Kitchen Tools: Getting a Scale

We love our scale and believe it makes life in the kitchen a breeze. That's why we urge you to get one!! A scale makes measuring infinitely more accurate and cleaning up in the kitchen easier and faster. Why? Well measuring with a cup can yield different results for everyone, depending on how they cut ingredients and how they pack them into a cup. Why easier and faster? You won't need to dirty extra cups and measuring spoons, you can measure directly into one bowl or two depending on what the recipe calls for. You'll also be ahead of the curve, it's only a matter of time before cookbook authors make the switch! If you need more convincing, read this great New York Times article. You don't need to spend a fortune, there are plenty of affordable options. Here are some features to look for when buying a kitchen scale:


  • Digital
  • Tare feature
  • Unit switch (grams/ounces)
  • 1 gram to 5 kilogram (or up to 11 lbs)


Here are a few scales we recommend:

EatSmart Precision Digital Scale

Ozeri Ultra Thin Professional Kitchen Scale

Oxo Good Grips Digital Food Scale

Happy buying!