“ Brand: Argos „
I was given a nice cookbook for Christmas and I realised that my normal method of trying to guess the weight of ingredients (inaccurate) or trying to convert everything to number of table spoons (even worse) wasn't good enough. I wanted some accurate, but simple digital kitchen scales and I bought some of these from Argos for the very reasonable price of £9.99.
As part of the Argos ColourMatch range, these digital kitchen scales are available in a variety of colours: jelly bean blue (pastel blue) bubblegum pink (pastel pink), tutti frutti green (pale green), apple green (the one shown in the picture above), poppy red and jet black. My first preference was jelly bean blue but unfortunately this colour was out of stock in the store I went to so I ended up with tutti frutti green instead. (However, you can check product availability on the Argos website and also reserve items if you are particular about what you want).
These scales have a maximum capacity of 5kg (11lb) which means that you can place a mixing bowl on them, zero them and add ingredients directly which I like. There's no need to weigh ingredients in smaller bowls and transfer them afterwards. They are quite small (H23cm, W16.5cm) and are therefore easy to store when not in use. I usually put mine back in the box they came in, which is quite compact, to make sure they don't get damaged in amongst my pots and pans. They look quite smart and sleek so I would leave them out on the kitchen side if I had a bigger kitchen.
They measure in both imperial and metric so you can select your preference. I use both depending on what recipe I am using and how old it is. It measures in graduations of 1g which is more than good enough for kitchen scales.
The scales have a glass surface which covers the whole surface and is very easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. The buttons are not really buttons at all, you just press on the surface of the glass and somehow it registers your touch. I'm not sure how it works but it's quite cool. It removes the problem of stray sugar and flour clogging up the buttons. It is also very simple to use - there are only 2 buttons, one to turn it on and zero it and the other switches from imperial to metric. The LCD display is easy to read and positioned well so you can still see it even when you have a bowl on the scales.
There is no off button, they turn off by themselves so you don't have to worry about forgetting and the battery running low. Incidentally, they come supplied with a button battery which is replaceable if necessary. There is also a 10 year manufacturer's guarantee.
I am very pleased with these scales as they are accurate enough for my needs, are easy to clean and they look much more expensive than they actually were which is always nice! I have no complaints at all so it's 5 stars from me.
Scales a basic piece of kitchen equipment yet essential. The variety of scales on the market is vast. But down to basics you can either get digital kitchen scales or mechanically kitchen scales. Over the last 6 years we have tried both types but have reverted back to digital scales.
We currently own Argos colour match digital kitchen scales and have done for a few months now. The scales are part of Argos great value colour match range. They have sixteen different colours some pastel shades some very bright and have numerous home products in the particular colours to match around your home. Not only that but they are great value products which you could afford on a budget.
This simple designed digital scale is perfect for your kitchen at home. The scales have an LED display screen and a function button either side of the screen. The left touch button is for on and off and the right function button is to change the unit. The scales can be changed to measure grams, pounds and ounces, millilitres and fluid ounces. Changing through these units is as easy as taping the button till you get to the one you need to use. The scales them self measure roughly 18cms by 20cms and are quite thin they really are compact scales and they fit nicely on top of my trays in the drawer. The scales will hold a maximum weight of 5KG which I feel for what I use scales for is plenty.
These particular scales come in six colours from the colour match range and they are jet black, poppy red, tutti fruitti green, bubblegum pink, jellybean blue and apple green. We opted for the apple green and I think the vibrant green colour is brilliant and bright. I would really recommend it to brighten your kitchen up.
So far these scales have been excellent I couldn't have asked for more and the fact they measure in imperial and metric is great. I also like the fact they measure liquid too. They are very easy to use and whether it is a bowl or jug you want to put on top of them it doesn't matter. It is quick to weigh to the nearest gram etc and doesn't take long to settle at a weight like some previous scales we have had. The display screen is a decent size and the numbers are large and bold making it easy to read.
The glass finish to the top of the scales means wiping them clean is very easier and as the function buttons are touch screen there are no gaps to collect dirt. I particular like this I hate areas were bits can get into.
The best function of all with these scales is the add on weight feature. If I have a bowl and add flour in grams then I can zero it change it fluid ounces and add liquid. Fewer pots are needed so that is always good in my eyes!
Now the price of these scales are the added bonus costing a grand total of £9.99. Which I think is fantastic. Of course you can only buy them from Argos but with these scales you certainly get value for money. The only trouble is when these eventually see the end of days I will need ones that measure liquid as well as I have got so used to being able to do this now.