Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Know the Exact Weight of Your Food with Pyur Digital Kitchen Scale

There have been times in the past when I've been planning snacks and needed to know a weight of a certain food.  In case you haven't noticed, a lot of foods list their serving size in grams or ounces instead of a quantity.  For example, when I was creating my snack list of 10 healthy snacks under 120 calories, I needed to know how many baby carrots were in a serving.  The serving size was listed in ounces or grams on the package.  I searched everywhere online to try to find how many baby carrots were in one serving.  There were several different answers.  The problem is that sometimes baby carrots are big and fat and sometimes they're little and skinny.  It would be hard to say on a consistent basis how many carrots are a serving.  That's why they're measured in grams or ounces.

Now, I have a digital kitchen scale that can tell me the weight of my food.  I received the Pyur Digital Kitchen Scale for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are 100% mine.

The scale is sleek and black.  It comes packaged well with styrofoam protectors.

It includes 2 AAA batteries.  They come packaged in plastic in the battery compartment.  You need to take the plastic off and reinsert them before you can begin.  Once the batteries are inserted, the scale is ready to go.

To begin using the scale, hit the "Tare" (on/off) button. 
The really cool thing about this scale is that you can measure things inside a container.  You simply place the container on the scale, hit the "Tare" button once and place the food you're measuring inside the container.  The scale zeroes out after the container so that it will give you the measurement of only the food.  I didn't know this at first and I was measuring the container first and then putting the food in and subtracting the weight of the container in my head.  I love that I can just hit the "on/off" button to zero it out and let it do the math for me!

The scale measures up to 11 pounds.  The measurements can be made in pounds and ounces, grams or kilograms.  There's a button on the left that can be used to change the unit of measure.

Since I've seen some baking recipes that measure flour in weight instead of cups, this scale will come in handy.  I've also seen some homemade spa treatments that have their recipes listed in weight instead of cups.

There are also people who have used this scale to measure other things like mail.  I didn't think about that, but since it measures anything it would be good for that also.



You can find the Pyur Digital Kitchen Scale on Amazon. 


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Do you use a kitchen scale in your food prep?

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