Using the Tare Feature on Digital Kitchen Scales

Tare feature explained.

When using a digital scale it is common to want to use your own plate or bowl to hold the things you are weighing.  The only issue with that is the extra weight that will be measured because of your plate or bowl.  What can you do?

 The Solution

All Escali digital kitchen scales come with a Tare Feature.  Pressing the Tare button (which is sometimes labeled ‘Zero’) will reset the displayed weight on the scale back to zero.

The Tare button can also be used to measure multiple items in the same container.  Simply add you first item, note the weight, press Tare and you are ready to weigh your next item.  This process can be repeated until you reach the maximum capacity of your digital scale.

Be Careful!

Tare feature - Escali Digital ScalesNo matter how many times you press the tare button, the maximum capacity of your digital scale will not change.  It is possible to overload your digital scale without knowing it because of the hidden weight that has been zeroed out from using the tared feature.  To prevent this many digital scales will limit the amount of weight you can tare to approximately 10% of the scale’s maximum capacity.

A Hidden Trick…

There is a short cut to using the Tare Feature on Escali Scales.  Simply place your container on the scale before you turn it on and the scale will automatically subtract the weight of your container without you having to press any buttons.

Video Demo

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