As a culinary graduate with a passionate love for baking, I am always in need of a scale to provide exact weights for the dishes I am preparing. This little doodad does exactly that job and performs its duties in several ways.
First of all, the scale looks super sharp. It’s made of stainless steel that looks really clean and professional grade. The display is relatively easy to read, even with bad eyesight. The numbers are large and stand out against the bright blue background. The scale comes in a black bag with snap enclosures for storage and protection purposes. It also comes with two AAA batteries.
This scale is super easy to work. It only includes two buttons, which provide all of the functions needed. The “On/Tare” Hutton turns the scale on and zeroes out the weight whenever when you put a container on the scale and then need to weigh something inside the container. The “Unit” button changes the weight from milliliters, ounces, grams, and pounds. You can change the weight continuously while something is on the scale or before you weigh the item.
The only issues I have noticed is that there is really no way to turn it off other than letting it just turn itself off, or taking the batteries out if you’re leaving it off for an extended amount of time. Another MAIN issue I had was that you must set the item exactly in the middle of the scale, otherwise it might be slightly inaccurate in weight. I tested this with a stick of butter because I know that butter should weigh exactly 4 oz (since there are 4 sticks of butter in a box and a box weighs a pound). The butter weighed approximately 4 oz directly in the center and weighed 4.05 oz when placed anywhere else on the scale. Be wary of this if you need precise measurements as sometimes being the smallest bit off can mess up an entire recipe. I documented this in my photos.
All in all, this scale is really wonderful for the price. It is very affordable and handy for casual chefs and bakers.