Kitchen scale

A folding digital kitchen scale that uses kinetic energy to help you go battery-free

If you don’t always measure ingredients in the kitchen, you might want to get a scale that doesn’t take up space or even needs batteries when you use it.

There are a lot of things we take for granted until we realize we need them, and they just can’t be found. This goes for pens, blank sheets of paper, stacks of work or kitchen scales. Of course, they’re also easy to buy and keep, but you might not always need them all the time. A kitchen scale is designed to stay out of the way when you don’t need it and just work when you do, without having to worry about whether it still has a battery inside when you have it. Not needed anymore.

Design: CASO

Kitchen scales come in all shapes, sizes and designs, both analog and more modern digital. In almost all cases, they use the same rectangular or circular plates which can take up valuable space on the shelf. Digital scales, of course, also require power to operate, primarily from batteries.

CASO’s Kitchen Ecostyle throws it all down the drain, so to speak. You might not even recognize it as a kitchen scale due to its unconventional design. It almost looks like a big rectangular compass or protractor, with a leg that extends to the side. This creates a space where you can safely place a bowl too large to balance on the closed form of the scale.

Moving that leg also serves another purpose, however. It generates kinetic energy which is used to power the digital scale, at least for a short time. Not only will you no longer have to worry about batteries, but you also won’t have to worry about the batteries corroding over time when not in use. You can simply use the scale and then store it in a drawer or on a shelf without having to worry about a potential fire or chemical hazard in your kitchen.

The odd shape might take a bit of getting used to, but the benefits outweigh that brief learning curve. The unique shape of CASO Kitchen Ecostyle takes up less space than most other kitchen scales while still providing the power needed to use it. With its stainless steel construction, this makes it one of the most durable and eco-friendly kitchen scales you can find on the market.