Fig and Pickle battery free scales review! *Ad*

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Battery free scales

I am a porridge for breakfast kind of woman. Every morning I weigh out my oats to make sure that I don’t waste food. My weighing scales have been annoying me for some time because the bit that you take off to change the batteries had mysteriously gone missing.

I’m not sure which kid to blame, or whether it was my fault :). So, it was a bit hit and miss if the scales would work as the battery wasn’t held in properly.

Imagine my delight when Fig and Pickle asked if I would like to try their battery free scales*! I wouldn’t have to worry about the bit covering the battery going missing ever again, because there wasn’t one! I loved the idea of it before I even saw the scales.

When they arrived there was a plastic bag over the scales, but otherwise it was packaged in cardboard. They looked really nice and stylish in white. All you have to do to charge them up for 3 minutes is turn a knob once! I did a test on mine and they actually lasted slightly longer than 3 minutes after a twist.  I have been using them for a few weeks now and they work really well.  You can zero the weight by pressing tare and there is a button underneath the scales which allows you to choose from a variety of weight options like grams and ounces and so on.

My only slight criticism is they are a bit slow to catch up with what you are doing. I find that once I have poured in an ingredient, it takes a few moments to show the weight. You can get round this though, by just pouring slowly.

They also sent me some hand held battery free luggage scales* which you shake to charge up. I tested them out on some bags and they worked well. They will be useful when we have students to weigh their bags before return home.

I have really enjoyed using their products and like the ethos behind the company. I would definitely recommend them. Take a look at their website here to find out more about their story and read their blog.