The CompostMaster and I are moving from Chapel Hill, NC to the Richmond, VA area. It feels like we’ve been sorting, hauling stuff to the thrift store, selling off some of our book collection and packing for months now. Our good friend Marcie from Buxton Munch emailed me yesterday asking if we’d reached the point in our packing where we felt it was never going to end. Yes, Marcie, we have.
When the folks at Simple Health Global sent me a digital food scale to test and review, I was thrilled for any excuse to take a break.
After meeting with a Certified Diabetes Educator when I was first diagnosed more than 15 years ago, I purchased my first food scale. It shocked me to weigh my portions and realize how much I had been eating. That was the first step in my original 35 pound weight loss. Over the years, I’ve come to realize the most important features in a food scale are accuracy and ease of use.
The Simple Health Global scale appears to be very accurate, e.g. a 5 pound bag of flour weighs 5 pounds. Everything I weighed on the scale matched the weight reported by my decade old Cuisinart scale.
Ease of Use
Using the sleek-looking scale is quite easy because the circular glass surface is flat and the edges are not rimmed. I hesitate placing food directly on my current scale because it can be a bit tricky to clean. This is not a problem with the Simple Health Global scale. A tare function is available so you can place a dish on the scale, zero it out and then add the food to be weighed.
The scale offers several different units of measure – grams, ounces and pounds. This is great, but the font indicating which unit you’re currently using is TINY. Even with my reading glasses on, I had trouble telling whether the unit was “g” or “oz” or “lb.” Younger eyes may not have this problem.
The Simple Health Global scale is lightweight and easy to move around. In fact, when I first picked it up, I thought the internals were missing because it was so light. It takes a 3V lithium battery (CR2032) which is easy to remove when it’s time for a new one.
I also like that you can push a button to turn the scale OFF. The only way to turn off my current scale is to wait for it to time out.
The Simple Health Global digital food scale is a perfectly functional modern-looking scale that costs less than $20 as of this writing. It is accurate and easy to clean. The only problem I found with the scale is that the unit indicator is way too small to be easily read. I’ve only been using the scale for a couple of weeks so I don’t know how well it will hold up over time.
The folks at Simple Health Global are offering Diabetic Foodie readers 20% off the purchase of this food scale. Simply go to their listing at amazon.com and use the coupon code FOODIE77.
Disclaimer: I received a free digital scale from Simple Health Global for testing and review purposes. All opinions are my own.