Want to know the nutritional value of everything you pop in your mouth? Arm your kitchen with the Perfect Portions Digital Scale, a nutritional food scale and calculator combo in one.
Armed with a pre-filled database of 1,999 food items, it’s designed to instantly put a nutritional label on any grub portions you intend to send down your body. We’re not kidding about the nutritional label either – it uses the same familiar layout as you’ll see in food packaging when shopping at the grocery, complete with numbers for calories, calories from fat, total fat, cholesterol and more. If the preinstalled food database doesn’t quite suit your eating habits, it allows you to plug in up to 99 custom food items, so all your regular fare can be included in the automatic calculations.
The Perfect Portions Digital Scale measures 9.25 x 6 x 0.75 inches (L x W x D) and weighs 1.5 lbs, making it easy to carry around from the kitchen to the coffee table to anywhere else you like to hang around when feeding. Made from plastic and glass, the sleek-looking body can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
It comes with a laminated food code booklet, since you can’t see the actual food name on the small right-hand side displays. To use it, you just set the food on the scale, type in the code on the touch pad and check the results. In case you’re weighing food inside a container, you can use the “Zero” function to eliminate the container weight from the equation for more accurate numbers. Plus, you can save totals for daily and weekly consumption (makes for a handy reference at the end of the week).
Priced at $59.99, Perfect Portions sound like an extremely useful tool for anyone needing to watch what they eat carefully. Each purchase comes with a five-year limited warranty.