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Digital kitchen scales – why do you need them?

The New Year can often be a period of resolutions where many of us choose to work on our health, wellness or career (and sometimes all three!).  Getting back to eating healthily can often be the main focus after a period of celebration in the run-up to Christmas and New Year.  With an eye to helping you achieve your goals, we have put together a top 5 list of reasons to use a digital scale in the kitchen.  It will come as no surprise to anyone trying to get on top of healthy eating, that scales can be an essential tool in helping you to achieve success.

1.      Support healthy eating with portion control

A recent study in the UK showed whilst much emphasis has been put on what type of food to eat in order to bring weight under control, the element of portion control has been lost or forgotten about.  A campaign was launched to use hands rather than scales.  Here at Dalman, call us biased but we feel that digital scales still play a vital role in correct portion control.  For example, did you know that a healthy portion size for pasta is 80g per person?

A national survey in the USA of more than 6,000 adults showed that people who measured their food were more successful at losing weight and keeping it off than those who did not.

2.      Use a digital kitchen scale to reduce mess and waste

Another reason to use scales in the kitchen is that it keeps mess and waste to a minimum.  Rather than using lots of different bowls to estimate food amounts, you can build up ingredients for a recipe using your scale bowl, simply by pressing TARE each time. 

One of our own kitchen scales, KB-5000 also has a handy pour section in its bowl and is dishwasher safe, making it even easy to clear up after cooking.

3.      Accuracy is important when measuring food for baking and healthy eating

Accuracy is key both in terms of eating the correct amount of food and when baking.  This is where the example of using hand measurements is a little tricky.  People are all different shapes and sizes but using a kitchen scale really allows you to be accurate in your portions.

With baking, this is even more vital.  Baking is a very precise skill.  To get the best possible cake texture and flavour, the ingredients truly need to be weighed out accurately, to avoid a soggy bottom or an un-cooked mixture.

4.      Digital kitchen scales are a low-cost but essential tool for cooking

Digital kitchen scales are low-cost compared to other kitchen gadgets.  There are a wide variety of options that offer a cost-effective solution for any budget.  If you are trying to make healthy changes to your body, using a kitchen scale can be one of the most valuable tools in achieving this for a comparatively low investment.

5.      Better tasting coffee when you weigh

Are you a true coffee fan?  It's even thought that using a digital scale to weigh your coffee can ensure a better flavour and a more consistent taste.  By being able to measure to within 0.1g it means that you can be sure you will have a perfect cup every time. 

Quality you can measure in the kitchen

Here at Dalman, we have a full range of kitchen scales including the Fold-a-Bowl and the On Balance Versatile Kitchen Scale.

The Fold-a-Bowl is a large platform scale from On Balance fits perfectly in its own foldable bowl which expands for accurate weighing. Handy and a space saver, this attractive blue and white scale is perfect for all your kitchen weighing jobs. 

The On Balance versatile kitchen scale has a capacity of 2000 grams with a 0.1 gram accuracy. The included bowl can rest over it for compact storage.

Did you know that in addition to our wholesale options, you can also buy our scales from our eBay shop?  Check out the link to our eBay store and also see some great reviews of our scales from other users.