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So You Want A Free OXO Food Scale? You’re Gonna Have To Read!

April 24, 2012

I get a lot of questions on how to be a better baker, vegan or not. First and foremost is quality ingredients. Don’t buy those cheap waxy chocolate chips. Just sayin’. Second is consistency, and I do that generally by weighing my ingredients. I don’t write out recipes in grams or ounces because most people measure instead of weigh. I do half the time too. It’s not that big of a deal, but when you want a perfect loaf of bread you are going to have to weigh ingredients.

I had a cheap food scale that would crap out after 2 pounds so I had to weigh small batches and add (especially with big batches of bread). OXO contacted me and asked me if I wanted to try one of their Good Grips 5 pound food scales. Yes! I had just had a headache weighing some apples and was pissed off. This one was easy to use, and the display part pulls away from the base so that you can use a big bowl or plate if you want. I just was weighing small grams of tofu so I didn’t need to do that. It was super easy and accurate.

And they gave me one to give to you! Comment on this post on why you’d love a food scale. I’ll announce the winner May 1st! Be sure to leave your email so I can contact you, or you’ll have to stalk my blog to see if you won.

PS: I’ll post about that yummy bread tomorrow 😉

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  • Reply Marlene April 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Hey Shannon. I currently have a weight watchers scale. I never considered one that could weigh up to five pounds. Enter me please.

  • Reply Melissa Schainker April 24, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Hey Shannon,
    With a newborn on the way, having any implement around the house that will take the guesswork out of mealtime would be huge! I currently do not have a food scale at home and tend to eyeball things. Please enter me.


  • Reply Kelly April 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    I’d love a scale because I’m workin’ on my bread-baking skillz, and like you said, you need to weigh your ingredients if you want perfection! 😀

  • Reply Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel April 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    I’m trying to get better at baking, so this might help me out!

  • Reply mschaos April 25, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    I have this scale – it is awesome 🙂

    so I don’t need one

  • Reply Ron Coleman April 25, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    I’m working more on portion control, especially for my wife who is trying her hardest to shed pounds. I have a habit of just eyeballing things, and usually I end up with larger than required. Just trying to stay healthy so I can live a bit longer and bug the universe for longer before I move on to full fledged haunting.

  • Reply Trina April 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    We have that scale and love it! Good luck to those entering, we use ours all the time!

  • Reply Julie April 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I would love to win…my food scale is broken

  • Reply Kelly April 26, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    I’ve quite a few recipes that use weight so it would really simplify things.

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  • Reply Kim Black April 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    It’s Kim from Canada I should win the scale based on my reputation alone haha. You know how much I love food, soooooo yeah I could really use a scale to start manging my portion sizes again. Now that I have little ones who like to eat as much as their momma, I’d like to start measuring things like fruit, pasta, and veggies you know the good things, not that I would ever measure bricks of chocolate or anythng like that. Heh.

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