The OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale has a reputation for accuracy among food scales. This model can weigh up to 11 pounds of food. When it does measure food, it has the ability to measure using both ounces and grams.
It has a large pull out display that makes it easy to read the results of whatever you’re weighing. This is an important feature because sometimes when you weigh food using a big plate, the plate hangs over and makes it harder to read the results.
But thanks to the pull out display feature, that’s not a problem. This feature allows the display to extend the length needed so that you can read what it says. So many times when you’re cooking something, the recipe will call for an exact measurement.
This is very important if you’re watching calories. This scale can help you figure out the calories in every step of the recipe that calls for measuring ingredients. Once you’ve cooked the food or mixed it up, the scale can show you what the correct portion size should be.
The OXO Good Grips scale makes it easy to weigh your foods right on the surface of the scale. You can put meat or vegetables or any food that doesn’t require a container right on the top.
But if you have foods that need to be weighed using a bowl or a plate, you can do that, too. The scale has a feature that allows you to weigh the container so that you can accurately see the weight of the food alone.
The scale has a backlight, which enables you to read the display easier. It will also let you know how much of the 11 pound weight capacity is left whenever you’re weighing something.
You can take off the platform of the scale after you’re finished using it to make it easier to wash. However, you will need to hand wash this surface. Since the display part of the scale uses batteries, you can’t let that compartment get wet – so don’t stick it in the dishwasher or submerge it in any water.
Having a food scale can help your health because a lot of recipes are calling for food items by their weight rather than standard measuring cups. That’s because some people pack ingredients into a cup and some loosely fill the cup – so there’s a great variation of size.
By measuring ingredients, even food items like flour for a recipe, you get the amount you should eat and not more. Because of how we’ve learned to eat larger portions, it can be so easy to eat more than is healthy for our bodies.
Using a food scale can help give you accurate amounts of food, making this a beneficial tool whether you’re trying to lose weight or you just want to avoid overeating.
No more eyeballing a piece of meat to see if it looks like a deck of cards or resembles the same size as your fist. That’s such a crude way of measuring – and highly inaccurate. Use a food scale instead, and get your portions down to the exact amount.
The user-friendly OXO Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display is perfect for weighing all ingredients. Weigh items directly on the platform, on a plate or in a bowl, and pull the display away from the base to prevent shadowing from large plates and bowls. Accurately measure ingredients when cooking and baking and stick to a diet by weighing portions. An optional backlight makes the display easier to read and a weight indicator shows the capacity left on the scale before maximum capacity is reached. Press the zero button to offset the weight of a container or to set the weight back to zero so you can add additional ingredients. The display features large, easy-to-read numbers which measure in 1/8-ounce and 1-gram increments. The stainless steel platform can be removed for cleaning but no parts are dishwasher safe. The Scale has an 11-pound capacity and 4AAA batteries are included.