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Typhoon Retro Scales
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Typhoon Retro Scales
Date: 20/06/12, updated on 20/06/12 (103 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, reliable and they look great!
Typhoon is a popular kitchenware company which aims to produce high quality, innovative, stylish and unique homeware products. The company has been around for quite a while now and they have a fantastic range of items, from chopping boards to woks. All of their products have lovely designs and are long lasting which is why so many customers swear by them and their homeware ranges. I have always been a fan of kitchen items and gadgets and Typhoon items have always caught my eye, as they are colourful, different and reasonably priced.
I have had these Typhoon Retro Scales for quite some time now and I love them! The first thing that is noticeable about the scales is the retro design, which happens to be the reason why I bought them. I think that some scales can be quite an eye-sore and before buying these I was on the lookout for some scales which were accurate, a reasonable size and pleasant to look at. I can honestly say that I am proud to have these Typhoon Scales in my kitchen and they look amazing, like part of the furniture!
I bought the scales from a kitchenware shop for about £30. I think that this is a reasonable price because I have used them and used them and they are a fantastic addition to my kitchen. I am aware that you can buy electric scales for a lot less, however, I personally prefer the old school way.
The scales are cream in colour and are of a trapezium shape. There is a silver bowl resting on top and a large measuring face on the front. The scales have four rubber feet on the bottom that stops them from moving about the worktop. The scales are light enough to pick up and move around kitchen however I find that as I have a place for them I never have to. I really like the retro design of the scales, it is unique and the cream colour gives them a real vintage feel.
The measuring bowl is very handy as it is the ideal size, shape and it sits snugly on top of the scales. It is perfect for measuring out flour, margarine, sugar etc and the bowl cleans very easily. To start measuring place the bowl on top of the scales and then use the mechanism at the side to adjust the weight to zero. This is very simple to do and it ensures that you get an accurate measurement each time.
The face of the scales is large and is behind a plastic window. It includes pounds, ounces, grams, kilograms, and measures up to 8lb/4kg. All of the measurements are bold and black so that they are easy to read and the hand that measures is red so that it is set apart from the background. The black arrow does not flicker about unnecessarily and always gives an accurate reading.
In my opinion, the scales work really well and give very accurate measurements. They are simple to use and require no batteries. The measurements on the face of the scale are easy to follow and they do not require squinting in order to see how much of something you are putting in.
The best way to clean the scales is to wipe them down with a damp cloth. The bowl of course can be washed separately and I usually just pop it into the dishwasher. There are quite a few places on the scales that flour etc. can hide and collect but as long as you wipe them clean after use then it is not a problem.
Overall, I really like these Typhoon Retro Scales. I have never owned any electric scales and as I have these, I do not feel any need to rush out any buy any. I like measuring this way and for me it makes baking more enjoyable. I hope that these Typhoon scales will last me for some time yet but if they do not I will definitely be replacing them with something similar! I would definitely recommend these retro scales to any keen baker or to anyone who likes vintage items for their kitchen!
For more great Typhoon products, check out their website @ www.typhoonhousewares.com
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Summary: Electric scales or retro? Retro!