TasteStick helps you conquer your salt addiction

Seasoning is an essential part of good cookery — but too much salt can be bad for your health. This smart dispenser helps you strike a good balance.

  • What is the recommended daily intake of salt? Adults should avoid eating more than 6 grams / 0.3 ounces of salt each day. That’s about one teaspoon.
  • Why is too much salt bad for you? Table salt is primarily sodium, a substance that (in large amounts) can cause heart disease and kidney damage.
  • How do you control salt intake? The easiest way to control your intake is with TasteStick. This smart dispenser provides a healthy dose automatically.

Salt brings out intense flavor from even the most uninspiring ingredients. I’m looking at you, cabbage. But as with virtually anything you eat, sodium chloride — to use the scientific name — should be taken in moderation. Consume too much, and you can easily end up with one of several unpleasant health conditions.

If you tend to use more than the recommended teaspoon each day, you might want to try the TasteStick salt dispenser. This smart kitchen accessory dishes out the perfect amount of salt for taste and health.

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Precision salt

What is a smart salt dispenser?

With most salt shakers, the salt comes flying out at a random rate. This isn’t a problem for most of us — but it can be problematic if you’re trying to cut down on your salt intake.

A smart salt dispenser releases exactly the same amount of salt every time. This means you have total control over your seasoning. As a result, your health should benefit greatly in the long run.

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Better health

How much seasoning should I use on my food?

Seasoning should always be to taste. However, a good guideline is one quarter of a teaspoon for every pound of meat or vegetables.

TasteStick makes it easy to apply just the right amount of salt. The dispenser has a trigger that releases exactly 1/160th of a teaspoon of salt.

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One pinch at a time

Another advantage of using the TasteStick is that it dispenses just the right amount for optimum tastiness. The dispenser has an aperture that resembles a tiny shower head, which sprays out the salt evenly.

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Delicious food

Salt mountains

As an added bonus, TasteStick comes with 200 grams of beautiful salt from the Austrian Alps — enough for around 6,000 doses. This pure rock salt is packed with minerals, and devoid of unwanted additives.

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Handsome beast

When the mountain salt eventually runs out, you can use any fine-grain salt in your TasteStick. Refilling your dispenser is pretty straightforward, thanks to a cartridge-based system. The device is pretty easy to clean, too.

“TasteStick is an innovative, one-handed, trigger-operated salt dispenser that puts you in control over the amount dispensed and the spread area, so you get the perfect pinch of salt with each bite.”

“TasteStick helps manage your sodium intake, without compromising taste, by dispensing 30mg, or 1/160th of a teaspoon, of perfectly distributed salt with each use.” — TasteStick on Kickstarter

Things we like

There’s a lot to like, actually. You can use TasteStick to season your food to perfection with one hand, while improving your diet. And it’s probably the finest looking salt dispenser you’ll ever see.

Things to note

Let’s face it — $50 for a salt dispenser seems pretty steep. Even so, TasteStick will fly well with keen home cooks and folks with diet concerns.

Availability

– Kickstarter: Until July 3rd

– Pledge: $52 USD

– Delivery: January 2019

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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