I have been wanting a kitchen scale for awhile now. It’s one of those things that I knew would be helpful, but I just didn’t know what kind to get or what types of things were important when looking for one.
So when I was asked to do a review on the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale, I was really grateful! This would be a great opportunity to see what is important when shopping for one and I’m really excited to share what I’ve learned with you.
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of following directions. So when the scale arrived, I pretty much just opened the box, put in the batteries and started pressing buttons to try and figure it out. Sometimes, this method ends up with confusion and frustration, but this time it worked out really great because this scale is so easy to use! I am in love with not only its clean look, but its flawless simplicity.
One of the first things that made me really happy was the fact that it actually came with batteries. It’s always very frustrating when you buy something and are really excited to use it, but when you open it, it requires batteries and they didn’t provide any! But this beautiful scale did. So far, so good. I also love that they are regular AAA batteries and not some fancy product-specific batteries because those are a definite pain to replace.
Basically, you put in the batteries and press the power button. The scale will then countdown from three, and then you are ready to start weighing your ingredients! It can weigh in grams, ounces, kilograms, or pounds – that’s what the other button is for, choosing your measurement unit. How simple is that? Two buttons and you’re all set. Plus, it can weigh up to 15 pounds! That’s 4 pounds more than their last model, the Precision Pro.
You can use the power button for the “tare feature” in order to zero-out the scale, too. This is a great feature in case your ingredients need to be contained in a bowl or on a plate and you want to subtract the weight of the container. For instance, if you want to measure a couple pounds of vegetables for a casserole, simply place the container on the scale, press the power button to zero it out, add your vegetables, and it will give you the weight of just the vegetables and not the container. No adding or subtracting necessary!
For measuring butter, or other ingredients, I just like to put it on parchment paper and put it right on the scale since the weight of the parchment paper isn’t going to really effect the weight of something heavier like butter, but you could always zero-out the parchment paper if you really wanted to!
Or, you could just put the butter right on it if you didn’t have any parchment paper. Since this scale has a durable stainless steel top, it is super easy to clean. Plus, with such few buttons or gadgets, you don’t have to worry about breaking anything or trying to scrub between things. It’s wonderful for those of us who tend to get a little messy when we bake (which I’m sure isn’t you, of course).
Now let’s talk about the look of this thing. The clean stainless steel platform makes me feel like it is alright to leave out on the counter. I love the simple style of the EatSmart Precision Elite Kitchen Scale and have no problem keeping it out for everyone to see.
It’s also really easy to read since they’ve added a new backlight LCD screen and that’s a huge plus for me since I have such horrible eyesight. And for those of us who are forgetful and get distracted (or, maybe just busy), it will automatically turn off after three minutes so you don’t have to worry about draining the battery. I like it!
Did you know you can use a kitchen scale for counting calories? Watch my video for more details!
The EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale can be purchased on Amazon, on sale for only $39.95.