Egg Scale

Egg Scale

Egg scales are used to separate eggs into predetermined grade levels for consumers. The weight and size of the eggs determine whether they are deemed medium, grade A large, or X-large. An egg scale is a useful item as it is light, and it can be transported from market to market.

Are egg scales used for all birds or just chickens?

Check the sizing options to be sure this particular model has the ability to weigh larger eggs if geese, ducks, or exotic birds are being raised for this purpose. Many people are familiar with chicken eggs. The scales are often designed specifically to meet this market. These devices are designed so that you can separate the eggs into different grades.

Does the type of scale used change the grading?

There are various units available in a wide array of styles and designs, but the grading requirements are consistent. Several styles indicate the grade level near the indicator so you can sort the eggs. If this model lacks this indicator, the following information may help you to sort and grade the items:

  • Small: 18 ounces
  • Medium: 21 ounces
  • Large: 24 ounces
  • X-Large: 27 ounces
  • Jumbo: 30 ounces
Are these scales decorative and usable to sort eggs?

You can use vintage egg scales to decorate farmhouse kitchens and create a rustic type atmosphere in various settings. These scales can also be used, however. In order to determine whether the unit is working, assess a small object that you already know the weight of. This will help determine whether the egg scale is working properly. If so, it can be used as both a working model and a decorative antique.

Is it possible to swap weights between different egg scales?

These particular units are designed to work with a specific model. They are shaped or molded to fit in the designated area for accurate distribution. While the parts from another scale may seem appropriate, they may not rest in the slots accurately or distribute the weight evenly across another model. This may result in an inaccurate reading that will change the results.

How do you know if the egg scale weighs accurately?

Test the unit for accuracy by weighing a known object. If the results match the item being weighed, use the USDA Grade chart to determine the grading of the eggs. If there are discrepancies, the scale will need servicing or replacing to ensure reliable results.