Drop Scaleby Drop Kitchen

  • Drop Scale
  • Drop Scale
  • Drop Scale
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
75%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Drop Scale precisely weighs ingredients to provide a more reliable form of measurement than volume.
  • The app's lavishly illustrated step-by-step recipe instructions help novice chefs create impressive dishes.
  • The Drop app can scale recipe ingredients based on the weight of a single ingredient on hand, and it can recommend substitute ingredients.

CONS

  • There's no display on the scale, so you must use it with your Bluetooth 4.0-connected iPhone or iPad.
  • The Drop app only works with iOS 8 or later. There's no support for Android or other mobile devices.
  • You can't input your own recipes into the Drop app, which limits you to the ones in Drop's cookbook.
The Drop Scale works with its companion app on a Bluetooth-connected iPad or iPhone running iOS 8 or later to help chefs produce impressive dishes--especially baked goods--by weighing ingredients rather than measuring them by volume. In addition to displaying weight, the app provides step-by-step instructions for hundreds of dishes, and it monitors the additions as you go. It can also scale recipes to accommodate ingredient shortfalls or greater quantities. When finished, proud chefs can share their kitchen accomplishments with friends online.
80%

Within the recipes is where the ingenuity lies. If you have more or less of a particular ingredient than the recipe needs, the app can scale…

Within the recipes is where the ingenuity lies. If you have more or less of a particular ingredient than the recipe needs, the app can scale the recipe up or down for you.

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80%

I already bring my iPad into the kitchen to replace my recipe collection and act as my spirit cooking guide. Setting up Drop’s $100 Bluetoot…

I already bring my iPad into the kitchen to replace my recipe collection and act as my spirit cooking guide. Setting up Drop’s $100 Bluetooth scale and companion app just makes my tablet even more useful.

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70%

Drop emphasized quality over quantity when it comes to the recipes, and it shows.

Drop emphasized quality over quantity when it comes to the recipes, and it shows.

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70%

Not only does the app look nice, it's also highly responsive. There was little-to-no lag time between adding an ingredient and seeing the di…

Not only does the app look nice, it's also highly responsive. There was little-to-no lag time between adding an ingredient and seeing the display on the app adjust to reflect the new information.

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The Drop scale's recipe database is expansive and gorgeously illustrated, offering pastry classics like lemon madelines and chocolate chip c…

The Drop scale's recipe database is expansive and gorgeously illustrated, offering pastry classics like lemon madelines and chocolate chip cookies alongside more obscure fare.

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...the app measures most, but not all ingredients. It was good about telling me I’d reached peak cinnamon spice, but didn’t let me know when…

...the app measures most, but not all ingredients. It was good about telling me I’d reached peak cinnamon spice, but didn’t let me know when I’d added enough salt.

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The app is gorgeous, useful, and friendly — but not perfect. There is currently no way to save favorite recipes, and you’re tethered to thos…

The app is gorgeous, useful, and friendly — but not perfect. There is currently no way to save favorite recipes, and you’re tethered to those recipes Drop has in their app.

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At $100, the scale is pricey, but I think a reasonable value for what you get: a virtual cooking instructor, not only giving step-by-step gu…

At $100, the scale is pricey, but I think a reasonable value for what you get: a virtual cooking instructor, not only giving step-by-step guidance but also ensuring that you get the quantities right.

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Running low on brown sugar and can’t quite get to the 145g the recipe calls for? Dump into the bowl what you have and hit the “Scale Recipe”…

Running low on brown sugar and can’t quite get to the 145g the recipe calls for? Dump into the bowl what you have and hit the “Scale Recipe” button, and every other ingredient will be adjusted accordingly.

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