Saturday, April 27, 2013

A kitchen scale

Bought this today, to help me measure by weight, how much ground beef, for example, I am putting into my freezer bags. Never owned one before.

1 comment:

Marcia in rural WNY said...

I have one, probably about 2 years old, and I must say it gets a workout. It's amazing how many times I use it for this and that. I weigh my envelopes and packages before going to the post office and the post office web site has a calculator so you can figure the postage according to where it's going. Normally, 5 sheets of paper will go for 1 stamp--learned that when I used to type the order formss for our co-operative bulk buying club in the 70's. (Which have all gone out of business now because the churches and other places that donated space to us were forced to carry liability insurance on top of what they had, so we disbanded.)
I also use mine for weighing meat servings and also for repackaging shredded mozarella to put in the freezer for pizzas at home. I buy the 5 lb bag at Sam's Club and portion it out. Sometimes I weigh the "trimmings" when I cut the fat and inedible parts off the bscb before I freeze them, to see how much I'm REALLY paying.
My older scale was an older kind but when it died, I got an electronic one which measures in ounces or grams. Handy if using European recipes (I lived in the UK for 3 years and most ingredients are weighed there.)

Between my electronic scale and my electric food chopper, I save tons of time and bothersome finicki jobs.