Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Kitchen Scale

Recently, I picked up a small kitchen scale at a yard sale. I had never seen one like this and almost didn't pick it up to see what it was!

I knew I would want to buy one eventually. It's just a nice addition to my kitchen. I use it to weigh fruits and veggies when recipes call for pounds and ounces. I use it to weigh some of the food I eat. "How big is an ounce of cheese, anyways?" I use it to weigh balls of bread dough to make more uniform loaves of homemade bread. It's much more exact than eyeballing everything. And it's so compact and comes with a lid(not pictured) that it fits right in my cupboard.

I'm sure as time goes on, I'll think of even more things to weigh on my little scale!

So that's my kitchen tip for today. Use a kitchen scale! Or at least, if you think you might use one, start looking for one at yard sales!

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Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I never thought about needing one but you make it seem so useful!


Kathryn said...

I love mine, and use it all the time! I especially love it for weighing chunks of hamburger for the freezer or recipes since I get the 10 lb. rolls from Sam's Club.

Sharinskishe said...

I love my scale too. I was blessed with a new one for Christmas and love it. My old one wasn't digital and didn't do a lot of what I wanted- like reset to zero while the bowl was still on the scale.

One thing we used it for was weighing our kittens two years ago. There was a tiny runt in the litter and we weighed them all and made a graph to make sure the runt was growing at a normal rate. She did and grew up to be a beautiful cat.

Isn't it amazing what a good scale and tender loving care can do?!


CalvaryGirl said...

I miss my kitchen scale so much. It got knocked off the counter and broke last year. I picked it up at a yard sale years and years ago, and used it frequently. Maybe I'll add that to my birthday list? ;)

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