Giveaway! OXO Food Scale

by Cate on March 16, 2012

food scaleI am hardly scientific when it comes to cooking or baking.  I’ve always been a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants girl.  Outside of the kitchen too.  But recently I’ve slowly come to appreciate better measurement devices when it comes to kitchen tools.  Although I still, um, use the same measuring cups when it comes to portioning out liquids versus mass, I am at least trying to be a little more conscious of it.  Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

As far as food scales go, I had one years ago and gave it up in the interest of gaining some valuable real estate back in the kitchen.  I hate when my kitchen gets bogged down with a lot of extra gadgets and the like.  I don’t use bread makers, pasta machines, or ice cream makers.  Instead, a lot of double-duty tools, and items that have to earn their space in my cupboards and drawers, you know?

That being said, I actually wrote “food scale” on my refrigerator notepad some months ago, intending to keep my eyes out for one that was on sale.  And then the generous folks at the OXO Blogger Outreach Program offered one up for grabs.  For me.  And for you too!  It was too good an opportunity to pass up.  For both of us.  It’s sitting right here on my desk, waiting to be fedex’d to you.  The slim design is perfect for stashing in a cupboard, within reach when you need it, but small enough to not waste space unnecessarily.

I just started using it this week, and I’ve got to say, weighing things is kind of fun.  And addicting.  Last week, I read that Katrina Markoff, the brains behind the amazing Vosges chocolate line, uses beakers in her kitchen to measure everything (like these on Amazon).  (You can read her own blog right here).  How cool is that?

So let me tell you about the cool features of this food scale (5 lb capacity) …

  • the weight display pulls out from the machine, so you can easily see the weight of your item, even if it’s oversized.
  • the platform can be removed for easy cleaning
  • it measures in 1/8 oz (US) and 1g (metric) increments
  • there is an indicator to let you know how much capacity is left on the scale

Now to get one for your very own kitchen…  One (US) winner will be chosen by the random number generator.  Contest closes at 5 pm EST on Monday, March 19th, 2012.  You may enter by commenting on this post and telling me your must-have kitchen tool.  You may gain extra entries by tweeting this post, following me on Twitter, or following me on Pinterest (and coming here to tell me you did these things).  So you can have up to four entries total.  You will be contacted by me via e-mail on Tuesday if you were the winner.  Entries without e-mail addresses (which are kept private) will be disqualified.  If I do not hear from you within 48 hours with your mailing address, I will choose another winner.  Your odds of winning depends on how many entries are received.

Good luck!

Until Sunday…

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Elena V March 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Thank you sooo much for this giveaway! I’ve been wanting a food scale for about a year now when I started watching my food portions and slimmed down a few pounds (apparently, portion control works!).

My must-have kitchen tool is my grater. It does a wonderful job with innocent things starting from cauliflower and cucumbers to naughty ones like sharp cheddar and frozen butter.

Thank you again!
Elena V

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Elena V March 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm

and I follow you on Twitter as @LifesDeepColors.

Elena V

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manda March 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Must have my tongs.

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Betsy March 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

Love my zester —- use it all the time for grating some lemon peel, or a a bit of parm.

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Michelle March 17, 2012 at 12:35 am

My must have kitchen tool is my wooden spoon.

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pat March 17, 2012 at 1:37 am

I could definitely put this to good use. :)

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amy marantino March 17, 2012 at 3:18 am

must have my kitchenaid blender. i drink a lot of milkshakes

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sharon lindsay March 17, 2012 at 7:35 am

Citrus juicer (pampered chef, non-eletronic) is one tool I use daily.

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Debbie March 17, 2012 at 8:57 am

My must have tool would have to be my food processor. Lots of other things I can do without but not this one. Love pies and I use it to make pie crusts!

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Debbie March 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

Just followed you on Pinterest! It is soooo addicting……

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Joanne March 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

My food scale is actually my must-have kitchen tool. I can’t bake without it! And yeah…it IS pretty addictive.

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Mic March 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I can’t live without my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It makes baking so much easier.

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Suzi March 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

my favorite kitchen tool is my Staub Dutch oven…love it

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Kris #40 March 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm

My kitchen aid. Best investment ever

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Kris #40 March 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I already follow you on pinterest. However don’t tweet

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jenni March 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Wok….I make a lot of stir fry!

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Kelly March 18, 2012 at 1:39 am

I couldn’t live without my KitchenAid mixer.

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Kelly March 18, 2012 at 1:39 am

Just followed you on Twitter–Great giveaway!

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Kelly March 18, 2012 at 1:40 am

And followed you on Pinterest–love your pins!

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kim parrott March 18, 2012 at 1:40 am

My must have kitchen gadget would have to be my knife sharpener – I can’t cook with dull knives, it just makes me crazy. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I’ve been contemplating a food scale for quite a while but haven’t “pulled the trigger” on the purchase.

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kim parrott March 18, 2012 at 1:40 am

I follow you on pinterest kimbly1020

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kim parrott March 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

I follow you on twitter kimbly1020

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Mellisa W March 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I love my mini disher (ice cream scoop). Thanks!

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Jen March 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Good knives are a must!

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Jessica F March 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm

My must have kitchen tools are silicone spatulas… great for both cooking on the stove and baking!

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Jessica F March 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm
Jessica F March 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

following on twitter @jfong1130

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Jessica F March 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Following on pinterest!

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Erika March 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

The most must-have kitchen tool has to be my chef’s knife. I can do almost anything with it- if I really needed to.

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mrsfrenchbread March 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

My must have kitchen tool: my immersion blender. It whizzes anything!

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Michelle March 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

I am following you on twitter

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Michelle March 19, 2012 at 7:38 am

I also retweeted the giveaway!

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Christie March 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

A sharp knife. Following you on Pinterest & Twitter. Also re-tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/ladylolindrath

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

Multiple sets of measuring spoons and measuring cups! Could really use that scale, thanks for offering it!

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Monica March 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

My current must have kitchen gadget is an instant digital thermometer – I use it to test if my turkey burgers and chicken are done and I’m no longer paranoid about having the food undercooked and getting some sort of food sickness.

I’ve had my eye on the OXO food scale for a while – glad to hear you enjoy it. It’s on my “to treat myself with” list but I have a tendency to never treat myself but rather the people in my life I care about instead. People are always telling me how ridiculous I am, but I can’t help myself – seeing the people I love happy makes me happy. :-) (One of the many reasons I love your blog!)

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SaraMarie March 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

My must have kitchen tool is a trusty sharp knife…necessary for my kitchen meditation of chopping. :-)

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SaraMarie March 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

And I follow you on Pinterest! :-)

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Esther K March 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Oooo, I would love a food scale! I think it would be really helpful…

My must-have tool is my Cuisinart hand mixer. I don’t have the arm power to mix certain things by hand…

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Kristine March 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

LOve my mini-spatulas & my KitchenAid!

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Joyce March 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Tongs are my must have tool.

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