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Kitchen Scales

The kitchen scale, simple and unnecessary it may seem, is a tool with the potential to radically improve your cooking and baking. Measuring spoons and cups have their place in the kitchen, but are inherently inaccurate due to the variety of ingredients and technique. One-hundred grams of flour always weighs one-hundred grams, but can measure anywhere from 3/4 of a cup to one cup, depending on how it is scooped, whether it is sifted, humidity, and any number of other factors. This applies equally to sugar, rice, or any other dry ingredient. Especially when baking, this can lead to major differences in measurements from scoop to scoop, and makes it very difficult to achieve consistent results. Using a scale makes getting consistent, predictable measurements fast and easy. Continue reading