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A food scale is a handy kitchen gadget that can change the way you cook or bake. Aside from taking away the hassle of converting recipes from grams and ounces to cups and teaspoons, a kitchen scale can help you achieve a more precise measurement.
Think about it - if you’re converting a recipe to cups, the volume of an ingredient you pack and level off in a measuring cup can vary, and end up being more than your recipe requires.
What’s easier than a kitchen scale? A trusted digital scale with more than 1,000 customer ratings on Amazon.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $26 (originally $29)
What is it?
The Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale is Amazon’s Choice for digital food scales, thanks to its highly sensitive measuring sensor and thoughtful design. The Etekcity battery-powered scale is a compact kitchen option with a stainless steel surface that can be easily cleaned and removable bowl so you can easily measure dry and liquid ingredients with ease.
Aside from being expertly designed, the Etekcity scale has an easy to read LCD screen with large numbers - and a variety unit options to take the guess work out of recipe conversion. Measure in grams, ounces, pounds, fluid ounces and more.
Each Etekcity scale is sold with a one-year buyer’s assurance and two AAA batteries already installed - so you can get started mixing things up in the kitchen as soon as your package arrives.
What people are saying
The customer reviews are usually the deciding factor as to whether or not something is worth purchasing over Amazon. The Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale boasts a solid 4.7 out of five star rating from Amazon shoppers who love how easy it is to get accurate measurements every time they cook or bake.
“This Etekcity digital scale is a must-have for my kitchen,” one Amazon shopper wrote. “Accuracy is extremely important in gluten free baking and you get that with this scale. It measures both wet, dry ingredients and the weight of the container used. It has a sleek design and includes a bowl which reduces spills on the scale. I love my Etekcity digital kitchen scale.”
Others have noted that although the detachable bowl isn’t dishwasher safe, it’s still a compact and “invaluable” tool to keep in the kitchen.
“This scale is such a pleasure to use. It makes weighing your food fun as it’s so sleek and modern. I love the bold digital display. The scale stays on long enough to use while you’re still chopping a quick item, which is key for me. I really like the clear bowl that comes with it, that’s a bonus,” another wrote. “So glad I bought this one!”
If you’re meticulous about measuring portion sizes or an avid baker - the Etekcity Digital Scale is an affordable kitchen tool that could improve your time in the kitchen.
Aside from being easy to read, the Etekcity scale is easy to change between units so that you never have to reference a conversion chart again.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.