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If you’re considering a food scale – essential to a well-stocked kitchen – we’ve found a winner.
The Etekcity Food Kitchen Scale has a ridiculous following — over 62,000 Amazon shoppers gave it a perfect rating — and it’s on sale right now for just $9 (was $14).
A good kitchen scale is more accurate than a measuring cup, and that’s crucial for delicate recipes like chocolate soufflé. There are even serious coffee drinkers who measure their grounds by weight. I’m just saying.
Kitchen scales are great for portion control – weighing your food can help control calories. They also instantly convert measurements (from ounces to grams, for example), which is great when trying a recipe from another country.
The Etekcity Food Kitchen Scale is compact and slim, so it fits easily in a drawer or cabinet. And the size is right – small enough not to dominate a counter if you choose to leave it out, but large enough to hold a plate.
It measures in pounds, ounces, grams, milliliters and fluid ounces. The stainless steel surface looks cool and cleans easily. Simply press the “tare” button to deduct the weight of any bowl or plate you choose to use. And the auto-off feature means you don’t have to press a button with your fingers covered in breadcrumbs.
One five-star reviewer says, “This scale’s large platform makes it far more useful than most kitchen scales.” I can use my larger mixing bowl on it and still read the display. I keep it handy so it’s easy to use and saves me measuring cups that need to be washed. I like to make my own bread and this scale allows me to measure flour very accurately in grams. The scale has a range up to about 10 pounds, so it can be used with heavy glass or ceramic bowls. I use it almost daily and it worked perfectly for 11 months with the original batteries.
Other people have used it with a popular weight loss app. “I…plugged the news into MyFitnessPal,” says one fan. “Before I got this scale, it was clear that my protein/fat/carb ratios were way off, which is why I didn’t see any change in my body shape or mood. After using it regularly with the fitness app I finally figured out that I was eating less than half the protein I needed. Now I feel better mentally and emotionally, and I was able to lose weight much faster. It seems silly that ‘a simple scale is also helpful, but I really recommend THIS ONE. the missing piece of my “fitness and health puzzle”. It’s accurate (tested many times because I trust NOTHING) and super easy to utilize.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most current versions at the time of publication.
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