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Review: The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale (and a giveaway!)

Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale

If you’ve ever taken a macaron-making class with me, you’ll have heard me going on about how much I love my digital kitchen scale. Honestly, it’s changed the way I cook and bake – rare is a day in my kitchen when I don’t use my scale. Especially for making macarons, precise weight is very important. I have a very old scale feeling a little like it’s on its last legs (its reaction time when you press the buttons is a little delayed) so when the folks at Eat Smart Products asked me if I would like to try the Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale, I jumped at the opportunity.

Some of its features include:
1.    Compact Design and Easy Two-Button Operation
2.    Tare Feature; Subtract the weight of any plate or container
3.    4 Measurement Modes: Grams / Ounces / Kilograms / Pounds
4.    Max Weight: 11 pounds / 5 kilograms
5.    Graduation: .05 oz / 1 gram
6.    3 minute Auto-Turnoff
7.    Includes 2 AAA batteries

I’ll say right now that I love the fact that it takes “regular” batteries. I’ve been in the position of being mid-recipe when I realise the battery on my old scale was dying – not the best position to be in, especially when it takes those little watch batteries which I never have on hand around the house. The AAA batteries are a great idea – you can get some very long lasting ones these days too.

It’s definitely compact and has an “all in one” sort of design which is easy to clean (my old scale has a glass tray that is always dirty!). My only complaint, if you could call it that would be its size and that that it feels kinda flimsy. It’s VERY light compared to my other, sturdier-feeling scale and the footprint is slightly small for larger pans and bowls.

For those of you counting calories after the holidays, the scale comes with a “Calorie Factor Booklet” which helps you calculate the calories in a wide range of foods based on their weight (you weigh your food and then multiply by the number in the booklet listed next to that food and voilà, you have the calorie value of that food).  They also include instructions for how to calculate the calories of different sized portions of packaged foods using the nutrition information on the package and the scale. Useful for portion and calorie control, for sure.

Overall I was impressed with the scale, just wish its footprint was a little larger so I really could measure using all my pots, pans and bowls.

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The good news today is that the kind folks at Eat Smart have given me another Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale to giveaway to one lucky reader in the US/ Canada (sorry international friends!).

EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. CapacityEatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity

Eat Smart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale Giveaway

Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me the first thing you would weigh using your new scale.

For a bonus entry:

2. Tweet I entered to win Precision Pro Kitchen Scale from @EatSmartScales and @eatlivtravwrite ! Details here http://bit.ly/V6nb9z then come back to leave me a separate comment letting me know you did.

Contest closes 6pm EST on Monday, January 21st, 2013.   The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on the blog on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013.

Good luck!

Disclosure: I was given one (1) Eat Smart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale for review purposes.  I was not compensated for writing a review, all opinions are 100% my own. In addition, Eat Smart are providing one (1) scale as a prize for a US/Canadian resident for a giveaway.

Edited to add on January 21st 2013: Thanks for your entries – a winner has been chosen and will be announced in tomorrow’s post.

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83 Responses to Review: The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale (and a giveaway!)

  1. Cindy January 14, 2013 at 07:03 #

    The very first thing I would weigh would be my meat portion for my main meal of the day, since after all those amazing Christmas goodies I need to start loosing a few.pounds.

    • Mr. Neil January 14, 2013 at 07:53 #

      Oh dear, is Mardi starts doing that – I’m sunk!

  2. Cindy January 14, 2013 at 07:04 #

    From my NorthofWiarton Twiiter Account, I just tweeted: I entered to win Precision Pro Kitchen Scale from @EatSmartScales and @eatlivtravwrite ! Details here http://bit.ly/V6nb9z

  3. sami January 14, 2013 at 07:45 #

    I would measure dinner portions before freezing them.

  4. Stephanie January 14, 2013 at 07:49 #

    For baking… flour, sugar, chocolate chips, etc… also for making stock or even hamburgers. There are many uses I can think of!

  5. Mr. Neil January 14, 2013 at 07:56 #

    For the record, it was Mr. Neil who purchased our trusty digital kitchen scale. Behind every cook… ;-)

    My wine pairing for the digital scale testing was a Jackson Triggs Chardonnay from British Columbia. Thought the creamy mouthfeel would go well with the mindset of all those eggs Mardi was whipping up.

    Alas, while pleasant enough I found it just a bit too oaky, giving it a bit of that California treacly Chardonnay feel we know all too well. If you like that style well-enough structured, but for me I would not really recommend.

  6. idiosyncratic eye January 14, 2013 at 08:00 #

    I wish my scales took ‘normal’ batteries too! If you use a small board on top of your scales then you’ll be able to increase the footprint to hold bigger objects whilst still being able to read the weight. (We use ours regularly for postage!) :)

  7. Bons January 14, 2013 at 10:52 #

    I’d love to be able to weigh my dinner portions. The first thing I’m going to weigh is my dinner.

  8. Bons January 14, 2013 at 10:53 #

    Thanks for the giveaway. I just tweeted for a bonus entry!

  9. Natasha O January 14, 2013 at 11:29 #

    What a nice scale! I would weigh everything – all my meals! I watched my aunt do it while visiting her over the summer, it was inspiring!

