Gadget of the Month: Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale
If we told you there was a gadget you could buy that would improve your cooking and baking, wouldn’t you be curious? We’ve got a gadget like that, and it’s budget-friendly, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and you’ll use it every day.
We’re talking about a kitchen scale, like the Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale. It’s pretty surprising how many people own fancy kitchen appliances, gorgeous cookware, and quality cutlery, but the one kitchen essential they’re missing is a scale.
Why is a kitchen scale so important? Below, find our top three reasons to make a scale the next purchase for your kitchen.
More Accurate Measurements
While some recipes are flexible enough that you can guesstimate ingredient quantities, others depend on accuracy for good results. A little extra cheese in your pasta sauce isn’t a problem, but a little extra flour in your cookie dough can really affect your goodies.
This video from King Arthur Flour shows how a kitchen scale can ensure you’ve measured correctly — and how much extra can be packed into a cup when you don’t:
And in case you didn’t notice, that’s an Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale in this video.
Recipes With Metric Quantities
Cooking is a global affair, and nearly everyone in the rest of the world uses the Metric system. Don’t bypass an appealing recipe with metric quantities or attempt to convert to Imperial measurements. Simply push the button on your kitchen scale to measure in grams instead of ounces.
For liquids, refer to the Metric hashmarks on your liquid measuring cup. They’re often on the opposite side of the cup from the Imperial measurements. You do use different measuring cups for liquid and dry ingredients, right? Cooks Illustrated explains why that’s important — and they also vouch for the accuracy of kitchen scales.
Finally, a kitchen scale can give you a smart reality check where it comes to how much you’re eating. Of course we don’t advocate for weighing every last bite — especially when you’re eating nutritious plant-based foods. But it can be eye-opening to see just how much food is in that bowl of pasta or on that plate of meat and potatoes.