Having a little food scale in your kitchen is critically important for anyone who wants to eat healthily. It helps ensure you are using proper portion sizes and can plan for the foods you are eating. This EatSmart scale does the job nicely!
First, this unit is nice and small. It blends in with your countertop and does not take up much space! That is always important in a kitchen.
Next, it works wonderfully! On the left is an on/off button that also does a TARE function. That is, if you put an empty bowl on the scale, you can "re-zero" the scale so that the bowl does not count. You can then add items into the bowl and see how much they weigh.
The button on the right is actually the "unit" button. This switches easily between grams, kilograms, ounces and pounds. No matter what system you prefer to use, it is at your fingertips.
The scale can hold up to 11 pounds / 5 kg which is more than enough for all of the things I've been doing. With the TARE button it is great. You put on your mixing bowl. Hit TARE. Add in ingredient one, see its weight. Hit TARE again to reset it to zero at this new starting point. Add in ingredient two, see its weight. You get precise information about every step of what you're doing.
The system takes two AAA batteries - so normal, every day batteries, not some sort of odd battery. Not only that, but they are included! I love when you get an electronic device and you can use it instantly without hunting down batteries. Kudos to them for that little bonus.
Plus, the scale is nicely inexpensive.
Yes, the scale doesn't have the 800 buttons of some other units, but that's a good thing in my book. A lot of the time you just need something small and simple on your countertop to plunk something on, hit ONE button, get your measurement and get on with your life. This scale fits the bill perfectly.
UPDATE: I have now owned this scale for four years and still adore it. It's a workhorse. I have even loaded up a YouTube video of how it works.
YouTube Review of EatSmart Precision Pro Kitchen Scale
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