Food Scales a kitchen must

Food scales a kitchen must

A great way to keep yourself honest is to use a food scale. Why? Because many people normally eat servings that are much larger than recommended amounts. A food scale teaches you portion control and keeps you from eating more than you planned. Food scales also help with cooking recipes and saving food for your business.

A food scale can be used for any meal plan or diet that specifies a serving size in ounces. A national survey of more than 6,000 people showed that people who measured their food were more successful at losing weight and keeping it off than those who did not have scales.

Cooking is an art, baking is a science. If you’re making soup, it’s okay to play fast and loose with measurements, but in baking, precision is essential – small variations can produce dramatically different results (as seen above). That’s why professionals use scales rather than measuring cups (so 150 g flour instead of 1 cup). Not only is this method perfectly precise, it’s faster and easier: Instead of mucking up cups and spoons, just plunk one big mixing bowl on a scale and start adding ingredients. You can find pretty scales that sit on the counter or slim ones that tuck away. Trust me, you’ll be in baking heaven.

The slight change in ingredients such as too much or less can be the difference in creating that perfect meal, cake etc. that is why chefs and top bakeries use food scales and conitune to do so.

When starting a diet, measuring food is an important part of learning about correct serving sizes. A food scale will show you that the portion you thought was four ounces may actually weigh eight ounces. That’s the kind of mistake that could derail your diet.

Generally you’ll measure your food after it is cooked. However, a food scale may also be handy if you are preparing meals using meal plans or recipes that specify certain weights of ingredients.

You could take along your measuring cups and scales when eating out, but that is a bulky way to travel.

For example, a serving of meat is about the size of a deck of cards, and a serving of pasta should fit in the palm of your hand.

If you frequently use a food scale at home, you will gradually become accustomed to the look and feel of correct serving sizes. Data show that exposure to correct serving sizes does help people make better choices in restaurant settings, too. Restaurants that use food scales in some places specify the amount of grams, calories etc. on their menu.


A favourite is the Edlund WSC-10 OP Stainless Steel Submersible Portion Scale with 6 Display Options, Self-Calibration Feature and Oversized Platform

Self-calibrating so you don’t need to send it back. Submersible so it’s easy to clean. 
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