ensuring that the weight of the ingredients are accurate.
The easy to read screen can indicate weight in pounds and ounces or a metric equivalent by the simple switch of a button. It is powered by two lithium batteries that are easily replaced when the indicators show that the batteries are low on power. An added feature is one minute turn off to conserve the battery life.
It took me some time to get used to the sensitivity of the operating buttons, but after using the Ozeri for two weeks, I found it to be the best scale I have ever owned.
I really put these scales through its paces, repeatedly checking the weight function with no variation at all. The Ozeri scale can be easily stored and viewing the screen from different angles does not impair the vision in any way.
These scales don't look pretty, but the fact that it is compact and easily stored ensures that it will not take up too much cupboard space which is great.
Although I am not a chef, I take on most of the cooking duties in our household and enjoy it; my urge to experiment was definitely aided by the Ozeri. It is a must have for any busy kitchen and can be a much needed time saver.
OXO Good Grips
The OXO Good Grips food scale comes across as an easy to use kitchen scale with a number of features that can be an asset in any kitchen. Suitable for use by the professional and amateur alike and due to its simple but effective design, it is ready to be out of the box.
The ability to measure in metric or imperial is an added advantage and has a greater accuracy measuring in 1-gram or 1/8 of an ounce denominations, enabling its user to weigh a one ounce letter or a ten pound package, with accuracy.The maximum weight for this scale is eleven pounds, which would cater for the needs of a larger family. It has a pull out display that prevents your vision being impaired when weighing large items and the numbers are a sensible size for easy reading. The display can be made easier to read with an added back light, but this is an optional extra.
The offset function enables it's user to take into account plates or bowls that may be used to measure ingredients in. An indicator displays the weight you have left on the scale before the maximum capacity is reached.
As the weighing platform is made of stainless steel, it is easy to clean as is the body of the scale. Although the manufacturer says non of it is dishwasher friendly.
The OXO is powered by four easily accessible AAA batteries and due to its compact construction, is very easy to store.
A lot of thought has gone into the design of this machine and it has, in my opinion, catered for all tastes and users. The scale is great for dieters as it combines usability, durability and accuracy to enable everyone can reach their goals.
Although in a very competitive price range, I think that OXO will find this product a great success.