What can you measure in PortionMate?
Fruits, vegetables, cereal, grains, meats, cheese, nuts, and seeds are some of the foods that you can measure in the PortionMate measuring cylinders. Please note that some diet plans, such as those for people with diabetes, will require the use of a food scale, tablespoon or a teaspoon along with the PortionMate measuring cylinders. Please check with your dietitian when planning your meals and snacks.
Can PortionMate be used as a visual guide to portion control?
Yes, PortionMate is a great visual guide to portion control. You may find PortionMate helpful in calculating your portion sizes when dining out.
What are the volumes of each PortionMate cylinder?
There are six PortionMate cylinders with measures from largest diameter to smallest diameter, 1 cup (Green), 3 ounces (Red), 3/4 cup (Yellow), 1/2 cup (Orange), 1/3 cup (Blue), and 1 ounce (Purple).
Does PortionMate require reading graduated lines?
No, PortionMate does not require reading graduated lines. Each PortionMate measuring cylinder has a specific color and a specific volume. You may refer to the food lists provided in this guide to determine which color cylinder to use to produce a perfectly sized portion of food for a specific food group.
Is PortionMate BPA (bisphenol-A) free?
Yes, PortionMate is BPA (bisphenol-A) free, and is constructed from food grade plastic.
Is PortionMate dishwasher safe?
Yes, PortionMate is top rack dishwasher safe. We recommend that you hand wash PortionMate in warm water with detergent, rinse, and dry, to extend the life of the product. Please store PortionMate in a clean, resealable plastic bag.
Can PortionMate be used in the microwave?
No, PortionMate is not microwave safe. Please keep PortionMate away from all sources of heat.