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Escali Primo Digital Multifunction Scale
Product number: B0007GAWRS
Manufacturer: Escali
List price: $29.95
Warranty: 5-year limited
Dimensions: 8" x 6" x 1.25"
Weight: 1 lb
Composition: Plastic exterior
Other versions: 115P Pennon Multifunctional Scale; Cibo Nutritional Scale; Vitra Multifunction Scale
Made In: China
Type: Kitchen scale
Color: chrome, metallic, black, white, royal blue, Aruba blue, green, pink, burgundy, red, yellow, orange,
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate good excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
If it quits: toss it craigslist repair upgrade replace
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: We know, we know! We are tedious in our constant reminders that an instant-read thermometer and a kitchen scale are not luxuries in your kitchen – they are necessities. We're not backing down. And among our favorite scales is the Escali Primo.

It comes in 12 colors. It measures in ounces/pounds up to 176 oz/11 lbs and grams/kilograms up to 5,000 g/5 kg, and is accurate to within one-tenth of an ounce or 1 gram. It remembers what scale you were measuring in the last time you used it. It shuts itself off after four minutes to save battery life (and it comes with 2 AA batteries). The tare feature, which subtracts your container's weight to obtain the weight of the contents, is not rocket science but it so simplifies your cooking life.

It is a little easy to block the digital read-out with a large plate, so you may want to measure in taller bowls rather than broad plates when possible.

We use an older Escali scale in our test kitchen, which had the option of an AC power adapter. So, while we never have to worry about running out of juice in mid-measure, we do have the cord to deal with. If you're good about keeping spare batteries on hand, you'll be fine. If that's a problem, you might consider another Escali model, which costs more, but for which you can spend even more to purchase a power adapter (it's not like batteries are free, either, you know).



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