No, my new love is not the chocolate chips, tasty as they were. And no, it’s not the cute silicone cupcake/muffin holder from the set I got for $0.25 at the rummage sale and have yet to use for anything other than holding teensy bits of snacks.
My real new love is that EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale holding my yummy snack! I had an Amazon discount card burning a hole in my pocket, and I was tired of using the scale I had. It didn’t have a tare function and it wasn’t shiny. So I bought this one, even though it violated my unemployed-self’s No Purchase of Things You Already Have a Perfectly Acceptable Version Of rule.
So sue me.
I really do like this scale. It weighs in kilograms, grams, ounces, and pounds. In the photo above, we can see that I have precisely 7 grams of mini-chocolate chips measured out for my afternoon snack. And no, I don’t do this every day. I usually just use the 1/4 or 1/2 tablespoon to measure with, but I thought for demonstration purposes…
So far, I’ve mostly used it to weigh my individual servings of homemade tv dinners and some odd-sized chicken breasts that didn’t conform to the “deck of cards” rule for meat and poultry servings. I don’t plan to weigh everything I eat, but I do like to do periodic checks on portion sizes. I can be “forgetful” at times.
Yeah, that’s what we’ll call it: “forgetful”.
What I most anticipate using my new toy for is in baking. I’ve got bunches of recipes using measurements in grams, but with my math skills being
non-existent what they are, I haven’t bothered to do the conversions. (I can be a smidge on the lazy side.) Now I can measure my ingredients precisely! (I tell you, I’m going to have my own Food Network show before you know it!)
Do you have/use a food scale? Is it shiny?
FTC peeps: No one asked me to write this review, and I bought the scale using leftover grocery money and a Coinstar discount card. Are you happy? And yes, that IS my Amazon afilliate link. I need more groceries. Yours truly, Cammy