The Handy Salt Meter in use
The device has a copper sensor at one end that the user lowers into a hot, liquid item
Salt concentrations running from 0.3 to 2.0 percent can be displayed
The device is powered by four 1.5-volt LR44 batteries
The meter can’t be used on solid or cold foods
Thanko's Handy Salt Meter, ready for salt-measuring action
Although many people are trying not to consume too much sodium, it can often be difficult to gauge just how much salt (aka sodium chloride) is in that restaurant entree or pre-packaged meal that you’re eating. There’s now a portable gadget that will tell you, though – it’s Thanko’s Handy Salt Meter.
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