Monday, January 26, 2015

Does it Measure up? A digital scale review

It’s mid-afternoon and you really want a snack. You have many options, one of which is something in a bag which requires you to pull out “a serving” that equals 8g of carbs. If that serving is “approx. 15 pieces”, how many of you actually count the pieces? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Neither do I. I just reach in and grab a handful and hope for the best. The thing is, I discovered long ago that my eyeballs need to be recalibrated because what I think is ¼ cup is more like ½ cup. It would be so much better, and smarter, to make certain that I’m getting the correct portion. Now I can. 

I have also found, more and more, that low carb recipe blogs often list the ingredients in grams instead of cups because they say that measuring things like almond and coconut flour is more accurate that way. I haven’t been able to do that, until now.

I was recently given the opportunity to try out the Simple Health Global digital scale seen here.

This digital scale is sleek in design and easy to use. One of my pet peeves is buying a gadget and finding that the instructions are incomplete, leaving me with questions. This scale came with just 1 two-sided piece of paper for instructions, but that’s all I needed! In fact, I probably could have figured it out without the instructions. Simple!

It’s small, which is really important in my miniscule kitchen. I had no trouble figuring out where to store this. The weighing platform is made of glass and will unscrew from the unit for easy cleaning.

The unit has a tare function which allows you to use a container for weighing your food without having to worry about how much the container weighs. You place your container on the platform and when you click the tare button it resets to zero. Now you can add your food and know exactly how much it weighs. (I tested this function and it works perfectly!) It will weigh grams, ounces or pounds.

I had planned to give you a list of pros and cons but there really isn’t much to say in the negative about this scale. I only have one minor “complaint”: The unit of measurement indicator is very, very tiny; just to the right of the numbers. My old eyes can’t read it but once I figured out that 0 is grams, 0.00 is oz. and 00.00 is lbs. it stopped being an issue.

If you’re in the market for a digital kitchen scale, I would recommend this one. It’s small, accurate, elegant and affordable. The nice folks at Simple Health Global have offered a discount for my readers. You can find the scale here, at Amazon. Use this code  CORNELL9  when checking out for a 10% discount. (Please note: I will not receive any compensation for sales. I am just reviewing the scale.

I’m very pleased with this new addition to my kitchen and I know that my attempts to control my diabetes will be that much better because of it.

Disclaimer: I received this scale at no cost from the folks at Simple Health Global in return for a review on my blog. My words and opinions are my own and were not swayed by this gift.)


  1. I use a digital scale and find it incredibly helpful. I feel confident that my portions from day to day are reliable.

    I keep waiting for the day that my blog gets offers to review things like this that I actually use....

  2. Love this food scale! I use a lot and it's super accurate, easy to clean, simple to use and has helped me tremendously. This food scale is awesome! Thanks for the review.


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