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Salter 15kilo Kitchen Scale 

While for some a kitchen scale able to measure up to 15 kilos may seem overkill for others especially those using large copper pans will say at last. As the dimensions are bigger so to the great relief of those with less than perfect sight is the display.

Salter Max Chopping Board Digital Kitchen Weighing Scales
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The Salter Max digital kitchen scales measure 34x26x2.5cm and the weighs 1.365kilos. The scale can weigh from a single gram up to 15 kilos or 33 lbs.

Most kitchen scales will measure amounts up to 3kilos or more recently 5kilos they are small in size and that - when not in use - is a plus but when larger bowls or pans are placed on the scale there are two main problems firstly things can weigh too much and it is also hard to read the display especially if a bowl or pan covers the display itself.

The display here is 12.5x5cm and is near the front right of the front of the scale it has a bright clear white on grey display with individual numerals being 4x2cm up to six of these can show on the display and the final one shows your choice of measurement.

Under the front edge are the units two control buttons ‘unit’ and ‘zero’. The ‘zero’ is also on/off with around a two second push, you also push ‘zero’ to zero the scale when a bowl or pan is placed on the scale which as this is a flat unit will be for anything not in a packet likely to roll around.

The four choices of weight are Kg, Lb, Ml and Fluid ounces.

The weighing bed for my own kitchen scale (5kg) is 18x13cm so with this Salter offering not only treble the weight amount but a lot larger area can be covered.

The scale is made of glass and has a tiny pimple foot at each corner on the base, also on the base is the battery bay that has 3x‘AAA’ batteries (supplied).

There is an A5 booklet ‘instructions and guarantee’ with half of one page in English. Once you have mastered the two buttons under the front edge the only other thing that might eventually occur is the low battery warning.

As a keen cook over the years I have got used to the short comings of 3Kg and 5Kg scales, the problems that are hardest to overcome is the size issue of large bowls obscuring the display. As I am now well into my 70s I tend on occasions to have to have a double look at the display to read what is shown on my units 1x.5cm numerals. Not a problem with the 4x2cm numerals on this scale.  

My other tests were all satisfied and the main one being accuracy – the most important for any scale – and even when at either end of the weight scale this was fine. Salter sells this scale with a 15 year guarantee.

I see no reason why any keen cook would not love this offering and with cooking being a branch of alchemy accurate measures are vital this delivers.

The Salter 1079 (15kilo) scale is available from Amazon for £26.99.

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