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Digital Kitchen Scale : Features To Look For

Jun 4, 2008
Finding a digital kitchen scale for your household is not an easy task for some of us. Much like shopping for other items, you've got to have some knowledge of the item itself. You have to know every little thing there is to know about the item, for example, how it works, its parts, the mechanism and electronics in it and so on and so forth.

A digital kitchen scale has some extra features not available in the normal mechanical scale hence every aspect of the scale has to be carefully inspected in order to get the best one out there for your shopping satisfaction.

There are plenty of features to look for. One of them is of course the maximum weight that the scale is able to measure. If you know what specific job the scale is for, then this should be no problem since you already know the average maximum weight of the ingredients you'll be measuring.

Normally, the manufacturer will specify this and you can easily check from the box itself. Just be sure to check it and don't judge the capacity based on the picture of the scale that you saw in the Net. Sometimes a scale might look bigger than it actually is so check the number carefully.

It is also good to know whether the scale comes with a removable bowl or not. Sometimes a scale comes with a built-in bowl which makes it harder to clean. It also gives less flexibility if you can't change the bowl since in some occasions, a different measuring container is needed to suit with a specific type of ingredients you use.

If you're looking for a digital scale that can measure both liquid and dry items, it's better to opt for an aquatronic digital kitchen scale. This type of digital kitchen scale lets you put dry items directly on the scale without needing any special container as well as measuring liquid on top of that.

Another feature to be considered is the ability to switch between metric measuring units (grams) and the U.S units (ounces and pounds). This is a handy feature since cookbooks sometimes differ in the way they present the ingredients units. By using this feature, it solves the problem of having to regularly convert between those two system of measurements. It makes sure that whatever recipes you get from any part of the world, you can surely try them out in the kitchen without any difficulties.

Last but not least, you would want to look for the tare function which allow you to subtract the weight of the scale container from the total weight measured with the touch of a button. This gives your measurement a more accurate reading without needing you to subtract the weights manually. By using this function, you can even subtract the weights repeatedly for different ingredients. So if you need fast results, this is definitely a handy function to have.

Be sure to look for these features the next time you decide to buy a digital kitchen scale. Don't end up with the more expensive one if you don't need most of the features but don't go for the cheaper model if you know you can't afford to lose some of the features stated above. Ask around and find the best model that has features to suit your cooking style.
About the Author
Ahmad writes regularly on several websites including his Digital Kitchen Scale site. If you want to find more information on digital kitchen scale, don't forget to drop by his site at http://digitalkitchenscaleguide.com
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