Giveaway: Oxo Food Scale

 

Food scales are super important.  For real.  A cup of flour isn’t just a cup of flour these days.  Do you tap the sides of the measuring cup to make the flour settle?  Do you lightly scoop the flour in with a spoon and slide a knive over the top to get rid of any excess?  These are details that can save or ruin a batch of cookies! 

Do you throw a slab of meat on your plate and assume it’s a single serving?

With cheeses, the size of your grater, from big ribbons to small-as-powder flakes, makes a big difference in how much fills up a cup.

These simple (but obvious)  facts are why I’m embarassed to say that until about a week ago, I didn’t weigh my food.  Didn’t even own a scale!  Luckily, the good folks at Oxo decided that I should take control of my kitchen and sent me their 5 pound scale.  Amazing.  And they sent one for you, too! 

Here are the details (found here):

•Display pulls away from base to prevent shadowing from large plates or bowls
•Convenient indicator displays how much capacity is left on the Scale
•Zero function allows for zeroing Scale before adding additional ingredients
•Measures in 1/8-oz (imperial) and 1-g (metric) increments for greater accuracy
•Easy-to-read, large display numbers
•Platform can be removed and washed by hand only
•Thin profile allows for easy storage
•2 AAA batteries included

See that?  They even include the batteries.  This is why I love Oxo.  They don’t skimp on their customers!

So here is how you win this bad boy: Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would like to weigh.  And I don’t mean how much you personally would like to weigh!  (Though, you can feel free to write that if you please.  I won’t judge.)

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Oxo, but my opinions are my own.  There will be one winner randomly chosen on 5/4/2012 who will be notified by email.  If there is no response within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.  Winner must live in the U.S., but if you don’t live in the U.S. I would still love to hear from you!  No purchase necessary.

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  1. I’d like to weigh my rice servings. I need to reduce my carbohydrates intake.

    Louise

  2. mark gilbert says:

    I love oxo products and own some of their kitchen gadgets. I would love a scale to measure my baking ingredients. Just starting to explore baking and it seems a lot more precise than my way of cooking.

  3. I’ve always heard that in order to make the PERFECT cake and bread a scale like this is an absolute *must*! I’d love to make the perfect cake :)

  4. I’d like to weigh baking ingredients for certain recipes. Great giveaway!

  5. We need to weigh a lot of snacks so that we get the correct portion sizes. I also need to weigh cheese (since we seem to consume it by the ton) and I need to weigh chocolate for recipes so I don’t keep guessing the ounces.

  6. I would love to measure dry pasta. I always have trouble when recipes call for ounces.

  7. MaryBeth says:

    I’d like to weight my baking ingredients. Too often, I find myself saying, “What went wrong?” when I pull a batch of cookies out of the oven.

  8. I would love to be able to weigh out portions of meat. That’s what always stumps me.

  9. I really need to start weighing my baking ingredients and would really love to be able to know how much fondant I use, rather than “one batch.”

  10. I would like to weigh “everything” for portion control – but for many items (excepts dry pasta and rice) I think that I will weigh it after it is cooked.

  11. I would weigh everything for portion control. I’ve been trying to eat healthier and lose a few pounds and think a food scale would help me see how much I am actually eating.

  12. What a fantastic giveaway! I’d love to have a food scale to aid in making more finicky doughs–croissants, macarons, and the like. I hope I win :-)

  13. I would love to weigh my ingredients for macarons so they turn out perfectly the next time!

  14. I have been seriously eyeing a food scale. I find myself eating way too much meat! I think – it’s just grilled it’s good for me, it’s better than rice or potatoes or DESSERT!! Anyway, needless to say I really need to know how much meat I am eating! Love your blog :)

  15. I’d like to weigh all my snacks so that I can be sure I’m not oversnacking!

  16. I would like to weigh baking ingredients. I’ve had many cakes turn out wrong and leave me wondering what happened. I’ve been meaning to buy a scale for so long.

  17. Charlene says:

    I would really like to weigh everything I eat. I am doing WW and it would really help me if I weighed my food. I feel like I am heavyhanded with the measurements! Cheese – I would like to weigh cheese – my arch nemesis!

  18. Jessica Hinson says:

    I’d venture into the world of macarons!

  19. Flour for baguettes!

  20. I’d like to weigh things like potatoes or pieces of meat like chicken breasts that call for specific ounces. I’d also use it for baking ingredients since measurements are very important in baking.

  21. I need it to weigh flour-I never seem to get the correct amount!

  22. Martha T says:

    I bake and would love to become a really GOOD baker. I know that weighing my ingredients would be much more accurate than measuring.

  23. I like to weigh my meat so I can control my portion sizes. I need a new scale!

  24. I would actually like to weigh my meat portions…eyeballing never seems to work right ;)

  25. i need to get into the habit of weighing my baking ingredients! my cookies spread out into wide, wafer-thin crispy things. i like them thicker and soft, not crunchy!

  26. Amanda Valenti says:

    I would like to weigh our portions of meat!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    Amanda Valenti
    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

  27. Weighing is so important when it comes to baking. I’d definitely weigh flour, sugar, etc.

  28. I would like to weigh ingredients for baking, especially for breads. I would also like to be able to make the recipes I see that only include weights and not other measurements.

  29. I weigh out portions of cat food for my overweight kitty!

  30. George Lian says:

    I am considering to buy a food scale to monitor portion size.

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