Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale {Review & Giveaway} ARV $25

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

Recently my brother-in-law decided to cut soda out of his diet and, combined with a little working out, easily lost somewhere in the range of 20 pounds in a fairly short time. He looks great but let me tell you, I'm annoyed. It made me want to take up drinking a lot of soda just so that I can stop again and see what happens.

Seeing as that isn't going to happen, it did make me stop and think. Aside from the obvious (mmm, brownies), what is it that I'm eating that is making the calories add up? In fact, how many calories do the things I eat actually have? Looking at the side of the box for things like cereal and crackers works, but that doesn't help me with everything that's left. Answering that question is now easy with the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale.


An easy to use, lightweight, compact, multifunction home scale, the Precision Pro from EatSmart has really opened my eyes to the calories that I'm putting into my mouth on a daily basis. Did you know that to lose just one pound, you need to create a deficit of 3500 calories? 3500! Therefore, when I think about all of the times that I eat the rest of Big Sister E's sandwich or finish the crackers that Little Sister B doesn't want... well, it's no wonder the pounds aren't dropping off.

Right out of the box, using the Precision Pro is simple. Pop in the provided AAA batteries, turn it over and it is set for your first item. The unit button allows you to select between 4 different measurements (grams, ounces, kilogram or pounds) so whether you are cooking, measuring or weighing, each option is readily available.

What really interested me was the Calorie Factor Booklet that came along with the Precision Pro and how clearly it laid out the steps to finding out how many calories are in so many of the foods we eat around here. Simply weigh your item (in grams) and multiply it by the Calorie Factor listed in the guidebook and you no longer have to wonder how many calories are in that banana.

Which is exactly what I did. Using the tare feature (which "zeros out" an amount and eliminates the weight of a plate) I was able to place my bowl on the Precision Pro without showing any added grams:


Next, I added the banana and the large LCD display clearly shows 102 grams:


Finally, by removing the bowl I could see that the weight of the bowl was indeed being counted:


By pressing the tare button again, the scale returned to zero for the next item. And, by using the Calorie Factor booklet and doing the math, I found that the banana in question contained approximately 91 calories. Not a huge amount by any means, but something to think about the next time I walk through the kitchen and consider munching on one just because I see it sitting there.

The longer the Precision Pro scale has been here, the more uses that I have found for it. As well as counting calories or carbohydrates, this is a great tool to have in the kitchen for accurate measurements when you are cooking. I really like that it automatically turns itself off after 3 minutes, long enough that I can turn away and not lose my numbers but short enough that if I move on to something else I won't waste the batteries.

Outside of the kitchen, however, this scale has been great for weighing other items as well (up to 11 pounds). No longer do I have to pack both kids up and wait in line at the post office (not a fun outing with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old) if I am mailing a letter that is thicker than normal. Instead, after a quick weight check on the Precision Pro, I know whether or not to stick on an extra stamp before putting my envelope right out in my own mailbox. Now that's convenience.

Available in 5 great color choices (the red is really great), the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is high quality, accurate and versatile all at an affordable price. Hundreds of satisfied customers have voiced their opinion as well and the reviews show not only how well this scale works but on the impressive customer service EatSmart provides. If you are looking for a Mother's Day idea for the woman who loves to cook or is looking to shed a few pounds, the Precision Pro would make a wonderful gift.

Plus, thanks to the generosity of EatSmart, one person will get starting weighing their food and ingredients with this innovative and handy appliance, because...

One lucky person will win an EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale in their choice of color! ARV $25!


To enter to win: Visit EatSmart and tell me which of their other innovative products you would like to own.

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Giveaway will end on May 13th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to EatSmart for providing a Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Randi said...

I thik this scale is my favorite, but I could also use a bathroom scale and that Precision Plus model looks NICE! :)
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Beth said...

would love to have the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale

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I'm horrible at figuring out portion sizes and measuring so this would really help me to start eating better and more accurately.

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Anonymous said...

