If you are in the market for a kitchen scale, I have just the thing for you. And, if you scroll on down and enter the giveaway, you might just win one. I am going to be honest here, when EatSmart asked me to review their Precision Pro Digital Scale, I thought sure, I use a kitchen scale all the time for baking, but I really wasn’t expecting it to be very different from the scale I already had. And, right out of the box, it didn’t look that different either. I did notice right away that the area where the display is located was more elongated than mine, and that the display was larger, but really didn’t think anything about it except that it was a little different than most scales I had seen. But, I was just looking at the scale. I wasn’t actually weighing anything. Then I weighed some things and the difference was immediate. This scale is so much easier to read than the one I had been using. The elongated display area allows the numbers to be visible even when weighing something on a small plate. And, the numbers were much larger and easier to read. In fact, I like the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Scale so much more than the one I was using that I have put the old scale away and have just been using the EatSmart.
Now you may be asking yourself, “Why do I really need a kitchen scale?” Now, I know some of you out there just wouldn’t use a kitchen scale, but I use mine all the time, so I guess they asked the right person for a review. There are many reasons to use a kitchen scale. One of the most common reasons for using one is portion control. Many people go over the suggested serving size when eating and weighing your food is the perfect way to control this. The scale even comes with a book of calorie factors to help you with this.
Another reason you might use a kitchen scale is that it is much easier to get the precise amounts often needed in baking. This is where I use mine the most. If you want you baked goods to turn out exactly the same every time, weighing is essential. Weighing your ingredients can make the difference in a moist or dry cake. And, for certain baked items like French macarons, weight can make a huge difference. For more information on weighing you ingredients, read my article at Foodie Friends Friday Daily Dish.
Below I have listed some features I like about the scale. If you are in the market for one, check this one out. And, with the holidays coming up, it would make a great gift for your favorite foodie. And, it only cost $25 at Amazon. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway sponsored by EatSmart below!
- Large, easy to press buttons
- Tare Button: This is a great feature that allows you to place a container on the scale and then set it back to zero to weigh in your food. You can zero it out many times to add subsequent ingredients to the same container.
- It uses AAA batteries. This may not seem like a feature, but try having a scale that uses an odd battery that you have to hunt down when runs down. Trust me, this is better.
- You can easily switch from ounces to grams, pounds, or kilograms just by pressing a button.
- It turns itself off automatically after 3 minutes of none use. This is short enough to save your batteries, but long enough for you to add ingredients to your container.
- It weighs up to 11 pounds.