Questions & Answers - What is a Baker's Scale
Could you tell me what a "baker's scale" is? I am asking for a friend who is applying for a job as a baker and he is not familiar with the term and as of yet
I have not been able to track down the term in any culinary dictionary online. An answer would be greatly appreciated. -
Cherie Roberts (12/28/00)
Baker’s scales are scales used by bakers to measure ingredients by weight, not volume. That's how the master bakers and chefs of the world get great results every time. They are also called Dough Scales.
A Baker's Scale or Kitchen Scale should be an essential tool in every kitchen. Most American kitchens have a set of measuring cups, but don't have a kitchen scale. A scale is more accurate in baking than using measuring cups.