“Bakers rejoice – this clever kitchen scale makes cooking a piece of cake and looks great too” Drop Kitchen Connected Scale
A smart scale with a tasty app that’s bursting with fresh features
Digital scales are the thing to have if you love to bake, and this compact iPad accessory transfers the digital display into an app. Connect Drop up by Bluetooth and the free app, and you’ll have a kitchen scale display on your iPad. Either use it as a basic scale or use the social side of the app to run through a step-by-step recipe which can rescale your ingredients if your store cupboard is running low.
The Drop itself has a thick rubberised platform that feels very durable, keeps bowls steady and washes easily. You don’t have to keep syncing it up, just tap the button on the front and off you go. On the bottom is a rubber grip that keeps it firm on the work surface.
But it’s the Drop Kitchen app that’s the star of the show. It’s beautifully designed and is far nicer to look at than your average digital scale. We made bread and biscuit recipes in this mode and found zeroing the scale and cycling through the measurement options a breeze. Just be prepared for a floury iPad screen!
The app is packed with more than 100 recipes from Drop’s bakers and partners. It feels like an established social network all of its own; if more mainstream content partners are added, then Drop will be the smart kitchen utility to get. Christian Hall
£80 Manufacturer Adaptics, getdrop.com Requires iPad, iOS 8.0 or higher Connectivity Bluetooth Weight 300g
Dimensions 135x160x25mm Battery life 1 year
Drop Scale is a brilliant kitchen sidekick that’ll make cooking a breeze. A beautifully designed kitchen scale that doubles up as a helpful recipe recalculating assistant.
Fast and accurate
Clever recipe rescaling ability
Compact and grips well
Early days for the social side