October 9, 2013

Escali Digital Food Scale Review and Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was provided products from Escali at no cost. This in no way influenced my review.

This giveaway is now closed. The winner of the Escali Digital Food Scale is Faith! Congrats, Faith!

Do you have a food scale? I bought an inexpensive Escali years ago on a whim, figuring it could be beneficial for certain recipes calling for weights. I rarely used it, however, until I really got into gluten-free baking. You see, just like any baking, relying upon the weights of the flours is a much more reliable way to get a consistent product. To be sure, I’ve measured flours by volume countless times, but there are a lot of variables at play. How level did you fill the cup? Did you pack the flours or did you sift them? How finely was the flour ground? With a scale, these issues are eliminated. When I’m making finicky baked goods, such as macarons, angel food cakes, or breads, this is when I rely on the scale. Precision is key.

But my scale is definitely minimalist. So when a representative from Escali contacted me, I was happy to review some of their more versatile food scales. They sent me two different products: Their Rondo Stainless Steel Bowl scale, and their Taso Mixing Bowl scale.

The Rondo was sleek. Shiny. It was gorgeous. This scale definitely looked the most at home in my kitchen. It was accurate, and the bowl lifted off of the scale easily for a simply cleaning. It measured both liquid and dry ingredients. It was definitely an accent for my kitchen counter.

The Taso was less pretty, to be sure. It was simple and white. But it has an awesome feature – it will measure dry ingredients and liquid, but it lets you choose what type of ingredient you have: flour, milk, water, oil, or sugar and converts it to cups. While “flour” can be quite varied for gluten-free flours, it was still a really neat option.

I actually put this “flour” measurement to the test when I was making cornbread the other day. I found that as long as it wasn’t a heavy, dense, flour, the weight-to-cup measurement seemed pretty accurate. Corn meal weighed the same as flour using their scale, but corn flour (masa harina) was heavier and therefore didn’t read accurately. Overall, however, I’d imagine an all-purposeĀ gluten-free flour blend would convert just fine.

The Taso also has an easy-to-remove bowl that’s dishwasher-safe. I liked that it also seemed easier to stash away in a cabinet, and as I have limited counter space, this is an attractive option for me.

Overall, I was impressed with both scales, but slightly favored the Taso (function and stash-ability trumps looks in my kitchen).Which is why I’m excited to share that I have one to give away!

So if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to own a food scale, or you need an upgrade, then here’s your chance to win the Taso Mixing Bowl Scale!

To enter the giveaway for a Taso Mixing Bowl Scale, do as many of the following as you’d like (do one = one entry, two = two entries, three = three entries):

- Leave a comment telling me what you’d most like to make using a food scale.

- Share this giveaway on Facebook, tagging Tasty Eats At Home (and leave me a comment telling me you did so).

- Tweet this giveaway on Twitter, tagging Tasty Eats At Home (and leave me a comment telling me you did so).

That’s it! This giveaway will end at 11:59PM CT on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years of age and older.

Thanks and good luck!!

 

16 Responses to “Escali Digital Food Scale Review and Giveaway!”

  1. I’d like to convert recipes to GF with the scale. It would be more accurate than cup for cup measurement.

  2. I would make more GF bread with a scale! It is so much more accurate to bake that way.

  3. I would like to make a chocolate cake.

  4. I’d like it because I do so much gluten free cooking and I’m slowly trying my hand at gluten free baking. I’d love to try a good GF tortilla and some homemade bread GF.

  5. A scale is nice when making recipes using lbs. and oz. instead of cups and spoons!

  6. I’d like to make an accurate gluten free flour blend.

  7. Thank you for doing this giveaway. I would make bread if I won the scale. Conquering gluten free, dairy free and soy free bread is high on my to do list!

  8. I would love to have one of these awesome scales. I’d make focaccia first with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I have some bread recipes that call for measuring the flour using a scale. That’s where I’d start. I’d branch out from there.

  10. Thank you for doing this giveaway for the great scale. At this time of year I would like to make Cranberry Cheese Bread.

  11. I like to use the scale to better blend my own GF flour.

  12. I would use a food scale for baking and measuring all my ingredients. I was dipping my measuring cup into my ingredients, now I scoop everything into my cup. Measuring by weight would make baking more successful.

  13. Thank you for this giveaway. I would like to use this scale to weigh my beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and other items that I make homemade skin care products and for multiplying baking recipes.

  14. I have an old measuring scale that you have to use your own bowls and it turns on fast. I would love the taso because it has a nice sized bowl and I could also store it. Who would love dishwasher safe, I wouldn’t have to get onto my family about washing it wrong. This would be perfect for storage. It would be easy to fit with the rest of my bowls. Exciting to see what is out there. I also do a lot of GF baking for family and friends and making my own would be so much less expensive in bulk.

  15. I would make gluten-free muffins.

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