The EatSmart Blog

Providing Tools and Tips to Live Healthier, Happier Lives

Archive for the tag “kitchen scale”

Introducing the EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale

esp_meet_the_precision_digital_kitchen_scale_pinterest
We are excited to introduce the brand new EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale. The thin profile and black, lightweight design fits perfectly in any kitchen. It has a small footprint, measuring 9.1″x 6.4″ and the scale itself weighs in at only 11.2 ounces.

With the touch of a button, you’ll get accurate measurements (grams, ounces or pounds) within seconds. The recessed platform allows you to effortlessly weigh items on the scale itself and the plastic design is easy to clean. You can also utilize its tare (zero) function, which eliminates the weight of a plate or bowl. The LCD screen provides easy viewing angles on any countertop. The scale weighs up to 11 pounds in increments of 0.1 ounce / 1 gram, perfect for calorie or carbohydrate counting.

Here’s the front of the box: eatsmart-precision-digital-kitchen-scale-esks-12-box2


Here’s the back of the box: eatsmart-precision-digital-kitchen-scale-esks-12-box


What’s in the box:

eatsmart-precision-digital-kitchen-scale-esks-12-insidethebox

Inside the box, you will find the kitchen scale, an instruction manual and customer satisfaction guarantee.


Height of the scale: eatsmart-precision-digital-kitchen-scale-esks-12-toscale

The platform sits approximately 0.8″ off of the ground. For context of the scale’s size, here it is next to a nickel.


LCD screen:eatsmart-precision-digital-kitchen-scale-screen

The scale’s LCD display is 2.5”x .875″. For context of the display, here’s the LCD screen next to a nickel. The Precision Digital gives instant readings and will automatically turn off.


Batteryesp_meet_the_precision_digital_kitchen_scale_battery2

The Precision Digital runs on 1 Lithium Metal battery, which is included with your purchase. You will need to use a Philips head screwdriver to open the battery compartment and remove the safety strip.


Measurement modes: eatsmart-precision-digital-kitchen-scale-collage-measurement-modes

You can easily switch between grams, ounces and pounds by pushing the button on the left side of the screen.


Tare Feature:

The tare feature resets the scale to zero and will automatically subtract the weight of a bowl from your measurement. This allows the user to view the exact weight of their portion without worrying about the math. Click here to learn more about the tare feature.

 


Recessed platform:

eatsmart-digital-kitchen-scale-weighing-nutsThis kitchen scale features a recessed platform to contain foods when weighing them directly on the platform. 
eatsmart-precision-digital-kitchen-scale-collage-nuts-fb2

In this example, you can use the scale to measure one serving size of almonds. In the nutrition facts on the container, simply locate how much is in one serving size (28 grams) and add 28 grams of nuts. It’s that simple!


Features include: eatsmart-digital-kitchen-food-scale

As with all EatSmart scales, the Precision Digital includes our 100% satisfaction guarantee and two-year warranty.

Click here to purchase the scale for only $9.99.

Do you have any questions about our new Precision Digital Kitchen Scale? Please tweet them to us @eatsmartscales. We’re here to help!

How a Kitchen Scale Can Help You Lose Weight

How a Kitchen Scale Can Help You Lose Weight

A kitchen scale is a must-have tool for anyone serious about weight loss. When preparing meals, it is nearly impossible to eyeball a serving size, and most people overestimate portion sizes. Using a kitchen scale teaches you what an actual serving of food looks like. Additionally, a food scale will give you an accurate weight, so you can easily calculate the amount of calories on your plate. Keeping your meals and snacks in check will help you reach your health and fitness goals.

Calories and nutrients are usually based on weight

Measuring cups and spoons leave room for error. It’s easy to overload them, and food can vary in volume which makes measuring cups unreliable. The best way to get an accurate serving size is to measure your food on one of our digital kitchen scales, especially when eating calorie dense foods, such as cheese, pasta or avocado. This video shows portion sizes for cheese and steak from our blogger friend Girls Gone Sporty.

Photo credit The ABCD Diariesa

Photo credit The ABCD Diariesa

Serving sizes are difficult to guess

You may read that one bagel is 245 calories, but that’s based on a 98g serving size. Many stores and food chains have bagels that are much larger than 98g. In fact, you may be eating 400 calories before you even add a topping! Small, medium and large servings vary and, as a result, so do the calories. This is why measuring by weight is necessary. This is what a serving size of pretzels looks like using the Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale.

No more guessing portion sizes

It can be shocking to see what an actual serving of certain foods looks like. You may think you know the portion size of your favorite food, but it’s often an eye opener to measure a true portion by weight. Our Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale eliminates the guesswork when measuring out your foods. This video by our blogger friend Cassie Gant, demonstrates how use an EatSmart kitchen scale to count calories in a serving of halibut.

Unreliable estimated serving sizes on packaged food

Many packaged foods, such as cereals, snacks, and nuts, give the calories by weight and an estimated serving size. When you actually weigh a cup of cereal you may see that it’s closer to one and half servings, rather than one. This may not seem like a big deal for lower calorie foods, but throughout the day these additional calories make a big difference. Most packaged foods give their weight in ounces or grams, so all of our kitchen scales weigh in both units so you always have a precise measurement. Here’s a great video showing how to measure a serving size of carrots from our blogger friend Erica D House.

eatsmart-nutrition-scaleKeep track of key nutrients

Knowing that your portions are on point allows you to accurately keep track of your calorie and carb intake. It makes managing diabetes or sticking to a diet plan much easier. Our Digital Nutrition Scale – Professional Food and Nutrient Calculator calculates calories, carbs, fiber, sodium, fats and other nutrients so you don’t have to.