  10. Shelly January 14, 2013 at 11:42 #

    I have to admit that I weigh pretty much everything I eat, but I only have a cheap little scale. I’d probably weigh chicken first.

  11. Shelly January 14, 2013 at 11:43 #

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Dinky_Diner/status/290861623269277696

  12. Adrian January 14, 2013 at 12:13 #

    Ah, this scale looks fantastic. We bake a ton in our house, so this would be great. Flour, sugar, chocolate, that type of thing. *Fingers Crossed*

    Entered on Twitter too — https://twitter.com/FoodGays/status/290868626049867776

  13. Colleen C January 14, 2013 at 12:22 #

    I would be weighing flour to make madeleines. My recipe is based on weight. It’s old and european and so yummy!

  14. Stacey Fowler January 14, 2013 at 12:41 #

    Chocolate! Have part of a broken bar I want to use in a recipe but no clue how many ounces it is.

  15. Brenda Penton January 14, 2013 at 12:43 #

    I would weigh chicken breast to see if I am eating too much or not enough.

  16. Brenda Penton January 14, 2013 at 12:44 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/newfiechic/status/290876933565194240

  17. Bridget January 14, 2013 at 12:44 #

    Chicken!

  18. Christina Sunday January 14, 2013 at 12:49 #

    I would weigh meat portions , flour anything that i needed to weigh !

  19. TheJmoney January 14, 2013 at 12:49 #

    The first thing I’d weigh is a portion of pasta. I always struggle with getting the right amount to count out the nutrition involved.

  20. Christina Sunday January 14, 2013 at 12:50 #

    https://twitter.com/Autismmamma2005

  21. Elaina B January 14, 2013 at 12:59 #

    The first thing I’d weigh is my dinner portions! Then I’d love to try some recipes that go by weight rather than cup measurements.

  22. Areta January 14, 2013 at 13:05 #

    I would weigh meat that I use in my cooking!

  23. Areta January 14, 2013 at 13:05 #

    Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/awabia/status/290881832902328320

  24. Libbi January 14, 2013 at 13:07 #

    I would weight me some meat! I always have the hardest time with portion controlling meat :)

  25. Sally Cortez January 14, 2013 at 13:25 #

    I would weight a lot of my meals for weight loss this year. It would make things so much easier. Like chicken, fish and veggies.

  26. Arjun Rudra January 14, 2013 at 13:28 #

    The first thing I’d weigh is amount of vegetables i eat.

  27. Kimberley B January 14, 2013 at 13:29 #

    I would be weighing just about everything! I am working hard at being more conscious of the amount of food I am eating and trying to stick to a plan that requires the food be weighed. It might be helpful to have a food scale as weighing yourself and then following up weighing again holding the food is not very efficient!!!

  28. Sally Cortez January 14, 2013 at 13:30 #

    https://twitter.com/calliemehome/status/290888326645415936

    :) :) :) email:calliemehome(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. Sara P. January 14, 2013 at 13:39 #

    I would start weighing all ingredients for baking!

  30. Kirsten H. January 14, 2013 at 14:22 #

    Everything! I’d like to start paying attention to amounts of food that I eat.

  31. Robin O January 14, 2013 at 14:23 #

    I would first measure my cereal, so I could gauge accurate portion sizes each morning!!

  32. Robin O January 14, 2013 at 14:31 #

    @rkosully
    I tweeted!!
    https://twitter.com/rkosully/status/290903879430844416

    Thank you!!

  33. Veronica Sandberg January 14, 2013 at 14:35 #

    weigh my food do I don;t have to weigh me

  34. Veronica Sandberg January 14, 2013 at 14:39 #

    I tweeted

  35. Susan L January 14, 2013 at 14:50 #

    I would weigh some chicken so I could portion it into 1/2 lb. freezer bags.

  36. Susan L January 14, 2013 at 14:51 #

    Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/SusanL84/status/290908628175683584

  37. Deanna H January 14, 2013 at 15:10 #

    I would weight meat portions to figure out the correct WW points!

  38. alisa c January 14, 2013 at 15:43 #

    I would weigh the Hors D’oovers Horse Snacks that I make so that every package would weigh the exact same. It would even same me time counting each horse treat ;)

  39. Jennifer B. January 14, 2013 at 15:45 #

    I would weigh my vegetable portions.

  40. Jennifer B. January 14, 2013 at 15:46 #

    https://twitter.com/fangirljen/status/290922781573525504

  41. Lacey January 14, 2013 at 16:12 #

    Why, I would weigh macaron ingredients, of course! I have just gotten the macaron bug, which has led me to your blog :)

    I do currently have a different digital scale, and I find that sometimes it turns off while I’m in the middle of weighing things (especially when I’m trying to get the amounts of my egg whites just right), and when I turn it back on it tares to zero. Very annoying when I’ve already tared out the weight of the bowl, and I don’t know how much the bowl weighs, so I can’t just start at zero and put bowl + ingredients back on the scale… frustrating. Have you noticed if this scale does something similar?

