If you love cooking or WANT to love cooking, you should have a kitchen scale. They make it so much easier with much less cleanup. Plus it is a great excuse to bake some cookies.
In some recipes it is really important to be accurate, but usually the best part about having a scale is that:
Kitchen scales save you time
Imagine, instead of measuring out any type of ingredient, you can just put a bowl on top of the scale and pour or scoop it in until the right amount has been added.
I love it so much that I have been converting many of our recipes to be in grams instead of volume. It is just SO much less work.
Here are two scales to consider. We currently use the larger one, but had previously used a scale very similar to the smaller one for years.
I think from an accuracy standpoint, they are both about the same.
I prefer the larger one because: