Gadgets 210

Published on November 2nd, 2008 | by Greg


Eco-Kitchen: i5000H Eco Plastic

It's tough to be witty when it comes to talking about a kitchen scale. So far, we've had to do more explaining as to why one would need or want such an item in their kitchen than anything else. For the sake of clarity, a nice digital scale will do wonders if you enjoy baking. Measuring cups and spoons are not terribly accurate, and baking works best with accuracy. A digital scale will provide you with a way to have foolproof measurements every time you bake.

This particular scale is pretty cool, because it's made out of hemp plastic. Over the past few weeks we've done a fair amount of research on biodegradable plastics, and we're quickly arriving at the conclusion that they're great and an underutilized resource.

Our test kitchens are small, and multi-purpose, which means that the equipment we have around must also be reasonably sized and multi-functional. The Old Will Knott Scales.

About the Author

Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Appleā€™s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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