There are many items that we take for granted until we realize we need them and they are not available. Working batteries, white sheets and pens are all examples of things that fall into this category (and they are punctually missing at my home, but only when needed).
Of course, these are simple to acquire and store, but you may not always need them. So an electronic kitchen scale designed to be off-grid made my ears prick up.
Analogue or digital, the scale in the kitchen is a lot of stuff
Kitchen scales come in a variety of shapes, with more modern analog and digital versions. Almost all of them use the same rectangular or circular plates, occupying a precious shelf area. The digital scale, as you know, requires energy to work: and usually runs on batteries.
Kitchen Ecostyle di CASO change the rules of the game. This unusual-looking scale is disguised as a small clock, making it difficult even to recognize. Yes sir, I'm willing to bet that not everyone would recognize it as a Libra. It has an unusual design and resembles a huge rectangular compass or protractor with one leg extending to the side. This leaves an empty area where you can safely place a bowl (even a large one) to measure food.
Move that leg!
However, the purpose of moving that leg of the scale is also to create the kinetic energy needed to make it work. I adore! This is all we should expect from “healthy” technology: to use it for what is needed, for what is strictly necessary, possibly without polluting anything. With this scale, you no longer worry about buying batteries or disposing of them. You simply produce a little bit of energy at the moment and use it on the spot while cooking.
Come on, it's too Zen, beautiful.
If I seem too excited for such a simple thing, you are right, it is. And if you consider that (as with ALL gadgets reviewed by this site) no company is involved, no company pays for these reviews, no company sends product samples, so you understand that I mean it.
Oh my God, the shape as mentioned is a little strange. It may take some getting used to, but the benefits outweigh this short "learning curve".
Also because this "disadvantage" is actually an advantage: the unique shape of this scale takes up less space than most other kitchen scales while providing the power needed to use it. It is also made of steel, but what more do you want?