Salter Kitchen Scale

Jean Kerr

Jean Kerr

Jean Kerr is the author of four cookbooks and a contributing editor at The Cook's Cook.

The thought of using a kitchen scale used to seem a bit too exacting for me, as I’m not an exacting kind of cook. But a weekend of baking classes convinced me otherwise. I learned that a cup of flour can vary by an ounce or more in weight, depending on how it’s scooped and other factors.

I use my Salter kitchen scale often now. Even though I’ll probably never be an ace baker, it has improved my chances of creating pretty decent cookies, scones and muffins. And since it weighs ingredients in ounces or grams, it makes it easy to convert recipes to or from metric measurements.

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