What’s it like to use the Heston Blumenthal Precision Digital Kitchen Scales at home for baking and cooking? Read my short review for the pros and cons!
This is a sponsored post. House of Fraser sent me the scales and compensated me for writing this post. As ever, my opinions are honest – thank you for supporting Kerry Cooks!
Until recently the only kitchen scales I’ve ever used are these old fashioned (non digital) ones, which look pretty but are not very precise. At all. I’ve often wondered whether using digital scales would change my baking for the better, especially after I read this post by Sally!
Well I’ve been using some (these Heston Blumenthal Precision Digital Kitchen Scales) and I LOVE them. Which is a relief because it’s always awkward to review things that turn out to be awful.
Things I love:
- There are only three buttons on this thing. On/off, zero, and change measurements. I didn’t even look at the manual, they’re super intuitive to use, so you’ll be away and baking in no time!
- You can pop a bowl on the scales, zero them, and then add and mix all your ingredients – including liquids – on the scales. The ‘unit’ button switches the measurements from g to ounces, to mls. MLS! That means much less washing up for me (of measuring jugs).
- These scales are only £30 (well, £29.99!) which is pretty good value, to me!
- They’re really pretty (love the pink accent) and really slim, they take up hardly any room in your cupboard
- The 15 year guarantee which makes me think they’ll definitely last a loooong time
Not so lovely:
- The stainless steel scale top gets grubby easily (although it is stainless steel for a reason – to be anti-bacterial) – but it’s easily solved with a squirt of the stainless steel spray I bought to keep my kettle streak free (I realise I now sound really sad )
- What am I going to do with my poor non-digital scales now? I think they may be on their way to the charity shop…
As soon as they arrived, I realised these scales would also be massively handy for weighing out my food for Slimming World!
*I know weighing your food seems massively grim but it’s just a way of ensuring I’m not guesstimating portion sizes (and having way too generous portions of things!).*
Each day on Slimming World you have two ‘healthy extra’ choices, and I usually have 35g of muesli or oats for breakfast, and then cheese (35g cheddar or 45g feta) with my lunch or dinner as my choices. These scales mean I shouldn’t have a problem sticking to the plan, which is good as my (beach) holiday is only four weeks away! Eek!
I didn’t even realise that House of Fraser sold much baking stuff, but I also use the coloured measuring spoons that they sell.
If you switched to digital scales, did you see a change in your baking?