Measure Foods Accurately With a Stylish Mira Kitchen Scale

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

In cooking sometimes you can wing it when it comes to measurements. On the other hand if you want baked goods to come out with the right balance of flavors and be as fluffy, crumbly or flaky as you hoped you had better be accurate in your measurements. When I was younger I used to just guess when I had to measure out salt, baking soda or baking powder especially when I couldn’t find the measuring spoons. Needless to say the results were disastrous. More often than not the cookies or cake that I was baking would come out waaaay too salty or flat. If you’ve ever watched Good Eats with Alton Brown on the Food Network you’ll know how critical he believes accurate measurement by weight is in cooking AND baking. I’ve recently gotten into mixing my own gluten free flours and baking bread – both wheat and gluten free – and the scale has been an essential tool in making sure the proportions of flours are perfect.

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In addition to making sure your recipes come out right having a kitchen scale is a good way to train your eye to know what “a serving” of each kind of food is. Since I started using a digital kitchen scale it has been easier for me to eyeball how much I should eat when we go out in public. When I’m counting calories or need to know exactly how much of a meat or vegetable I’m eating for a specific meal a digital kitchen scale is invaluable. Also, when I buy meat in bulk and need to separate and freeze it I use the scale to measure out exactly how much goes in each freezer bag. It helps me portion out my food for each meal and control how much I have in the refrigerator at any given time.

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The Mira Digital Kitchen Scale to me seemed like a baker’s and dieter’s dream. The small red plastic body (it’s also available in black) and sleek design make it a stylish addition to any counter top and easy to clean. Unlike other digital kitchen scales that run on button cell batteries the Mira runs on 3 AAA batteries that come included in the box. I appreciated this because AAA batteries are easier to find in practically any kind of store from your local pharmacy to the big box stores. Button cell batteries aren’t as easy to find. The bowl is not a fixture of the scale, but is removable for pouring and washing and also for using different containers on the scale. All you have to do is press the ON button once to tare (zero out) the scale with the weight of the new container. Also, if you are mixing in the bowl or other container and don’t want or need to empty it each time all you have to do is tare the scale and add the new ingredient. Makes using the scale very, very simple.


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28 comments for “Measure Foods Accurately With a Stylish Mira Kitchen Scale

  1. February 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I need to invest in a scale and stop playing the guessing game!

  2. February 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Nice! I love the silver bowl – very pretty!

  3. Vanessa: thequeenofswag
    February 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Looks like a great scale. On my diet I could definitely use this.

  4. February 4, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I like how it extends way out in front and is easily visible. The one I have is hard to read and I have to peek under whatever I’m measuring to try to see it.

  5. February 4, 2014 at 1:21 am

    What a great idea to use a scale for portion control when you eat out! BTW, that’s really the prettiest digital scale I’ve ever seen!

  6. February 4, 2014 at 10:31 am

    That scale looks really nice. It is said that the best way to measure food is to do so by weight, not volume.

  7. February 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Really like that I can use practically any container. My kitchen also has red accents, so I adore the color!

  8. February 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Looks tiny and easy to store. We use a kitchen scale all the time.

  9. February 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Our kitchen scale broke. Then we replaced it with one that would be used more for farm products. It’s flat and it’s worked really well for us.

  10. February 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Okay, I love that it has a bowl! And that is the prettiest kitchen scales I’ve ever seen!

  11. February 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I use my digital scale on a daily basis, and not just for cooking and eating either. It’s really handy for weighing postage too 🙂

  12. February 5, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    This Mira Kitchen Scale looks like perfect addition for any kitchen. I thought I was measuring pretty accurately until I actually used a kitchen scale and found my measurements were off, and sometimes by quite a bit. For some recipes, it’s truly best to get an accurate measurement.

  13. February 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I like my kitchen scale, but the big screen on this is appealing.

  14. February 7, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I need to get a new kitchen scale!! THis one looks really nice!

  15. February 8, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Hubby and I are watching our portions by weight and a lot of the recipes call us to weigh stuff. I like that the numbers are big on this scale and of course that its RED.

  16. February 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    This is the cutest scale ever! Makes me want to get a new one.

  17. February 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Definitely a nice looking scale — and love that it is digital; I have both an “old fashioned” and a digital scale and the digital is just SO much easier to use and easier to ensure accuracy.

  18. February 9, 2014 at 1:42 am

    This looks like an awesome scale and I just love the color.

  19. February 9, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I’ve been wanting to get a food scale. This looks simple and compact.

  20. February 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    That’s a REALLY cute scale! It would match my kitchen decor really well.

  21. February 10, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I love that it has a bowl. It’s really neat.
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  22. February 10, 2014 at 4:21 am

    That is a really pretty kitchen scale.

  23. February 10, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I definitely need one of these in my kitchen. In fact, it might even come in handy for some of our homeschool science experiments.

  24. February 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    What a great scale! I love that you can remove the bowl so it can be washed easily or you can use other containers to measure with.

  25. February 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Oh boy do I need one of these, I had a clunky one I gave my son. It is very stylish and love the idea of learning portion controls!

  26. February 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Great looking scale. Love the big digital display.

  27. February 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I have never used a kitchen scale before, but I need to consider on buying one sometime.

  28. February 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I would love to get a kitchen scale to measure food more accurately that I am taking in. This is a pretty one!

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