Do you still keep guessing if you’ve eaten the right amount of protein or taken enough veggies for your meal? Well, stop! Clearly, your measuring method isn’t working. This is the exact reason for the existence of a food scale! However, before you buy one, there are a few things you should consider and look for in your scale.
- Analog vs digital: There are two types of kitchen scales from which to choose. Analog, or mechanical scales, consist of an innerspring that shows the weight with a rotating pin. Electronic or digital scales run on batteries and display the weight on a digital readout. The digital scale showcase more variety like storing your data.
- Capacity: You need to consider what foods are you going to weigh on these scales. This will also help you narrow down the desired capacity of your needed scale. Some especially sensitive scales are ideal for weighing up to 16 ounces, including lightweight items like herbs, spices and nuts. Other types of scales can handle up to 25 pounds. These scales are appropriate for weighing heavier items like large cuts of meat and whole poultry.
- Ease of storage and design: If you are going to store the scale on your kitchen counter, it’s important to choose a model that fits well and adds to the look of your kitchen. It should also be easy to store and clean, even if you mishandle it a little!
- Platform scale with a container: It’s always a good idea to get a scale with a decent-sized platform. This gives you the liberty of weighing your whole meal at once. One can also pick a scale that comes with a container that holds the foods for weighing, including dry and wet ingredients. Make sure it’s removable for easy cleanup!
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