Dine out with confidence

After you get into a habit of weighing your foods, you will have a much better idea of what a standard portion looks like. This is helpful when you are dining out or are at a party and don’t have access to your Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale. It will become easy to recognize when your dish of food is two portions, and you can take the additional serving home as a leftover. Just look how quickly this plate of Thanksgiving leftovers added up to 1 pound of food!EATSMARTKITCHEN SCALE - leftover-thanksgiving

Has an EatSmart kitchen scale helped you lose weight? Tweet us at @eatsmartscales.

What is the Tare Feature on my Digital Kitchen Scale?

ESP_tare_feature_pinterestPicture this – you’re getting ready to weigh your dinner on your EatSmart Kitchen Scale when you realize the plate will add additional weight to your measurement. Don’t worry, there’s no need to weigh your empty plate, then your full plate and do the math. Simply press the tare button with your empty plate on the scale. The tare feature resets the scale to zero and will automatically subtract the weight of a bowl or plate from your measurement. This allows the user to view the exact weight of their portion without worrying about the math.

The same tare feature comes in handy when measuring ingredients while baking or cooking. It’s important for measurements to be precise, especially when baking, or your recipe may not turn out as intended. Simply zero out the weight after measuring each ingredient and you will have an accurate weight for subsequent ingredients. If you weigh everything in a mixing bowl on the scale, you won’t need a measuring cup, which means less dirty dishes! This is especially helpful with sticky ingredients like peanut butter or honey. Plus, you won’t need a variety of measuring cups and spoons when you’re actually weighing out your ingredients.

A shortcut for the tare feature is to place your bowl or plate on the scale before turning it on. The display will read 0 without having to actually press the tare button. Keep in mind that the overall weight capacity of your scale remains the same, so it’s possible to hit the maximum weight before it appears on the display. For larger recipes, we recommend the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale, which can measure up to 15 lbs. Our EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale and our EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale both weigh up to 11 lbs.

The tare feature is a handy function for the health conscious, bakers and cooks. Taring will help you accurately measure portion sizes and ingredients, without all the math!

Do you have a question about the tare feature? Tweet to us @eatsmartscales.

What’s the difference between the Precision Pro and the Precision Elite Kitchen Scale?

Just in time for holiday baking, EatSmart Products has recently added a brand new product to its line of kitchen scales, the EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale. The Precision Elite is a polished addition to the well-received EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale which has earned over 4000 reviews with a 5 star average on Amazon.com.

So, what are some of the new features that make the Precision Elite a “must have” kitchen gadget?

LARGE, STAINLESS STEEL PLATFORM

The platform is extra durable, easy to clean and ample enough to accommodate bigger mixing bowls. Let’s not forget that the stainless platform gives the scale its ELITE look and complements any kitchen counter.

15 lb. CAPACITY

Capable of weighing up to 15lbs, the Elites’ large capacity is capable of handling any job in the kitchen. The Precision Pro weighs items up to 11lbs.

EXTRA LARGE LCD SCREEN WITH BACK LIGHT

The extra large screen allows for easy reading, even when using an over-sized bowl. An added feature of the Precision Elite is the clear back-lit blue LCD screen.

SEAMLESS BUTTONS

The Elite’s seamless buttons were specially designed to make it easy to clean. The Elite kept the same two button operation as the Precision Pro, making it easy to use.

These are just some of the  features that make Precision Elite the perfect kitchen tool for anyone in the family who cooks, bakes or counts calories.

Which scale would you add to your Holiday Wish List?

So what do you need a Kitchen Scale for?

EatSmart Products is a New Jersey family run business that we started back in 2005. Our ongoing goal is to bring high quality, affordable bathroom, kitchen and luggage scales to the online marketplace, backed by a strong commitment to outstanding customer service.  It is what we do and we like to think we do it pretty well.

Because we are an on-line retailer, customer reviews and feedback are crucial to the success of our business. Reading through every single review and feedback on a daily basis is a necessary task but can be somewhat tedious (especially with all of those 5 star reviews repeating themselves -LOL). From time to time, it can also be HILARIOUS! Our customers are certainly coming up with very unusual ways to use our products and these unique comments can be quite amusing.

For example, our Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is a versatile home kitchen scale primarily used for weighing food/ingredients for portion control, cooking and baking. Our customers have given new meaning to the word “VERSATILE”! See below for just a few of the inventive uses they have devised for this product:

“Arrived on time and scale works perfectly for my foster kittens!”

“This scale is for measuring fries for Coney Night at American Legion. It works, no more else to say”

“Very easy to use. My sister and I used it in a botanical dyeing project and weighed both cloth and beets, blackberries, and turmeric. It’s great and did everything it said it would!”

“I use the scales in weighing wine ingredients…It’s efficient to alternate in grams, ounces, or pounds. This scale is a “must” for any serious wine maker. Cheers!”

“Great scale with accurate measurements. Use this to weigh pizza dough for great homemade pizza.

“The scale is light and easy to use. I can just put it in my tool box and bring it to the Farmer’s Market to weigh and sell my veggies. I love the tare feature! Good product so far.”

“Scale was purchased for CP soap making which requires measurements of pounds, ounces and grams. It works perfect and is easy to use. Great product!”

SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST “Perfect for use to weigh my Ball Pythons, and the rats that I feed them. Thanks. Great customer server.”

Can’t wait to see the FUN ways our fans will find to use our soon to be released EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale—a stainless steel addition to our kitchen scale line debuting in October 2012.

Personally, I think that it will be hard to beat the Ball Pythons—but time will tell…

About the Author: Maria Geronimo is the Public Relations Director at EatSmart Products.

What would you need a Kitchen Scale for? Please share!

Post Navigation