This meter is designed to measure the salt content in semi-solid food products, such as meat, cold cuts, cheese, salads and much more.
To achieve this, the electrical conductivity is measured, since it is dependent on salt content. With this method, it is important that the sample being measured has some water content. The SSX-210 cannot measure pure oil, as it does not contain water or pure fat, because it is an electrical insulator unlike water. Also, vinegar and acids will affect the salt measurement by increasing electrical conductivity.
Every dish or type of food has a specific salt content to ensure proper taste and since the taste of each dish is different the user must prepare their own salt content table for this meter. If, for example, it is determined that the optimal seasoning of cured ham yields a relative value of 86, all further hams can be cured and seasoned until this value is reached.
The value shown with this meter is only a relative reading, as the salt content varies with ingredients and recipes. Once the optimal seasoning has been determined by taste and consistency a measurement can be taken and used as a reference point.
- Handy and robust with easy operation
- Measurements help to create consistent taste
- Automatic shut-off
- ABS plastic housing with an IP54 protection rating
- Two conductor probe with gold plated electrodes
- Supplied with a soft carrying case
- Range: 0 to 100
- Accuracy: ±1 digit
- Resolution: 1 digit
- Operating Temperature: 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
- Power: CR2477 3V Lithium
- Dimensions: 100 x 46 x 25 mm
- Weight: 200 g
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Excellent product. Sturdy. Simple to use.
I have purchased 4 of these so far. We use it, to test the salt parameters on fresh cheese. Very usefull. Just turn on and use. Calibrate from time to time. It has a propietary salt scale. This means 0 is no salt and 100 is achived using a saturated salt - water solution. We use it every day.
First: You define your own parameters ( based on the final product) . Example: I want to have a salt indicator number, on the final product , between 50 and 60. Then you just meassure to make sure you are between your self defined range.
If you need a salt %, it wont be usefull. You will need another method, that will be very, very hard to implement and won`t be fast .
But if you want to get fast and reliable results, day after day, this is the one to buy. But you will have a scale that indicates, but gives you not the salt expressed as a %.
On the other review they state they wanted it for butter. He should have read the instructions first. It gives wrong numbers, if the product to be meassured has a high fat content. The device CAN be calibrated by the user. 2 ppint calibration: meaning = no salt and 100 a saturated salt- water solution.
Customer service is also 5 stars, via QA Supplies.
Disclaimer: I own these products and am not related to QA Supplies or to the producer. I have not been given any gift to review this product. At the plant, we can`t be one day, without one of these salt meters.
Not quite sure how it works
"I have tried to use this instrument to measure salt in cheese and butter, but don't have the faintest clue of when you are supposed to take a reading (it varies widely as you insert into the sample) and what the reading you get actually means. The manual is not very detailed regarding these two issues. I did manage to do the so called calibration, although the device itself can't be calibrated by the user.
I have contacted the manufacturer last week regarding these two issues and haven't gotten a response yet."