A kitchen scale is only for pro chefs like Eric Ripert and Christina Tosi, right? Not so fast. We’d actually argue that in any home kitchen, a scale is just as important as measuring cups.
Many savory recipes list a weight for produce and grated cheese; if you miss the scale at the supermarket, you’ll have one waiting at home.
And most baking recipes call for the weights of ingredients in addition to the volumes. That’s because weighing ingredients is the most accurate—and arguably the easiest—way to measure. For example, instead of carefully spooning flour into a measuring cup and trying not to spill it on the counter, place a bowl on a kitchen scale and simply dump in the flour.
Investing in a scale might seem intimidating, but we sifted through all of the different options to bring you the very best.