Measuring ingredients by weight is one of the easiest ways to become a better cook. Especially in baking recipes, relying on a scale instead of measuring cups will make you more efficient and accurate. We like this new digital scale from Oxo because of its pull-out display. No matter how broad the plate or bowl, it doesn't obscure the display and function buttons. And the scale was easy to figure out, with optional backlight, tare feature, and an 11-pound capacity. It runs on four AAA batteries, and the stainless-steel platform can be removed for cleaning. The scale is $49.99 at Oxo.com.