  42. melodie1974 January 14, 2013 at 16:25 #

    I would weigh all kind of dry ingredients! I bought different cookbooks while I lived in England and they all use grams. It drives me nuts to try to make conversions :-)

  43. melodie1974 January 14, 2013 at 16:26 #

    I also tweeted about the contest !

  44. Jeannie January 14, 2013 at 17:55 #

    The first thing I would weight would definitely be some flour for baking.

  45. Jeannie January 14, 2013 at 17:56 #

    I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/nomnombearinyvr/status/290955495362138113

  46. Kelly D January 14, 2013 at 18:51 #

    I would weigh pasta, so I could figure out my serving. Thanks!

  47. Kelly D January 14, 2013 at 18:52 #

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/290969568862679040?p=p

  48. JC Marc January 14, 2013 at 19:49 #

    The first thing I would weigh would be my proteins for my portion control.

  49. Elizabeth Matthiesen January 14, 2013 at 21:08 #

    I’d weigh my meat etc that I am packaging up to freeze.

  50. Elizabeth Matthiesen January 14, 2013 at 21:10 #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/elizamatt51/status/291004256637558784

  51. Elena Jones January 14, 2013 at 21:49 #

    I have never measured anything I have eaten before but would like to start now. I think it will help me lose that extra baby weight. I would probably start with my dinner.

  52. Tintin January 15, 2013 at 00:47 #

    I’d weight my dessert to ensure I don’t overeat them just because they’re yummy!

  53. Tintin January 15, 2013 at 00:48 #

    I tweeted about this great contest!

  54. Meghan Finley January 15, 2013 at 03:16 #

    flour because metric measurements befuddle me

  55. Meghan Finley January 15, 2013 at 03:17 #

    https://twitter.com/immortalb4/status/291096652297670656

  56. Kary January 15, 2013 at 13:06 #

    I’ve been trying to perfect the perfect French baguette.

  57. Monty January 15, 2013 at 15:58 #

    Would use scale to weigh out ingredients for bread.

  58. Andrew January 16, 2013 at 01:10 #

    I have European cookbooks that use weight as a measurement instead of cups like in North America. So the first thing I would do is actually put those recipes to the test with the scale (rather than just reading it like literature :)).

  59. Holly P. January 16, 2013 at 02:18 #

    The first thing I would weigh is my turkey for lunch :)

  60. Karen D January 16, 2013 at 08:31 #

    Ingredients for a pound cake!

  61. Karen D January 16, 2013 at 08:35 #

    Tweeted at https://twitter.com/KDFF/status/291539068846764032

  62. Sarah L January 16, 2013 at 11:04 #

    I would weigh flour for homemade bread.

  63. Yvonne T. January 16, 2013 at 12:14 #

    I would start weighing meats on the scale so that I know what 4 oz. of chicken/pork/beef looks like!

  64. Yvonne T. January 16, 2013 at 12:18 #

    I tweeted with my @th3hungrycat Twitter handle :)

  65. Kimberley January 16, 2013 at 12:18 #

    I love a scale to weigh flour, but especially butter. saves on the old displacement method and is so clean to do. I also love a scale that allows you to bring it back to zero so you can weigh in any container.

  66. Kimberley January 16, 2013 at 12:20 #

    tweeted! Thanks for the opportunity!

  67. Amina January 16, 2013 at 14:15 #

    The first thing I make if I win the digital scale are vanilla macarons

  68. Amina January 16, 2013 at 14:18 #

    The first thing I would weigh are egg whites in order to make vanilla macarons

  69. TK January 16, 2013 at 14:50 #

    I would weigh baking ingredients for a pie!

  70. Lisa KH January 16, 2013 at 17:38 #

    The first thing I would weigh is the roast I have in my freezer for defrosting.

  71. Lisa KH January 16, 2013 at 17:40 #

    I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/LisaJLKHansen/status/291676121727131648

  72. Emily January 17, 2013 at 00:42 #

    A cup of flour, so I could learn more about baking proportions! Thanks for the giveaway.

  73. Paula V January 17, 2013 at 09:18 #

    Oh my word, how I would love this. I would weigh meat, a piece of chicken…just exactly how much is 4oz of chicken. :-)

  74. Paula V January 17, 2013 at 09:18 #

    I tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/pvarble1/status/291912307116756993

  75. Susan C January 17, 2013 at 20:37 #

    I had one of these, but my niece wanted it so now she has one and I don’t. I would weigh meat, fish, chicken – I can’t tell by looking what anything weighs – just don’t have that talent. :)

  76. Catherine January 20, 2013 at 19:35 #

    Flour. I wonder how it would improve baking bread and cookies

  77. Elis B. January 21, 2013 at 01:19 #

    I liked to measure food that I cook for dinner.

  78. Elis B. January 21, 2013 at 01:20 #

    https://twitter.com/bfooduf/status/293241543903551488

  79. Lillian Leung January 21, 2013 at 09:55 #

    The first thing I would weigh would be the almond meal for my macarons!

  80. Mei January 21, 2013 at 18:02 #

    Like to weigh and measure my dinner meals.

  81. Mei January 21, 2013 at 18:02 #

    I have tweeted about this giveaway! https://twitter.com/wondergirl1217/status/293493541135585281