EatSmart make three popular digital kitchen scales – the Precision Pro, the Precision Elite and their Nutritional Scale.
Let’s start with the Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale .
This is an accurate but lightweight scale that can measure food as small as one gram and as much as eleven pounds. You can either place the food directly on the scale, as in the picture left, or put the food in a bowl and use the tare function to subtract the weight of the bowl. It can handle measurements in both metric (grams and kilos) and American weights (ounces and pounds), and allows you to switch or convert between them.
The lightweight plastic scale with it’s simple clean design makes it easy to store and easy to keep clean (you just need to wipe it down after use). The digits on the LED display are nice and large, so you don’t have to squint to see the weights. All weights are displayed in decimals (so have a calculator handy if your recipe book uses old-fashioned fractions).
The main plus point of this scale is that it uses standard AAA batteries (two batteries are included). Anyone who has operated a digital kitchen will know what a nuisance it is trying to get replacement lithium batteries. You don’t have to worry about that with the eatsmart scale. It switches off automatically after three minutes of non use, to save battery power. It sits securely on your kitchen table top (thanks to the small rubber feet underneath the scale). You also get a free calorie counter booklet to help you understand what is in the food you are weighing.
It comes in several different colors. Amazon are selling this with free shipping:
The EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is a little more upmarket. Made of stainless steel instead of plastic, it has a 15 pound capacity (and can weigh items as small as 1 gram). If you need the bigger capacity, this is a better scale than the Precision Pro (which is shown above).
Because it is bigger, it requires four AAA batteries (included), and comes with a tare function and 3 minute auto shut-off function to save battery life. Get this scale if you need a bigger capacity, want something sturdier and more solid (as it is stainless steel).
The EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale is more expensive than the Precision Pro and the Precision Elite, because it does more than just weigh your food.
You can not only weigh food (in both grams and ounces up to eleven pounds), but it has a nutritional function: for every food item you weigh, it calculates the amount of carbohydrates, calories, cholesterol, calcium, fiber, protein, sodium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, total Fat and saturated Fat.
If for example you are watching the amount of sodium you take in (perhaps you suffer from heart problems), then the eatsmart nutritional scale helps you work out what is in your ingredients before you cook your meal. If you suffer from Diabetes or other ailments and need to adhere to a strict diet, this scale will also help you, indeed it helps anyone who is interested in working out what is in their meal before they cook it, including those trying to lose weight. All you need to do is put the food on the scale, and then punch in the code for what it is (say potatoes, or flour), and it analyses it for you. The scale has a memory function too, and saves up to 99 items, so you can track your consumption daily or weekly.
It runs on four AAA batteries (included), and comes with a two year warranty. Amazon are selling this with free shipping.
Some background: Eatsmart were founded in 2005 and specialize in health tools for those trying to lose weight – digital kitchen, nutritional and bathroom scales to help people monitor what they eat and their progress as they lose weight.
Eatsmart digital kitchen scales