Review: Ozeri Pronto Digital Scale
The Ozeri Pronto is a cheap but functional scale. It comes in many different finishes to match your decor. I went with the elegant chrome. The finish is a painted plastic but looks almost like real chrome. Originally for baking, it now doubles as my scale for brewing. Weight is always more accurate than volume so at least get one for doing your priming sugar. Trust me you really don’t want a bottle bomb!
The scale measures in grams, pounds, ounces, and milliliters. The max capacity is a bit over eleven pounds and the minimum is a half ounce. There is a measurement button for easily converting between measurements. Converting everything to grams for brewing recipes really helps me for accurate measurements. At the very least use grams for your hops and spice additions.
The features are basic but work fine for homebrewing. The measurement conversion button is quick and easy. The tare button/power button easily zeros out the scale and even displays it’s in tare mode. There is an auto-off feature that cannot be turned off. It runs off two included AAA batteries. The auto off is nice for saving batteries but it is quite aggravating when you don’t have all your ingredients ready. I haven’t had to replace the batteries so far in the few years I’ve been using it. It stores well in a small kitchen drawer so you could easily stash it with your other brewing supplies.
As a brewer, we love to keep things squeaky clean. The plastic surface is really quick and easy to wipe off any dust or spilled ingredients. The buttons and screen have no gaps so you don’t have to worry about fine powdered corn sugar or malt extract falling in them.
Overall this is an accurate scale that does its job. It won’t win an elegance contest, but You won’t have to worry about a broken glass plate or a rusty metal finish. Quick cleanup, an accurate scale, and the small footprint works perfectly for me. I would suggest getting a dedicated bowl or cup for containing your ingredients.
- Long battery life
- Measures in grams, pounds, ounces, and milliliters
- Weighs items up to 11 pounds
- Many color finishes
- Plastic finish
- Auto off is too quick
- No bowl included