Keen to create delicious meals over and over again? Check out this food scale that will track every bit of flavor to the end!
Benefits of food scales
- Portion Control
Helps in accurately measuring serving sizes, assisting individuals in managing portion control, and maintaining a balanced diet.
- Precision in Cooking
Enables precise measurement of ingredients, leading to more consistent and accurate cooking or baking results.
- Calorie Counting
Assists in tracking calorie intake by accurately measuring food portions, supporting weight management and dietary goals.
- Nutritional Awareness
Facilitates awareness of nutritional values by providing accurate measurements of macronutrients and micronutrients in foods.
- Recipe Consistency
Ensures consistency in recipes, especially in baking, where precise measurements are crucial for the final outcome.
- Weight-Based Cooking Techniques
Supports various cooking techniques that rely on weight measurements, such as sous-vide cooking or precision cooking.
Saves time by reducing the need for multiple measuring tools and simplifying the cooking process.
- Reduced Food Waste
Helps prevent over-purchasing and minimizes food waste by accurately measuring the required amounts for recipes.
Many food scales offer multiple units of measurement, catering to diverse culinary needs and preferences.
- Compact and Convenient
Compact designs make food scales easy to store and convenient to use in various kitchen settings.
Disadvantages of food scale
Quality food scales can be relatively expensive, especially those with advanced features or high precision.
Some users might become overly reliant on a food scale, potentially leading to difficulties estimating portions without it.
Food scales require occasional calibration and proper care to maintain accuracy, which may be seen as an inconvenience by some users.
- Learning Curve
Using a food scale effectively might have a slight learning curve for individuals unfamiliar with precise measurements or different units of measurement.
- Battery Dependency
Battery-powered scales require regular battery changes, and a lack of batteries could hinder their use. Choose scales with built in rechargeable batteries or the ones that allow the use of rechargeable batteries such as Etekcity EK6015 Digital Kitchen Scale.
- Potential Obsessive Behavior
Constantly measuring and weighing food portions could potentially lead to obsessive behavior or an unhealthy relationship with food for some individuals.
- Not Always Necessary
For casual cooking or those who prefer estimating quantities by eye, a food scale might seem unnecessary or cumbersome.
How to use a food scale
- Calibrate the Scale (if needed)
Some scales require calibration before use. Etekcity EK6015 works out of the box.
- Place the Scale on a Flat Surface
Ensure the scale sits on a stable and level surface, avoiding any tilting or movement during measurement.
- Turn On the Scale
Power up the scale.
- Select the Measurement Unit
Choose the appropriate unit of measurement (ounces, grams, pounds, etc.) using the scale’s settings.
- Place the Container or Food Item on the Scale
If using a container, place it on the scale first and then press the “Tare” or “Zero” button to reset the scale to zero. This accounts for the weight of the container, so only the food’s weight is measured.
- Add or Weigh the Food
Carefully add the food item to the container on the scale, ensuring it stays within the scale’s capacity. The weight of the food will display on the scale.
- Read and Record the Measurement
Once the food is stable on the scale, note or record the displayed weight if needed for recipes or dietary purposes.
Etekcity EK6015 Digital Kitchen Scale
Accurate with Precision
Measuring in increments as small as 1g, the scale provides reliable and ultra-precise measurements.
Easily tare the weight of containers with the “Click” of a physical button to conveniently combine ingredients in one bowl.
Choose from various unit options to weigh solids and liquids with high accuracy.
Clear Backlit Screen Clearly read your results on the bright backlit LCD display.
Baking & Cooking Weigh flour, spices, toppings, and more to create your culinary projects with precision.
- Seamless weighing is supported by this scale, which accommodates 5 different units (oz/lb:oz/fl’oz/g/mL) and incorporates a tare function along with 2 AAA batteries, ensuring convenient operation.
- Accurate results are achieved as it can precisely weigh up to 5 kg/11 lb with increments of 1 g.
- This small, sleek scale effortlessly fits into most kitchens, taking up minimal space and easily fitting into cabinets for storage.
- Maintaining cleanliness is hassle-free – simply wipe down the surfaces made of 304 food-grade stainless steel.
- The backlit LCD screen with large fonts ensures effortless reading, enhancing the user experience.