While this may sound like a weird one, I am a big fan of kitchen gadgets. I am often found to be bragging about the weird things you can buy off the internet, the types that let you peel potatoes or let you spray juice out of a lemon. So when I came across Heston’s Precision Scales, I thought I must give them a go.
Heston Blumenthal has made his name as being bit of a scientist/geek in the kitchen. His range of collaborated items with Salter are an extension of his personality.
What is it?
It is a precision scale, with two platforms, giving you different ranges. An LCD display gives you the results, and you can use both of them at the same time.
Look and feel
The scales are definitely beautiful enough to feature in your kitchen. They have a stainless steel finish on top, and the LCD display is quite good. They also come in a very handy case so they can be stored away in a cupboard for when you don’t need them. They are also quite well made, and since you can use your own bowls on them, you do not have to worry about the bowl falling off. Being slim also means it is easy to carry or hide away.
It can measure two kinds of ranges:
- 10kg, with an accuracy of 1gram
- 200g, with an accuracy of 0.1 gram
Ease of use
The scale is very easy to use. Simple place your empty bowl or container on the device, zero the scale, and then put your items to be weighed on it. Once done, just turn it off.
One very interesting feature is that you can measure water, or other similar liquids, using this as well. Just change the unit to ml, or fl oz, and use the same technique as above. Very handy when you don’t have a measuring glass big enough. I did try this a few times, and I really like this feature.
It can measure in both metric and imperials units: gm, kg, oz, ml, fl oz.
More information on this, as well as buying information, can be found at the following link:
This generally retails for £49.99.
A very impressive overall product, that offers you all kinds of measurement options. Definitely recommended!