Baking REVIEWS

Salter Vintage Kitchen Scale Review

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I love baking, even though I might not be fantastic at it! I love cooking up a storm in the kitchen, especially if Maxx is helping, we love making tasty treats – fairy cakes, cookies, mars bar cake and more!

We have had our old electronic scale for a while now and they aren’t as accurate as they once were. I was asked recently if I would like to test out a new kitchen scale from Salter and I couldn’t wait to try them out.

Salter have a huge range of kitchen scales available, after having a look I settled on the Salter Vintage Scale – the design is exclusive to Salter. The scale looks lovely sitting on the work surface, there’s no need to hide them away in a cupboard. There is a large easy to read dial which I find very handy as when Maxx is bouncing around and flour is flying everywhere it can be difficult to see the reading on our old scale. The scale comes with a large and very practical 1 litre stainless steel bowl which gives you plenty of room for weighing ingredients.

When I un-packed the scale I was really excited to try them out. I don’t usually read instructions but I’ve never had a scale like this so I thought it would be a good idea to reading them. The instructions are clear and easy to understand, they tell you to place the empty bowl on the scale and check that the pointer is at zero before weighing anything. To adjust the pointer to zero you have to slowly turn the rotating knob at the back then tap the bowl gently to settle the mechanism.

The first time I used the scale I had to spend about a minute ensuring the pointer was at zero, I have always used an electric scale before so it did take a little time to get used to the new scale. I’m happy to report I can now set them up so they are ready to use in seconds!

Maxx and I decided to test them by making some Monsters Inc cakes although it was actually a packet mix (shh don’t tell anyone!) it was the perfect opportunity to review the scale. Firstly we weighed the cake mix, then we weighed the egg then we went on a bit of a weighing spree and weighed some apples, oranges, cereal and a few other random items in the kitchen. The scale has a maximum weight of 3kgs and weighs in increments of 25g. The scale weighed the items with easy and consistently gave the same reading when I weighed the same item, this tells me the scales are accurate and working correctly.

Overall I love the look of the scales, they look great in the kitchen and the build quality is good too. If you’re looking for a set of vintage inspired kitchen scales look no further.

The Salter Vintage Kitchen scale is available to buy from Amazon and is priced at £29.99

*I was sent the Salter Vintage Scale for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinion of the product.

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2 Comments

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    Garden Tea Cakes and Me
    August 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Yes I agree this scales look great left out on your work surface – no hiding in the cupboard for them!

    Angela

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