Whether you’re cooking or baking, for good results your measurements must be correct. With many ingredients, measuring by volume can result in an extremely wide range of results depending on how loosely or densely the material is packed. Such a difference can ruin your recipe, because weight—not volume—is the only true determinant of how much to add of any ingredient.
For years professional chefs and bakers have weighed their ingredients rather than use a measuring cup. Today’s weighing tools are more accurate and capable than ever, and come in a variety of fun, vibrant colors.
Home Use Scales
Escali’s Arti is a great example of innovation in the scale market. It features a smooth glass top and several exciting colors. This unique, battery-operated weighing station measures up to fifteen pounds (more capacity than most home-use kitchen scales) and displays measurement readouts that are bright, clear and half again larger than many other kitchen scales. Equipped with sensitive touch controls and tare feature, it measures in both liquid (fluid ounces and milliliters) as well as dry ingredients (grams, ounces, pounds and pounds with ounces). An automatic shut-off feature ensures long battery life. The Arti scale’s smooth glass top is easy to clean and attractive.
The Escali Primo scale is an eleven pound capacity measuring station that’s rated Best Value by a leading independent consumer magazine. Available in several colors to complement your kitchen, this sealed, two-button station is practical and affordable. It measures in grams, kilograms, ounces, and pounds. Equipped with the tare feature, which subtracts a container’s weight to obtain the weight of its contents, we think you’ll be delighted with this unit.
We also offer the NSF-certified commercial Escali Primo model that comes with a removable stainless steel platform. It’s available in three colors and we think you’ll be excited by its capabilities.
The Pana volume-measuring scale takes the guess work out of measuring. It’s preprogrammed with over five hundred ingredient types, so all you have to do is tell the unit what you’re measuring then it will tell you the correct volume in cups or tablespoons, based on the weight. Scale weight capacity is thirteen pounds. This handy tool measures in increments of 1/8 cup, 1/2 tablespoon, 0.1 ounce or 1 gram. Equipped with a tare feature and battery-operated, it’s sure to impress with the results it helps you achieve!
The Taso mixing bowl scale is one of the most unique measurement tools we offer. Equipped with a mixing bowl and tare capability, this mix and pour, mess-free station is a baker’s delight. It weighs up to eleven pounds and is so versatile you can measure anything by weight, or measure milk, water, oil, flour or sugar by volume. Battery-operated with automatic shut-off to save battery life. Rubber feet protect counter tops and provide a stable measurement. The mixing bowl is dishwasher safe and comes in candy apple red with white.
Torrey’s commercial digital scales are perfect for use in the home, deli and farmer’s markets. Accurate within .01 pounds and legal for trade, you can be confident that your measurements are precise. These units feature an AC adapter and built-in rechargeable battery. The battery life is two-hundred hours in normal use and has an auto shut-off feature when running on battery. Available up to a weight capacity of 80 pounds, you’re sure to find the scale that suits your needs.
Choosing your Scale
Cooking tools are constantly evolving, and it can be hard to keep up. Let Pleasant Hill Grain help you find the quality products you’ll be proud to own and use. Click on the weighing stations we offer above to read more about them. We believe you will be just as excited as we are with the new innovative designs, features and styles. Give us a call—we’d love to talk with you about any of these great measuring tools!