Precision Pro Kitchen Scale Review & Giveaway!


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)

Performance Review

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.

Where to buy the EatSmart kitchen scale?

The Precision Pro kitchen scale is available for purchase from Amazon.com for $25: EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale. In Canada, it can be purchased from Amazon.ca.

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.

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  • Myrnie November 18, 2010, 11:33 am

    How timely ;) I *have* a kitchen scale, but I asked it to weigh about 20 pounds of pumpkin the other day, and it isn’t speaking to me anymore!

  • Hannah November 18, 2010, 11:46 am

    The only scale I have is the one in the bathroom. I’ve always felt that having a kitchen scale would be a wonderful addition but more of a luxury so I haven’t gotten around to actually buying one. But I’d definitely use one for baking and portioning out the right about amount of food for my packed lunches for work. :D I always seem to have way too much when I pack haha. Thanks, Allen!

  • RG November 18, 2010, 12:15 pm

    I have a little $6 scale that I bought at Target in a fit of desperation. Not sure what the brand is, but it’s absolutely pathetic.

  • Caroline November 18, 2010, 12:19 pm

    I don’t have a kitchen scale, but it is currently on my Santa wish list this year! I’m sure Santa would be thankful for me to receive one from you, Allen. I’ve always had trouble when measuring flour. I know you’re supposed to fluff it before you take your measurement, but it sure would be nice to be consistent and accurate when baking. :-) Thank you for a great giveaway!

  • Becky November 18, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I have been wanting a scale for quite a while! I currently don’t use one at all. Thanks for this review – hopefully I’ll win one but if not I know what to shop for now!

  • Regina November 18, 2010, 12:56 pm

    When I bake, I generally just throw the ingredients into a bowl and stir until it looks right. That method makes replication difficult. With a scale, I could tare between ingredients and have a fighting chance. :)

  • Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) November 18, 2010, 1:54 pm

    I love my kitchen scale, but I can’t for the life of me remember what brand it is. But it is great.

  • Ethan November 18, 2010, 2:48 pm

    I use an escali scale, and have found it to meet my needs. I have recently encourage my mom to start baking, and it pains me when she asks me to review bread recipes in volume measures. This would be a fantastic Hannukah gift for her!

  • Jana November 18, 2010, 3:43 pm

    My lovely Irish scale, which hung on a wall gave out after 30 some years.
    There are a number of recipes I’ve not made lately because I don’t have a scale, and I’ve not had luck adjusting many of the baking ones to volume measures.
    After having a good quality scale, I’ve become snobby, and just can’t buy a so-so one.
    Cutting off my nose to spite my face? Maybe, but we all have our standards…

  • geekgirl717 November 18, 2010, 3:49 pm

    I had a very lovely Soehnle Futura digital kitchen scale.
    It was that model with the beautiful glass disc.
    You know, the one that comes off.
    The one that sort of looks like a Frisbee to a five year old?
    Yeah. That one.
    Disc met Fridge. Fridge won.
    Had was the key word.

  • Susan November 18, 2010, 3:57 pm

    I use a kitchen scale every single day and would not be without one!

  • Steph November 18, 2010, 4:02 pm

    I don’t have a scale in my house at all, not even in the bathroom ;) I bake often and have just begun to foray into bread territory, so I should start using one for better results.

  • Merlincat November 18, 2010, 5:08 pm

    I love my kitchen scale! It’s excellent for weighing and measuring with greater accuracy than the volume measures. It’s especially helpful for baking, where precision matters.

  • Amanda November 18, 2010, 6:38 pm

    I don’t have a scale, but I’ve wanted one for quite some time. They’re just handy to have around. Whenever I see a recipe that calls for a weight I just guess… which has lead to the occasional horrendous result.

  • heather November 18, 2010, 6:53 pm

    Our current kitchen scale looks a lot like the old postal scales. No digital readout, just an arm that goes back and forth. It’s difficult to weigh things exactly — would love a digital readout that can tell me down to the GRAM (!!) what the weight is.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  • Jessica November 18, 2010, 8:15 pm

    I don’t have a kitchen scale right now. I would like to have one to be more accurate about what I am eating and cooking with.

  • jacquie November 18, 2010, 9:04 pm

    i don’t have a kitchen scale – never have had one. and i would very much like to try one for baking.

  • snowygreen November 18, 2010, 9:37 pm

    i don’t have one, but need one so i don’t have to convert all my recipes from Italy. thank you for this!

  • Lizzie November 18, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Hi! I need a kitchen scale that reads two decimal places. I am starting a food company and have not much money to go on — so I’d like to replace my current scale that has one decimal place (1.2 oz) with yours which reads two (1.23 oz). I would be incredibly thankful for the scale — I really need it and feel lucky to have entered this contest !!! Thank you! Lizzie

  • ikkinlala November 18, 2010, 11:41 pm

    I currently use a triple-beam balance (like the kind you’d use in a science class), but

    1) It doesn’t actually belong to me, so I can’t take it with me when I move.
    2) I’d love to have something a little easier to wipe clean.

  • Chuck November 19, 2010, 12:17 am

    I’ve been using a small digital postal scale for measuring in the kitchen. About three days ago some of the segments on the display quit working properly.

