MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale with Stainless Steel Bowl Review #spon

Friday, September 27, 2013 Posted by Dina N

It's been many years but I still remember my first kitchen scale. It was a small and rather flimsy little thing. On the upside, it did not take much space and had a measuring cup as a top. That scale could measure weight and volume but only up to a cup. Needless to say, it was not the most used kitchen gadget and got relocated from the counter to the back of my catch-all cabinet fairly quickly.

My, how things have changed since then. I received for review a new MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale with Stainless Steel Bowl and have to say, it's a thing of beauty. It combines sleek and smart design with function and precision. It has a large, easy to read display - love the round shape and the blue background light! It needs three AAA batteries which are included in the box, along with a short and straightforward user guide. I love the simplicity of having just two buttons: on/off that can be used as tare function and a unit button to select the measurement units. I can measure directly on the scale, inside the bowl, or using any other container, pressing the zero button to allow for the extra weight. If the same container stays on there, there's no need to adjust every time the scale is turned on. The smart little thing "remembers" if I used the bowl last time or not, and the display reads zero when I turn it back on. The scale's capacity is up to 11 pounds, and you can choose whether to get the weight in ounces, grams, fluid ounces, or milliliters. The stainless steel bowl itself is 9.6 inches in diameter, large enough to hold a good amount of ingredients you may need to measure. The bowl is solid and promises to withstand years of use. It is of much better quality than many mixing bowls I've come across. Wondering how much it weighs? The answer is exactly 14 ounces. You can combine ingredients right in the bowl and then weigh the mixture. The scale itself has a small footprint on my counter and can be tucked away easily in a cabinet when not in use.

I have to mention that the scale turns off automatically after a minute of no activity. Way to save the battery life! There is a low battery and an overload indicator, too - handy little details that I am sure I will thank them for later. 

I really went to town testing the Mira scale for accuracy. A four ounce bar of soap, I am happy to tell you, weighs exactly 4 ounces. My daughter's e-reader? 5.9 ounces - you were right, Amazon, it weighs less than 6 ounces! An average-size apple? Between 5 and 6.1 ounces. My old cell phone? 3.5 ounces. My new cell phone? 4.9 ounces. My bulky wallet? 12.2 ounces. A roll of toilet paper? I know, I know, who cares. The truth is, I love using the MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale so much that I got a little carried away. Weighing things can be loads of fun - who knew, right?  

I can think of many great uses for this scale in my kitchen and around the house. The MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale with Stainless Steel Bowl would work wonderfully for baking, cooking, canning, and more. It would allow people on special diets or those who are just careful about portion sizes to take control and achieve accuracy that's light years away from guesstimating. And be warned: the MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale may lead to obsessively checking the label weight of anything under 11 pounds. Yes, I may be speaking from experience and will say no more on the subject.

You can buy this useful kitchen gadget on Amazon. The list price is $54.99 but now they have it on sale for $27.99 - an excellent investment, IMO. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

10 comments:

  1. Pat L. said...

    I have never used a kitchen scale; dont think I really would have a need for one.

  2. Jerri Davis said...

    I have been trying to win one of these for a long time but it was not this brand this one you have is a great idea and design. Thank you Jerri Davis

  3. shaunie said...

    would love to have a kitchen scale... love to have my measurements to be exact. it would be a nice use around the house

  4. ufg8trj said...

    this would be great for my husband he is always measuring his food, but his doesnt have a bowl attachedlike thisone.

  5. freddie said...

    What a great scale. It would really work well for measuring food for dieting at my house.

  6. Belinda Y. Hughes said...

    I grew up with family members who used a tiny upright scale with white plastic housing, microscopic readings printed on the housing and a bouncy miniscule metal plate on top for their Weight Watchers programs. This is so much nicer! I would appreciate something like this for international recipes that call for different measurements, as well as portion control, which is one of the few weight loss methods that has stood the test of time. Thanks for the review.

  7. Carol L. said...

    Was just talking to my daughter about getting a kitchen scale to measure portions.I couldn't have found this review any sooner. :) I'm off to Amazon to check it out. Thanks for the awesome review.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. cheryl c said...

    I really like the design and the digital scale, but I would never pay $50+ for it.

  9. Tammy Woodall said...

    This kitchen scale looks very unique. I like the design. I think I' think I better use a kitchen scale to weigh my food accurately to help me sustain my New Year's Resolution goal.

  10. Novak said...

    What a great scale. This would really be helpful in my weight loss program. Thanks for the great review...

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