There are many kitchen gadgets that are available for you to purchase. Some are useful, some are just not. In my kitchen, I have this digital kitchen scale. Now you may be thinking, “why do you need that?” In all honesty, I probably don’t really need it, but it actually does come in handy, especially for my husband who is a type 1 diabetic. With this kitchen scale, my husband is able to take accurate measurements of pasta and other high carb foods to determine how much he can eat without it spiking up his blood sugar too high.
For me, the scale also comes in handy for a number of reasons I will list below and it probably will for you too, especially if you cook often. Here are just some of the reasons you may consider it for yourself:
This digital kitchen scale can weigh up to 12 pounds. You can convert measurements, as well with the oversized unit button located on the left of the scale. Simply hit this unit button and you can convert ounces to grams and pounds to kilograms. The measurement will display on the large LCD screen in the front center.
The scale is made of black glass and the scale overall is extremely lightweight. You also only need two AAA batteries.
Before I brought this scale into my kitchen, I had no way of weighing ingredients. This meant if I was reading off a recipe that had a number of ingredients listed in pounds or ounces, I would have to look up a converter online that would tell me approximately how many cups or teaspoons to use and this would take forever! With this scale, I found it to be extremely easy to now use recipes that have ingredients listed in pounds or ounces. This makes my cooking time so much shorter now that I don’t have to look up how to convert an ingredient from pounds to cups or ounces to teaspoons. A few other pros that I’ve found include the lightness of the scale. I can easily move it around the kitchen and the fact that it only needs two AAA batteries contributes even more so to the scale being so lightweight. It was also shipped to me with the batteries already included, which was nice. I was able to use it right away instead of having to go out to the store to buy AAA batteries. I also love the sleek design, which fits in right with my kitchen and my own personal taste and style. And one last pro would be the large size LCD screen and the large power and unit buttons. Although I don’t have problems with my eyesight, just not having to bend down to look at the screen or find the buttons makes it that much more convenient to use.
When I first used the scale, I had a difficult time using the buttons. It took me a few times to change the unit on the scale because the button just wasn’t cooperating. However, once my husband used it, he was able to change the unit right away with no problems and since then I haven’t had any problems with it either. It could’ve just been that it was brand new and was just starting to wake up for the first time! The other thing was that I couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. If you press the power button, it won’t shut off and I didn’t realize that if I just left it alone, it would shut off on its own. So just keep that in mind and don’t get frustrated like I did that it won’t turn off!
Overall, I think the scale is worth it, especially if you are like me and enjoy trying new recipes all the time. You never know when you are going to run into that one recipe that requires you to weigh certain food items. Besides, the scale is only $27.95 right now on Amazon, which to me is an excellent price for what you’re getting.
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