Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Salter Aquatronic Glass Electronic Kitchen Scale.
We use this product daily, and I like that you can switch from grams to ounces/pounds with a press of a button. With another press you can even measure fluid ounces. I really love that it does both imperial and metric measurements, some of our best recipes right now come from the UK and Austrailian bloggers and vloggers. With this scale you don’t even need to do conversions.
I use this in my mead making, formulation of herbal medicines and teas and tracking my daily carb intake. Dorothy used it daily to cull out any eggs under our weight limit for sale to our customers when we ran out commercial egg business for a few years. If you are a baker, the fastest way to improve your results is by measuring in weight vs. volume. There are just so many uses for a good kitchen scale.
I did a lot of homework when we replaced our last scale and without paying way to much this is the one I came down on. It does use CR2032 Coin Style Batteries but it uses just one of them, and lasts a LONG time on a single battery. Still I have scopes and other stuff that uses these so I picked up 20 of them for just over 6 bucks to go along with my scale, I think that will hold this thing until the zombies march and beyond.
The other reason I like this scale is it takes several minutes to auto shut off with no activity. Our last scale would shut off in 30 seconds of no activity and this was maddening when adding multiple ingredients and having to go grab something and coming back to a dark scale, with everything out of wack at that point! This is not a product everyone needs but if you want a good scale, for under 40 bucks with shipping this is what we use.
Next up I love that you can zero it out, most scales do this but it is a must. Here is why, say you are making up something and you need 3 ounces of item one, 2.5 of item two and say only .25 ounces of item three. Sure that math is easy but why make it a thing, especially with complex recipes with a lot of ingredients. So all you do is put your bowl on the scale and hit zero, add an ingredient to the right amount, hit zero again, now add the next and so on. Perfect every time and you don’t lose track when the dog barks, the kids have a tantrum etc.
Lastly, I can’t tell you how important a good scale is for you if you are on a low carb diet. As I outlined in Episode 2495 here, so many things we think of as not having carbs, have quite a few. Specifically when you are in a high restriction phase of something like Protein Power, Keto, etc. these little 2 carbs here and 3 there can sink you fast. Also what the F does “1 small potato” for instance mean? What is small? You want a bit of potato in one meal fine, it is 5 grams of carbs per ounce. Measure it and you know what you did, otherwise bluntly you are pissing in the wind. Clearly though at a time when you are restricted to say 7-10 cabs a meal or 21-30 a day, 2-5 carbs here or there can train wreck everything you think you are doing right. Again check out Episode 2495 to learn more.
Please note this is a KITCHEN SCALE not a reloading scale, it measures in ounces and grams, kilos and pounds. Not grains or fractions of grams, you are not going to be able to sort pellets by weight or weigh powder charges with it. Just FYI. Also it DOES COME with the one required battery, you don’t need the CR2032 Coin Style Batteries that I linked to but I just included them because they are the best price I have found on quality ones in quantity so far.
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