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[Product Review] Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale by Ozeri

11th October 2013

The Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale is a beautiful, stylish and functional set of Digital Kitchen Scales. With a non-removable weighing platform made from shatter-resistant glass and a stylish, curved design, this set of scales would look at home in any modern kitchen.

First Impressions

To be honest, my first impression was something along the line of, “Wow, these things look damn good.” The curved top is made with reflective glass, making the whole unit easy to keep clean.

They also take AAA batteries (provided), instead of the oversized watch batteries that every other set of digital scales I’ve had take. No more worries about “where the hell do I get batteries for this thing?!”

The Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale Specifications

  • Has a max capacity of 5000g / 176oz (5kg / 11lbs)
  • Touch button operation
  • Tare function (an allowance made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of goods From Mac OS Dictionary)
  • Unit conversion function for US and Metric units
  • Automatically resets to zero on removal of goods
  • Overload and low battery indicators
  • Powered by 4xAAA batteries (included)
  • Turns off automatically after 2 minutes of inactivity

Pros and Cons

There are definitely more pros for this scale than cons!

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Stylish and smart; will look at home in any modern kitchen
  • Extremely accurate – I checked several products in my kitchen that were marked with their weight, and other than the discrepancy for packaging weight, they weighed the products correctly
  • They’re powered by 4xAAA batteries, instead of the short-lifed watch batteries that most other digital kitchen scales take
  • Because the weighing platform is non-removable, there’s no chance of dropping it or losing it!
  • Extremely hygienic and easy to keep clean due to the stylish glass finish

Con(s)

  • Takes up a bit more surface space than other scales, digital or manual

Overall

As you can see from the video at the top, the Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale is easy to use, stunning to look at, and suitable for both Imperial and Metric measurements.

With its four corners firmly on the worktop/counter, it’s steady and unlikely to give you an inaccurate measurement. While it takes up a little more surface area than most other scales, it’s by centimetres only, and entirely worth it.

The instant-response buttons are a joy, and unlikely to break.

The glass top and weighing platform mean it’s easy to keep clean, and extremely hygienic.

I’m thrilled to be able to use these, even if it’s a small thing. Rather than trying to settle a bowl on my other scales, or fiddling with the manual dial to zero it out, these scales are fast, responsive, and wonderful to look at.

I’m giving them a rating of ★★★★1/2 out of five; 1/2 star lost simply because of the larger-than-I’m-used-to surface area.

(It’ll be fine once I get rid of my other scales!)

Availability

The Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale by Ozeri is available through Ozeri at Amazon.co.uk, currently for sale at £19.95 (price correct at time of publishing).

 
 
 

Disclaimer

I have received no monetary compensation for this review. I was provided with 1 (one) set of Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scales in order to provide an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your product, please contact me fatso@fatgirlslim.org, although requesting a review does not guarantee acceptance.

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  • Denise Whiskin

    Sounds like a darn good set of scales! I use the Tare feature on my scales a huge amount. For example, when I weigh cereal in the morning I turn on my scales, put on the breakfast bowl and press Tare, the displays resets to zero. Then I add the cereal and press Tare again, then I add milk (lazy I know but saves having to wash up a measuring jug when I already know how much the milk needs to weigh!) Simples, without having to do crazy maths in the early hours of the morning or dirty a jug.

    I think I’ll take a look at getting some of these scales, as they look really good and have lots of features I’d want (metric AND imperial to name but one). Also like the way they take normal batteries as opposed to the silly round ones. Thanks for the review 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment, Denise! I’m exactly the same with the Tare function – it lets me add ingredients as I go, instead of attempting to add everything up as it goes in. And YES! re: the batteries. It was one thing I was totally thrilled with, because I can buy AAA in pretty much any small to large shop in my vicinity, but I have NO IDEA where to get those round ones!

      Hope you enjoy them if you get them!