Kitchen scales help make weighing recipe ingredients an exact science and I often rely upon one when preparing baked goods. I recently received the Precision Pro kitchen scale from EatSmart to review and found it a compelling, affordable contender.
I’m almost embarrassed to admit how I currently measure ingredients. Many many years ago I had an eBay business and purchased a Pelouze postal scale for weighing items. The scale slowly morphed into weighing items in the kitchen given its level of accuracy. I’ve continued to use it but have found it has limitations (since it wasn’t designed for how I was using it).
The EatSmart Precision Pro kitchen scale is intended for kitchen use and more specifically the scale can assist in calculating calories in the foods you eat. Simply weigh a portion of food, then use the accompanying booklet to calculate the amount of calories based on the item’s calorie factor.
Whether your goal is to bake bread or justify a handful of cashews, the Precision Pro kitchen scale offers a simple design and accurate measurement.
Precision Pro Key Features
- Weighs in grams, kilograms, ounces, or pounds
- Tare function allows ability to subtract weight of plate or container
- Weighs up to 11lbs (5kg)
- Measurements include two decimal points
- Accuracy within +/- 1 gram
- Operates on 2 AAA batteries (included)
Overall, the compact kitchen scale delivers solid results. I compared it side by side with my other scale and found that I preferred the Precision Pro in comparison.
The Precision Pro is light and I immediately questioned its capability. However, I soon realized that its lightweight construction didn’t impede its ability to accurately weigh a variety of foods. I used a range of items weighing a few grams to more than 8 pounds. I re-weighed everything a second time and found the measurements remained the same.
Next, I used the tare function and measured the items on plates or in bowls. The measurements remained accurate throughout. (I can’t same the same for the Pelouze scale which altered measurement readings periodically)
Overall, the Precision Pro performed extremely well. I only have two small criticisms after using it these past two weeks. The measurements remain entirely in the unit selected (i.e. for heavier items it will not show both pounds and ounces). So, if you’re needing to weigh 4lbs 14 ounces of flour for a recipe, then you’ll need to know that you need 78 ounces or alternatively 4.87 lbs.
The compact design also disallows using a dinner plate on which to weight your food since the diameter of the plate would obscure the digital panel. Even using a dessert plate, you’ll need to peek under the edge to read the measurements. Although I like the compact size, let’s face it, things that weight 11lbs are big and in reality could be difficult to weigh given the small surface area.
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You’ll see that over 1,400 users have reviewed the scale and it has a 5-star rating! I am impressed by this as it isn’t often I see such a highly reviewed and rated product.
Enter the Kitchen Scale Giveaway!
The giveaway has now concluded — a big thank you to everyone who participated. Congratulations to Maryanne who won the Precision Pro from EatSmart!
Review Notice: Thank you to EatSmart who provided free product samples for review and giveaway purposes. My opinions expressed are my own and I have no further affiliation with this company.