On Balance NV-500 Envy Digital Scale (0.01g – 500g)
Most people have a set of scales in the kitchen, but how often they get used depends on the type of cooking you do. For soups, stews and sauces, the recipe is often more of a guide to the proportions of the ingredients, allowing them to be adjusted to taste and refined to suit each person who makes it.
Regular kitchen scales are perfect for weighing out ingredients for these types of recipes – when you are combining most ingredients, you can adjust the recipe as you go to add more of your favourite elements and adjust the strength of any flavours that you want to highlight. Even when it comes to baking, one of the most precise areas of kitchen science, there is usually a little tolerance in most recipes that will produce good results even if the ingredients are weighed out with a few extra grams either way.
Using On Balance NV-500 Envy Digital Scale in Molecular Gastronomy
Precision is key when it comes to molecular gastronomy. When you are encouraging reactions at a microscopic level, you need to ensure that you are using exactly the right amount of each substance involved in order to get the reaction that you want.
Molecular gastronomy uses the unseen interactions between the chemicals in foodstuffs as a way to create new and interesting flavours, textures and visual effects. Part chemistry, part cooking, it requires an understanding of how each element interacts with one another to create something new and delicious.
In order to ensure that molecular gastronomy recipes work, it is important to understand how the substances interact and what result you are trying to achieve. This can be difficult if you are unable to measure exact quantities of a substance as it makes it hard to predict how the finished product will turn out.
When you are trying to encourage two ingredients to emulsify to make a flavoured foam, you need to mix them in exact quantities to avoid one overwhelming the other. Similarly, if you are trying to perfect your spherification technique, you need to be able to adjust your ingredients to account for the acidity of your mixture and this is much easier to do if you know exactly how much of each ingredient you are using.
Other uses of On Balance NV-500 Envy Digital Scale
There are other times when precision in measurements is really important, as anyone who has tried to create a recipe will know. There’s nothing more frustrating than making the perfect version of your favourite dish, only to discover you have no idea how much of each ingredient you added.
Using a precision scale takes the guesswork out of kitchen experimentation and allows you to make incremental adjustments to the proportions of your ingredients. It can be hugely helpful when it comes to reviewing your results as you can compare the outcomes with the slight changes you have made.
These scales are designed to be easy to use for anyone from budding cooks who want to know exactly what goes into their food, to experienced chefs who are trying their hand at some of the most cutting edge techniques around.
On Balance NV-500 Envy Digital Scales are accurate to within 0.1 grams, so you can measure even the most minuscule quantities of your ingredients. They are backlit and can be adjusted to measure in metric, imperial or even traditional measures such as pennyweights and even carats. This makes them ideal for all your weighing and measuring needs, and they are small and stylish enough to earn their place in any kitchen.