If you are on a diet you might want to use a digital scale to help you measure your food portions. The digital scales today are different from the old balance weigh scales because they have a digital readout. The display is easy to read and is generally an LED light readout. This means it is easy for people that have poor vision to read the scale. Digital scales are also more accurate in weighing food than the old balance scales were. You can find a digital food scale in many different styles.
One option is a simple single serve measuring scale such as the Ozeri scale. It comes in chrome and can measure up to 11 pounds. Because it is designed to be smaller it is also handy for travel purposes. This is important if you’re someone that needs to watch your food intake, but you happen to be on the road a lot. A space saving kitchen digital scale would be the ultra slim unit manufactured by Ozeri. The scale is designed in stainless steel and also can display the nutritional values of foods.
A digital calorie counting scale that can also give you the nutritional values is perfect for people who are on a diet. In addition to being able to measure out the right portion size you also get to see the calories of the food you are measuring. The scales can also give readouts for sugar and carbohydrate content. This can be beneficial for people who are on a medical diet and need to pay attention to the amount of fat or sugar they consume. For example, people who have diabetes might find this feature useful. By using a nutritional readout scale you will always know the amount of nutrients that are in the portions you are eating.
Most digital scales are powered by standard batteries. There are also units that you can purchase a separate adapter for so you can plug them into an outlet. If you are looking for a design that will fit in with your kitchen’s décor, you could choose a scale from the line of Salter products. They have a few scales that have a clear glass base. This gives the scales a very contemporary look and they blend in nicely when they are on a kitchen countertop.
The glass is easy to clean and you can place your food right on the surface. It comes complete with LED readout and weighs up to 11 pounds of food. The price of this scale is quite cheap, but it is very high on quality. There are also scales that come with their own measuring bowl, which can be inverted and used as a cover for the scale when it’s not in use. This is also a convenient option for people that don’t want a lot of extra clutter on their counters. Being able to have a measuring scale that you can leave out on the counter is helpful for people that need to be reminded to measure or weigh their food.
In addition to the existing models of scales already described you can also find scales available that are multi-functional. This means the scale has the ability to weigh out other types of items besides food. There is the Multifunctional scale from Weighmax that can also be used as a postal scale. This is convenient if you happen to use both types of scales because it allows you to have one instead of two separate scales.
There are also some scales designed specifically for travel purposes such as the Polder pocket scale. The scale measures 5.6 inches by 3.9 inches and is 1.6 inches thin. The removable tray used for measuring doubles as a cover for the unit when not in use. The whole unit weighs 1 pound and can easily fit inside a pocket, purse or travel bag. It runs on batteries so you can use it wherever you go. You can measure up to one pound with the scale so it is designed for single serve use.
There is also a type of digital scale that is designed for use during cooking. These kitchen scales will allow you to measure large amounts of ingredients as you add them to a mixing bowl. There are also scales that can automatically deduct the weight of the bowl from the ingredients that are in it to give you an accurate and precise weight. The prices of the various scales depend on the features the scale comes with. The more high tech the design and features, the higher the cost of the scale will be.