Works Well: Here's the weigh

Jim Hillibish

Your grandmother had a kitchen scale. It was important. Many recipes specified amounts in pounds or grams instead of volume (measuring spoons and cups).

Modern recipes standardize on most measurements, but we still see items listed by weight instead of volume, especially meat ones. If you latch on to a recipe from another country, you’ll need to know metrics.

These are the reasons the kitchen food scale has avoided obsolescence. New ones apply electronics and cost around $25. Polder offers its classic mechanical scale at less than $6 in the utility version and $33 for stainless steel. Other makers are Oxo, Newline Electronic and Soehnle.

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