When it comes to measuring out different ingredients in the kitchen every homeowner usually has a kitchen scale or measuring device. However, the need and importance of weighing scales become vital in commercial kitchens. Here different kinds of ingredients need to be weighed which can be in solid or liquid form. The scale helps to measure volume of different ingredients that is vital for the success of any recipe that is being carried out.

Different kinds of weighing scales

The capacity as well as features or functions of kitchen weighing scales differ. They are useful tools for amateur cooks as well as expert chefs. When large volumes of cooking are involved the measuring scales take on more importance as approximate measures by experience might not suffice. Every kitchen scale usually consists of the following components:

  • There is a container that holds the food which needs to be measured which can be dry or liquid ingredients. In case of the need to measure large volumes of ingredient kitchen scales offer varying sizes of the measurement bowl.
  • The weighing scale or electronic weighing platform is the second vital component of a kitchen scale. Accurate scales comprise of a counter balanced system so that one can compare the weight of what is being weighed against standard weights. Most modern kitchen scales, however simply have a bowl in which you can place different items whose weight or volume needs to be measured.

If you opt for a digital kitchen scale it will have a digital readout panel, which might show the measuring value up to a tenth of a unit. Some modern devices have different units of measurement as well. If you wish to source a kitchen scale for your restaurant kitchen or catering service, there are different kinds of commercial weighing systems you can look up at Malaysian online directories.