Convenience in the Kitchen Thanks to Ozeri- #GetCooking Review

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I’ve never owned a kitchen scale.  I wasn’t sure it was something I needed, until I received the Ozeri Touch II Kitchen Scale.

Kitchen scaleThe Touch II Kitchen Scale has Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection, which helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria.  It’s infused into the surface of the scale so it won’t wear away for the life of the scale. If you use a kitchen scale for anything raw, you’re bound to use things that could cause stains or odors.  It is frustrating when you’ve cleaned a product properly, yet still get stains or odors.  Love to know that I won’t have to worry about that with my new kitchen scale!

I feel like we eat pretty healthy around our house, but my husband has been in a healthy kick lately and has been even more conscientious of what we’re eating.  I know, aside from what you’re eating, how much you’re eating is also important.  Portion sizes isn’t generally something we pay close attention to, but I know it can make a difference.  I’m sure my husband will be utilizing this scale for that purpose.

I’ve found it very useful while I’m cooking.  When it calls for a certain measurement of something and I need a little assistance, the Touch II is a perfect assistant!  Recently I had purchased a huge pack of boneless pork loin.  Though we use quite a bit with our large family, there was more than we needed for one meal and I needed to separate them out and freeze some.  Generally we use around 5lbs for a meal.  Since the Touch II is equipped with 4 high-precision sensors that weigh up to 11 lbs, I was able to use it to weigh out what we needed without worrying that I was putting too much weight on it.

Scale

I love that the large high-contrast blue backlit LCD screen makes it easy to see how the weight on the scale.  And, since it provides weights in g, oz, kg, and lbs, it makes it perfect for all things I may need to measure. I made a recipe this week that called for a certain amount of chocolate in ounces. Normally I’d just dump in whatever I thought seemed appropriate (there’s never too much chocolate in anything, if you ask me) but I wanted to do it as the recipe called (and it was a good excuse to play with the Touch II).  I needed to be sure the weight of the bowl wasn’t being added to the weight of the chocolate, so I just pressed the touch sensitive tare button to zero out the scale, and then measured my chocolate; 8oz on the dot!

tare

Awesome right?  I love it.  Know what else I love? The Ozeri Artesio Electric Pepper Grinder I received!

pepper grinderLong ago we tossed the pepper shaker for a pepper grinder.  While I do keep ground black pepper in the cupboard for recipes, we use the pepper grinder for everything else (and sometimes for the recipes too).  I never thought that grinding by hand was a big deal, but now that I have the electric pepper grinder, I am loving it!  SO much easier and faster, no effort necessary.  My husband and kids love it too, and if I’m not careful, things end up over-seasoned with pepper because the electric grinder is so much fun they just don’t want to stop.  The kids love it because it makes a fun noise and a light turns on to illuminate where you’re seasoning your food.  My husband likes those things too, but he also loves that he can adjust how fine or coarse the pepper is. He prefers it coarse, of course (haha).

built-in lightThe Electric Pepper Grinder also features a soft, non-slip grip on the handle, and the see-through container makes monitoring pepper level easy (and looks pretty too).

see through containerIt can be used to grind peppercorn, salts, and seasonings.  Know what this means? I  need another one for salt, and a third for seasonings! 🙂

Amanda also received a Touch II Kitchen Scale and an Artesio Electric Pepper Grinder.  Check out her review and see how much she loves them too!

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Comments

  1. I LOVE my digital kitchen scale! I use it so much–more than I ever thought I would. It is great for the precise baking of sweet treats and I also love using it to make my stuffed hamburgers, so I don’t have uneven patties and the problem of matching them together. Okay, well, now I just sound weird! I do love it, though. I have never tried an electric pepper grinder, though we use our hand-powered grinder almost exclusively. It takes FOREVER to grind a tablespoon of pepper by hand–and does it ever hurt! 🙂 After that incident, I decided to keep a container of ground pepper in my cupboard for just those occasions. Glad you thought of that, too. Save you from carpal tunnel problems!! Thanks for the reviews!

    • You should TOTALLY get the electric grinder then- it’s AWESOME!
      As far as you being weird… It runs in the family, and we love each other anyway. 😉

  2. I have a kitchen scale, but left it back in MN. =( I love that grinder! I need some more kitchen gadgets like these to make life easier!

  3. Nice.. I don’t use a kitchen scale much, but that pepper grinder looks awesome. I love the in action photo you too.

  4. I have a pepper grinder and LOVE IT! I really like this one though, with a light, that’s really cool. My salt and pepper grinders are getting old, I’m going to consider replacing them with a couple of these. 🙂

  5. I love kitchen gadgets. I think they are addicting. I like the new fun stuff that makes cooking entertaining and easier… I guess thats because I enjoy cooking so much. Thanks for sharing this. The scale looks great!

  6. I love the digital kitchen scale those things make life so much simpler 🙂 and the light on that pepper grinder is such a great idea 🙂

  7. Maria Elena Dominguez says:

    So glad I found your blog. I’ve been thinking about getting a kitchen scale so I can start weighing my meals because I wanna start eating healthier. This looks like a great option!

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