What is the Tare Feature on my Digital Kitchen Scale?
Picture this – you’re getting ready to weigh your dinner on your EatSmart Kitchen Scale when you realize the plate will add additional weight to your measurement. Don’t worry, there’s no need to weigh your empty plate, then your full plate and do the math. Simply press the tare button with your empty plate on the scale. The tare feature resets the scale to zero and will automatically subtract the weight of a bowl or plate from your measurement. This allows the user to view the exact weight of their portion without worrying about the math.
The same tare feature comes in handy when measuring ingredients while baking or cooking. It’s important for measurements to be precise, especially when baking, or your recipe may not turn out as intended. Simply zero out the weight after measuring each ingredient and you will have an accurate weight for subsequent ingredients. If you weigh everything in a mixing bowl on the scale, you won’t need a measuring cup, which means less dirty dishes! This is especially helpful with sticky ingredients like peanut butter or honey. Plus, you won’t need a variety of measuring cups and spoons when you’re actually weighing out your ingredients.
A shortcut for the tare feature is to place your bowl or plate on the scale before turning it on. The display will read 0 without having to actually press the tare button. Keep in mind that the overall weight capacity of your scale remains the same, so it’s possible to hit the maximum weight before it appears on the display. For larger recipes, we recommend the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale, which can measure up to 15 lbs. Our EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale and our EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale both weigh up to 11 lbs.
The tare feature is a handy function for the health conscious, bakers and cooks. Taring will help you accurately measure portion sizes and ingredients, without all the math!