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.