The benefits of using a food scale include precise portion control, accurate recipe measurements, reduced food waste, better nutritional tracking, and the ability to achieve consistent cooking results.
Many digital food scales are pre-calibrated at the factory and don't require user calibration. If calibration is necessary, it's usually a straightforward process outlined in the user manual.
Yes, most digital food scales allow you to switch between various units of measurement, such as grams, ounces, pounds, and milliliters. Refer to the user manual for instructions specific to your model.
To clean and maintain your food scale:
- Wipe the scaled with a damp cloth after each use.
- Avoid submerging the scale in water or using abrasive cleaners.
- Store the scale in a dry and clean environment.
- Calibrate or test its accuracy periodically if needed.
While food scales are primarily designed for dry ingredients, some can measure liquids accurately by using a container or tare function. Ensure the scale's surface is protected from spills to prevent damage.