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Digital Kitchen Scale Review
In order to test the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale, we at Myfit.ca used the scale to weigh items such as dry spaghetti noodles, cream cheese, nuts, and liquids. We also looked at the practicality and convenience of the features of the scale and the size and weight of it.
This kitchen scale is a sleek small design for use in the home and we do not think it would be large enough for commercial use. The EatSmart scale comes in various color schemes: silver, black chrome, white chrome, white and KitchenAid red so it is easy to choose a scale that will suit the look of your kitchen. Two AAA batteries are required to run the scale and your first two batteries come included.
The EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale has a tare function, which corrects the measurement to deduct the weight of the container so that the scale only weighs the food you place in the dish and not the weight of the dish as well. This feature is really very convenient as many of the types of food you will likely want to weigh would need to be placed in or on a dish rather than directly on the scale (specifically liquids, butter, cream cheeses, spices, etc).
The scale allows you to weigh food using four different units of measurement: grams, kilograms, ounces and pounds. This is helpful when using recipes that call for various units of measurement. The EatSmart scale displays the weight in decimals enabling better accuracy, especially for small amounts. The maximum weight the scale will take is 11 pounds (5 kilograms) which we feel is ample for most family kitchens.
One of the foods we tested this scaled with was spaghetti noodles. On the box one serving of spaghetti noodles was listed as being 85 grams; but it’s impossible to know what that amount would look like so it was off to the scales. It was great to be able to portion out exactly one serving size using the food scale so as not to overeat.
The scale is very user-friendly, easy to clean and hardly takes up any space in the kitchen. It is a simple scale with only two buttons which makes it very simple to learn and easy to use. Because the scale is so small the weighing platform is also a bit undersized to weigh larger items and quantities of food.
To try to keep the scale compact the readout is quite close to the platform which causes the readout to be over-shadowed by larger plates and bowls. We found this only to be a minor nuisance as the convenience of a smaller scale was worth having to bend down occasionally to see the readout display.
- Tare function (automatic zero feature)
- Stainless steel platform, wipes clean
- Lightweight and small
Displays weight in decimals
- Four different units of measurement (grams, kilograms, ounces and pounds)
- 11 lbs / 5 kg weight capacity
- Overload indicator
- Automatic turn off after 3 minutes
- Two year warranty
- Small platform
- Readout can be over-shadowed by large plates and bowls