  • Jen Eldred November 19, 2010, 12:20 am

    Our just broke actually the numbers all all messed up. Would love this!

  • Daisy T November 19, 2010, 1:55 am

    I currently don’t have a scale, but would love one since I bake on a weekly basis. And weighing is a must for baking!

  • DJ November 19, 2010, 5:09 am

    I do not currently own a scale, but have been in need of one for some lovely macaroon recipes!

  • AppleTree November 19, 2010, 8:29 am

    I currently use a cheap no-name scale I grabbed at Target for a cake recipe.

    I can tell you this, though. Even the cheap scale has transformed my baking. The precision has made it so very much better.

  • robin November 19, 2010, 10:08 am

    I have a scale that I got for next to nothing at the grocery store many years ago. And because I got it for next to nothing many years ago I don’t trust it. What good is a scale you can’t trust? I do use it, but only because I’ve got nothing better. I’d love to win this.

  • Ashlie November 19, 2010, 10:42 am

    I currently do no have a kitchen scale, sigh! There are lots of baking recipes I would love to try, but when I see the measures are in weights I dont’ even bother :(.

  • maryanne November 20, 2010, 1:15 am

    I don’t currently have a scale and could really use one.

    I make my own baked goods since I have gluten, corn and nut intolerances. I’ve been told that one can’t simply substitute glutenfree flours cup for cup in a recipe, but should measure 140g for every cup of regular flour requested. I am currently guesstimating since I lack a scale… and the results reflect that guessing! I’d like the opportunity to take my hit-or-miss baked goods and transform them into winners!

  • Susan November 20, 2010, 11:46 am

    Just got the book, Bread Alone by Daniel Leader and Judith Blahnik, and I want to go crazy baking bread, but they have convinced me I need to be weighing rather than measuring the ingredients. I’m excited to try a scale, but boo hiss to no more eyeballing all my measurements.

  • katklaw777 November 20, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Do not own a kitchen scale…but really, really want one!
    My husband likes to bake and many recipes he wants to try go by weight. I do enjoy the fruits of his labors, so this would make a great xmas gift for us both, thanks.

  • susitravl November 20, 2010, 3:26 pm

    I don’t have a kitchen scale, but I’ve needed one a few times lately. Plus, I would like to lose some weight and I think using a scale is a great way to monitor portion size.

  • Anne November 20, 2010, 7:11 pm

    I’ve recently started working on my baking skills. Let’s just say they leave a lot to be desired!! A great scale like the Precision Pro Kitchen scale would be a tremendous help! Thanks for the chance!

  • Christy November 20, 2010, 9:29 pm

    I do not have a scale, but recently have started baking and it would make my life MUCH easier! I would love to have one of those scales. If I don’t win one, it will certainly be on my Christmas list.

  • Heather H. November 21, 2010, 3:55 pm

    I don’t have a kitchen scale, maybe that’s my problem. I’m fighting the battle against obesity and I need anything available to help and this scale would be a HUGE help. I have a hard time distinguishing between appropriate portions etc. and with this new scale I can determine exactly how much food is a serving and therefore how many calories/fat I’m taking in.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  • Michelle Murphy November 21, 2010, 9:13 pm

    I do not currently have a scale but it would make it much easier for recipes that call for precise measurements!
    mmclean13 at gmail dot com

  • Katie B November 22, 2010, 10:46 am

    I have never used an official kitchen scale, which is becoming more and more challenging as I take on more complicated recipes. My current method is to do the human balance scale… “I know I have a pound of butter in one hand, how much flour feels like the same weight in the other hand??”

  • SAB November 23, 2010, 5:18 am

    I need a scale! I am currently living in Okinawa Japan. I would really, really like to try some of the local and traditional recipes, but the ones that I have found that are authentic, are all in weight measurements! A kitchen scale would be a great help! Besides, I have always wanted one, I just didn’t know what one was good or highly recommended. I read your site on a regular basis, and I trust your opinion and judgement on this product! Awesome job, and thank you!
    SAB
    Saffron & Semper Fi

  • Lauren November 23, 2010, 7:36 am

    Oh man, a kitchen scale is on my Christmas list. I’ve made a resolution to make and perfect french macaroon cookies next year (a bit feat this will be!). This scale would be perfect for all those wonderful recipes I see floating around out there, just out of my reach!

  • Redawna November 23, 2010, 2:30 pm

    Cool, we have matching postal scales!!!
    I had to look at the scale as I have never paid attention to the brand!!
    It is a Pelouze the Model SP5!

    I would love a proper scale! :D

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jen November 23, 2010, 5:30 pm

    I don’t have a kitchen scale so winning this one would be amazing! I would use it for baking :)

  • Amy L November 23, 2010, 5:50 pm

    I need a kitchen scale because I love to bake, and what I’ve been noticing on cooking shows, in magazines, and online, more and more people are using a food scale for more accurate measuring of ingredients, and some recipes are using weight rather than measuring cups for ingredient amounts.

  • Allen Williams November 24, 2010, 2:56 pm

    Thank you to everyone for participating in the kitchen scale giveaway. After selecting a random winner from these comments and the Facebook friends, the winner is Maryanne (#28 above)!!!

    A big congratulations to Maryanne — enjoy exploring gluten free baking with your new scale!

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