How to use a weighing scale for food

 

How to use a weighing scale for food

Introduction: This article will discuss the use of a weighing scale for food. The weighing scale, when used properly, is an important tool for measuring ingredients or portion control. There are many different styles and brands of scales available on the market today. Some common types include mechanical vs digital, analog scale is best for you.

How to use a scale:

-To measure ingredients, first zero out the scale by taping down the weights at the back and placing your container on the platform. Add the ingredient to be measured, making sure that it is evenly distributed on the platform. Re-zero the scale and remove the container. The scale should now read the weight of the ingredient only.

-To measure servings, first zero out the scale by taping down the weights at the back and placing your utensil on the platform. Add ingredients to be measured one at a time. After each addition, re-zero or tare out the amount of food added. This will ensure an accurate measurement. For example, if you are weighing out 3 ounces of salmon, after adding salmon, re-zero the scale and then add the butter. The scale should now read 4 ounces (3oz+1oz=4oz).

-When measuring sticky or gooey ingredients like honey, first lightly dust the ingredient with some flour or powdered sugar. This will help to prevent the ingredient from sticking to the scale platform. Add the ingredient and then tare out or zero the scale. The weight of the ingredient will now be displayed on the scale.

-Some scales come with a measuring cup that can be attached to the platform. To use the cup, zero out the scale as described in steps 1-3. Place the cup on the platform and add the ingredient to be measured. The cup will now display the weight of the ingredient.

-Many digital scales come with a built-in calculator. This allows you to calculate the weight of an ingredient based on its volume (e.g. milliliters or cubic centimeters). To use the calculator, first zero out the scale as described in steps 1-3. Place the container on the platform and add the ingredient to be measured. The calculator will now display the weight of the ingredient.

-When measuring multiple ingredients, it is important to zero out or tare out the scale between each addition. This is especially true if you are measuring sticky or gooey ingredients.

-If using a digital scale, it is possible to tare out more than one ingredient at a time. For example, place some butter on the platform and then tare out or zero the weight of the container. Next, add the flour and tare out or zero the weight of the container again. This will provide an accurate measurement of both ingredients combined.

-When measuring large quantities of food, it is best to divide up your ingredient into smaller piles on the scale platform. Then simply take a quick snapshot with your smartphone camera (or download one of our free apps) of the scale with each ingredient pile to get an accurate reading.

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