I am NOT a doctor, dietician or expert. Do I know everything there is to know about diabetes? Heck no, but I do know what it’s like to live with it.
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.
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
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.)