The wonderful people at OXO were kind enough to send me a complimentary food scale to try out, and I can already tell you that I love it. Compared to my old scale (a rickety, plastic thing that did the job, but was difficult to read), this new electronic one is a breeze. The display is large and very readable, and the best part of all — it detaches from the scale. Yes, the display actually can pull out from the scale, which means that if you’re weighing large things (big bowls, boxes), you don’t have to pull that annoying move where you crouch down and peer under the object. You know what I’m talking about. Next thing you know, you’re all “Is that a 1 or a 7?” Well, with a pull-out display, the numbers are in the open and easy to decipher. Huzzah!
Now, as useful as this scale can be in the kitchen, it’s perhaps even more useful when it comes to mailing things. I recently sent off a box to my brother, and the food scale allowed me to weigh it here at home, which in turn meant I could print out the postage online, and skip the entire post office in general (a.k.a. twenty minutes of waiting in line behind a surly woman named Anushka who most certainly would haggle about postage for sending candelabras to the Ukraine). For that alone, I am grateful.
Okay, now here’s the fun part. You can win a food scale of your own from OXO! Details after the jump…The rules are simple. If you want to win the OXO Good Grips 5-pound Food Scale with Pull-Out Display (a $30 value), just guess the weight of this box of empty beer cans:
But beware! This box is not filled to capacity!
The closest guess without going over (Price is Right rules) wins. Remember that you are guessing the weight of the box AND its contents, not just the box itself. Please note when making your guess that the scale measures in 1/8-ounce (or 1 gram) increments. Therefore, if you submit “3.9375 oz.,” your guess will not be considered!
Feel free to answer in fractions (unless you’re using grams), but if you feel the need to use decimals, here is a conversion chart for you:
1/8 = .125
2/8 = .25
3/8 = .375
4/8 = .5
5/8 = .625
6/8 = .75
7/8 = .875
Good luck! You have until noon Friday PST! One guess per person, and only open to U.S. residents.
Oh, and it should be noted that while OXO is providing the prize, they did not conceive nor have any say in the contest or the winner.