The New York Times' Farhad Manjoo convincingly explains how a small, inexpensive kitchen scale can mean better results when you're cooking, demystified portion control, faster cooking, and less mess and cleanup.
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Aside from providing more accurate measures (and as a result, more consistent results), the most compelling reason even non-foodies might want a scale: It means less cleanup.
[Y] ou place a bowl on the scale, then pour the flour straight from the bag until you get to the desired weight. Most kitchen scales let you bring the readout back to zero after each ingredient. Do that, then pour your next ingredient - and so on. With a scale you can get away with using nothing more than a bowl and one spoon.
If you're aiming for inexpensive, Manjoo recommends this $US20 digital scale. A small, reliable kitchen scale has always been on our list of must-have kitchen tools, but if you weren't already convinced that it's a worthwhile purchase, Manjoo's piece should get you there. Hit the link for the convincing read.