When making bread in a bread machine it is really important to measure everything out accurately, preferably using a kitchen scale. Kitchen scales are not an expensive investment, but they vary quite a bit in quality and accuracy.
We have put together our best kitchen scales guide for 2018 to help you make the right purchase for your bread making needs.
Accuweight Digital Kitchen Cooking Scale
- Auto Shut Off
- Unit Conversion
- Overload Protection
- Low Battery Indicator
- Large LCD Display
- Max weight – 5kg
- Liquid Measurement Technology
These digital kitchen scales from Accuweight have everything you need to weigh every ingredient accurately and with ease. The weight is easy to read on the large LCD display with a brightly lit red background. You can easily switch between measurements as well as measure liquid volumes in fl oz or ml.
I really like the ‘Tare’ function on these scales. If you want to measure ingredients in a bowl, you simply place the bowl on the scales, press the ‘tare’ button and the scales will reset to zero. Once you have added your ingredient to measure you can then press it again to weigh some more ingredients – this is really useful for some recipes, especially cakes and batters.
The sensor technology means that the scales are really accurate too. They are really easy to use, clean and the unit is so sleek it also fits in well with most modern kitchens.
The automatic shut off (after 3 minutes of no use), is brilliant for preserving battery life. The scales run on 2 AAA batteries which are included on purchase.
Salter Digital Kitchen Scales
- Add and weight zero function
- Ability to measure liquids
- LCD display (6 x 2.2cm)
- Switch between metric and imperial
- 15 year Guarantee
Salter are on of the most well known brands when you think about kitchen scales. This model is very similar to the previously reviewed scales from Accuweight, sharing many of the same features.
The ability to measure ingredients by adding them to a bowl and then zeroing the weight before adding another is one of my favourite features in digital scales, no more mental calculations of adding weights together!
The stainless steel design of these scales make them easy to clean whilst also looking stylish.
Salter show their belief and commitment to their products by offering a 15 year guarantee.
Salter Arc Digital Kitchen Scales
- Curved side design
- Add and weigh feature for multiple ingredients
- Interchangeable imperial and metric measurements
- Weigh directly onto scales
- 15 year guarantee
- Easy to clean surface
- Max weight 3kg
Another scale from Salter with a different design to the previous model. This one has a curved side design in a smooth plastic, available in 4 different colours (black, white, green and orange). The curved sides make it really easy to clean and it’s compact design allow for easy storage.
Etekcity Kitchen Scales
- 2.15L detachable bowl
- Add and weight feature
- Interchangeable between imperial and metric
- Built in kitchen timer alarm
- Built in ambient temperature sensor
- Automatic shut off
- Maximum weight 5kg
- 2 year warranty
I really love these digital scales as they combine traditional non digital scales with the more modern day models. Not only do they look really cool, they pack in a lot of features and functions.
The detachable bowl makes is easier to clean as well as store if you don’t want to keep it out on your counter top. The other great thing about this function is that it means you can use interchangeable bowls and other weighing vessels on the scales to meet your needs.
These scales share similar features as the other models discussed here, a maximum weight of 5kg, automatic shut off after 2 minutes, imperial or metric, as well as the add and weight ability. But what I really love about these scales (aside from how stylish they look!) are the two extra features. The first is a built-in-kitchen timer alarm allowing you to cut down on the need for other objects in your kitchen. The second interesting feature is the ambient temperature sensor which is essentially a room temperature display!
These are a really economical option for stylish and feature packed scales.