The EatSmart Precision Plus bathroom scale looks easy to you too. Charlotte
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mom2ahrj said...

oooo, i love all of their scales but the precision plus bathroom scale is probably my fave :-)
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mom2ahrj said...

i'm really trying to cook healthier for myself and my kids and i've gotten into home canning - having this scale would help with all of that - not to mention, after being fairly skinny all my life, i'm suddenly packing on pounds as i near the big four-oh!

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in fact, i have you on my blogroll which is how i knew about this giveaway :-)

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Shanna said...

I also love the
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Shanna said...

I have a hard time with measuring up portions. This would just be perfect!
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katidyd said...

I'd like the EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale™. Never had a scale in my house since I lived with my parents!
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Rachel C said...

The EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale would be great to have.
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Rachel C said...

My hubby and I would really use this to motivate us in our weight loss goals. Would it be insulting to give this as a Father's Day gift?!?
(He's not really overweight, just wants to lose a few lbs)
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I like their Digital Bathroom Scale.
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NL6369 said...

I also like the Precision Plus Bathroom Scale

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Mysharona said...

I like the EatSmart Precision Plus bathroom scale.

Sunnyvale said...

the nutrition scale looks good

Dee said...

I love the size and ease of use of te Precious Pro.

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I would get the digital bathroom scales.
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Anonymous said...

I would like it because I have to lose weight. I have hip dysplasia and MS. I will end up in a wheel chair, I have accepted that. But I can't do it at this weight. I have to lose it before that happens. That's why I would like this scale.
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Nikki said...

what a great giveaway! thanks for the opportunity! its wonderful that he stopped drinking soda, it can really rack up the sugar in a diet. I would love to win the food and nutrient calculater. thanks!

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I would like the EatSmart EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale.

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Victoria said...

Would love to have the Digital Bathroom Scale!

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Victoria said...

This scale would help in my life because I like to try new recipes all the time, but a lot of them call for measurements that I have no other way to figure out. Guesstimating isn't my favorite thing to do.

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Donna said...

I do love the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale

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Donna said...

The scale would I actually gained 10 lbs over the winter, we had back-back-back snow blizzards and there was nothing else to do but eat and I did plenty of that....I need help and though the scale will not help me, it will encourage me to lose the weight when I step on it.

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maureen73 said...

I like the Precision Plus Bathroom Scale. I purchased a scale because I am trying to lose post pregnancy weight (3 babies in 3 years) and I had to give it away because it didn't work. I would love an accurate scale.
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This scale would help me be accountable for portion size as I try to lose my "3 babies in 3 years" post pregnancy weight.
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I'd like to own their EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale.

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This scale would help me because I'm trying to lose weight. It would allow me to record my weight weekly.

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I like this product they make:
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tlawrence said...

I would like the Eat Smart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale. Looks great. thanks,
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This would be a joint gift for my husband and myself. We really need to work on our portion control & count our calories if we ever expect to lose weight. WE NEED THIS REALLY BAD!!! Thanks,
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FrugalMom said...

I would love to own the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale.


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This scale would be a big help in my life, not only with the cooking but also with the mail.



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Shelly said...

love the scale but would also like the digital bathroom scale...need a new one in a big way!!!

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This scale would help my hubby. he is about 30 lbs over weight and has high bp...doc wants him to drop the 30 lbs & get in shape again.

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Jennifer said...

I also like the EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale

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This scale would help me because I would know my measurments at lot better and not have to guess when cooking healthy

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Ashley Bray said...

I would love the Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator.

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I really need to buy one. I'm on Weight Watchers and it would help with points to know the weight of food. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I would also like to own the EatSmart Nutrition Scale™ - Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator

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This scale would prevent me from over eating. I would be able to make an actual serving based on weight. Usually I just guess it.

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I love the precician plus bathroom scale!
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I like the EatSmart Nutrition Scale™ - Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator

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We are trying to eat healthier and portion control is something we can use some help with. :)

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AF_wife said...

I would love the Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator!! This is an answer from the heavens for people on diets!
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AF_wife said...

It would help me because we have very strict diets and when it says 4 oz of cheese (for DH's recipes) I want to get it perfect.
I like to measure when I'm cooking and baking. It just makes things easier!

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I would like the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale™

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Touch digital kitchen scale sounds wonderful! Does all of the work for you!

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