Joseph Joseph SwitchScale 2-in-1 digital scale review.
Joseph Joseph and me.
I’ve been a fan of Joseph Joseph products for years. I always end up making a beeline for the Joseph Joseph section whenever I’m in John Lewis. They seem to have thought of everything when it comes to kitchen accessories and storage solutions and I love the colour schemes, especially the lime green.
When we decided to extend our house and fit a new kitchen, Mr T, being well aware of my love of Joseph Joseph, started buying me their products for my birthday and Christmas. He earned a massive gold star! Even the boxes look fab…In fact, I kept the boxes for ages until Emily needed them for a school project and I begrudgingly handed them over to her. Is it weird that I want to keep product boxes? Moving swiftly on…
By the time my new kitchen was installed, I had a Joseph Joseph chopping board set, the folding recipe book stand, the extendible pan trivet, the 9-piece nesting bowl set, the plastic storage containers that stack inside each other like Russian dolls. The only problem with my lovely stash? They were almost too nice to use. I had to force myself to use one of the chopping boards for the first time! I’m not even joking! It must be ‘in the genes’ because my sister is exactly the same.
When Joseph Joseph asked if I’d like to review some of their kitchen products, I was delighted, (I think I may have squealed). Within minutes, I was hungrily browsing their website looking for products to review. After feasting my eyes on lots of lovely items, the SwitchScale 2-in-1 digital scale caught my attention.
Joseph Joseph SwitchScale 2-in-1 digital scale.
I’d been looking to upgrade our digital scale as the old one was only a stop-gap until we redecorated, being fairly basic and not particularly stylish.
Plus, I wanted something compact because although I love the colourful, retro-style scales that are all the rage at the moment, I prefer to keep my kitchen worktops clear and store my scales in a cupboard instead.
Let me introduce the Joseph Joseph SwitchScale 2-in-1 digital scale.
This innovative digital scale has a reversible lid, offering two types of scale in one compact design. You can use it as a platform scale and place items directly onto it or use your own bowls, (lid down). Alternatively, you can use it as a bowl scale (flip the lid up), making it compact and easy to store.
PLEASE NOTE: The digital display is bright and clear, it’s just my camera work that makes it look difficult to read!
I’ve been putting the SwitchScale through its paces for a few weeks now and here’s what I like:
- The reversible lid makes it easy to store.
- The grey and polished chrome finish.
- Non-slip silicone bowl and feet.
- Easy-to-read backlit display with touch sensitive controls.
- Auto power-off feature helps to preserve battery life.
- Add and weigh function – you can measure multiple ingredients in the same bowl.
- You can weigh both dry foods and liquids in metric and imperial (g/lb/oz/fl.oz/ml)
- It has a maximum capacity of 5kg/176.4 fl.oz/11lb/5000ml. This means I can weigh pretty hefty parcels as well as cooking ingredients.
- The platform lid is great for fast-weighing of items.
- You can weigh items such as postage parcels because you can easily rest them on top of the platform.
- The bowl scale option is perfect for weighing loose ingredients and it’s oval shape makes it easy to pour the ingredients afterwards.
- The internal mechanism comes with a 2-year guarantee.
The bowl isn’t dishwasher safe and needs to be hand washed. This isn’t a big issue, but one to bear in mind. Also, I would have preferred a brushed, rather than polished, metal bowl. Why? Simply because it made it practically impossible to take photographs without my camera-toting image appearing on them!
The SwitchScale is powered by 3 x AAA batteries (included).
Wipe scale clean with a damp cloth. Hand wash bowl.
I’m impressed with the Joseph Joseph SwitchScale. It looks great in my kitchen. The innovative design works too: it’s not a case of ‘style over substance’. It’s easy to use and it handled all of the weighing tasks I set it, including weighing one of my eBay parcels so I could calculate postage.
The SwitchScale retails at £50, which may seem pricey for some. However, if you like the Joseph Joseph brand and want something versatile, durable and stylish in your kitchen that’s easy to store, I think it’s a worthwhile investment.
You can find out more about the Joseph Joseph SwitchScale HERE.
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The SwitchScale was gifted as part of this review. The words and opinions, as always, are my own honest assessment.