Lindsey - Weigh or Volume?

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Tompeters

Lindsey - Weigh or Volume?

For a number of years now I have preferred to weigh solids, liquids and powders (other than very small tsps of yeast, etc) because digital scales are so accurate (repeatable). I'm pretty sure that Delia one said she isn't in favour of digital scales because, if my memory serves me right, the battery can fail at the crucial moment. Though in the latest vids and the Cakes book, digital scales are used.

I actually weigh water and milk! Quicker, easier and more accurate.

What's the view of the DOL team? I will add that my scales have a nasty habit of turning off just as I am about to add the next ingredient!

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Weigh or Volume?

Hello Tompeters,

Whilst testing the recipes for Delia’s Cakes we used digital scales.

Traditional scales with weights last a lifetime and work perfectly but they are very expensive and take up quite a bit of workspace.

We agree with you that digital scales (with a set of spare batteries at hand) are quick, easy and accurate. They are also affordable for beginners. To avoid the issue of digital scales going off whilst being used we always press zero before we start to weigh anything and we weigh out ingredients in separate containers rather than weighing them directly on top of a previously weighed ingredient, so any errors are easily rectified.

Delia prefers a measuring jug for liquids.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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Tompeters

Lindsey - Weigh or Volume?

Thanks, Lindsey, yes I've often done that. Weigh all the ingredients in small bowls or cups first. It is a shame, though, they don't have an 'always on' button and as for battery drain they could blip and/or display a warning when the battery is low. I don't know of any model that does this, do you?

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Lindsey, Food Editor

digital scales

Hello Tompeters,
We haven’t discovered a set of battery powered digital scales that always stay on.
Lindsey

 
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