Product Type: Typhoon health products
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The perfect weigh to get good results in baking......
Typhoon Retro Scales
Member Name: sparkymarky1973
Typhoon Retro Scales
Advantages: Simple to use, look good
Disadvantages: None......the perfect and pratical compliment to any kitchen!
As some of you who read my reviews regularly know, I am a Chef who loves retro-looking gadgets in my domestic kitchen at home, to perfectly compliment the small but adequately sized most important room in the house. When I saw these scales then, I knew I simply had to have them.....
Apart from just the look of this product (I'm not totally shallow you know, I am concerned with the praticalities too), there is something about old-fashioned styled measuring devices that quite simply has the edge over more modern, digital equivalents every time! For starters, they are less likely to go wrong, there is no need for batteries and you get a much more accurate measurement especially when using recipes that require smaller quantities of ingredients! This paticular model has measurements displayed in large enough format that I can read the numbers even without my glasses and the measuring bowl that sits on the top of these scales is more than big enough for all your domestic requirements. This is good because, on occasion, I have seen models of these more conventional type scales where the bowl simply looked unpratical. Not so here!
The measurements are in traditional grams/kilograms and pounds/ounces giving you the choice and of whichever you prefer to use. My own preference tends to divide between the two depending on recipe but that is not a problem as either option is easy to read. Returning the scale to zero if it ever falls out of sync is also simple and quick to do with a small nob situated just under the scale-pan that is easily located and used.
Overall, this is the perfect adition to any domestic kitchen and costs around £23 from Amazon meaning that the price is almost as nice as the look of these scales. I am prefectly happy with mine and find them much easier and more accurate than any digital scales I have used, some of which can be confusing to operate. A motto that often applies in cooking is "keep it simple" and this nifty piece of equipment certainly does that! There is no doubt at all in my mind that is a real bargain of a buy!
Summary: A great set of retro scales!
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