“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

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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

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