If you’re in the kitchen very often you’ll know that one piece of equipment you need is a good kitchen scale. I use mine for both cooking and soap-making.
I recently teamed up with the US Family Guide to test out an Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection. (complimentary product)
Some recipes call for weighed ingredients versus measured in a measuring cup. If you’re cooking meat, especially poultry (and threw away the wrapper with the weight on it or have fresh meat), you’ll need to know how much it weighs in order to know how long to cook it. Minutes per pound. For making bath soap, all ingredients need to be weighed. Recipes for soap are run through a lye calculator and the amount of lye and water to use are determined based on the oils and their amounts that you use – and always measured by weight.
A good kitchen scale is a must have. Personally, I like a digital kitchen scale. While battery operated ones do require fresh batteries, it is easier for me to read. The Ozeri Touch II measures with a capacity range of 0.05 oz to 18 lbs. It is super thin and very lightweight – around 1.3 pounds.
I love that it comes in an assortment of colors to match or brighten up your kitchen. I chose the light blue. It is a teal-ish color and I love it! This scale features Microban antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria. The Microban antimicrobial technology is infused in the scale and said to never wear away. That’s pretty cool!
It has a precision tare button that subtracts the container weight for the net ingredient weight. This is especially helpful when making soap. I can place my mixing bowl on the scale and use the tare button to not calculate it’s weight when measuring my soap-making oils.
The easy unit button easily converts between lb/oz, g, fl.oz., ml. Also great for switching between dry and liquid ingredients.
It includes 2 Lithium batteries and an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver needed). So far, all my measurements have been pretty accurate. I can’t attest to battery life because I haven’t had it that long or had the chance to use it much but so far so good.
My old kitchen scale had a very small scale area so I could never really weigh anything large, like a turkey or hen. With the Ozeri Touch II, I have plenty of space to sit whatever I’m measuring. So, from now on when we have fresh meat, I can weigh it and cook it the perfect amount of time.
If you’re on a diet/health plan that requires you to measure your food, I highly recommend this as a good, digital kitchen scale.