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.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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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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Ms Jones said...

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Sarah Simplifies said...

I would like the EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale™

Sarah Simplifies said...

I would love this scale because I'm getting ready to start a lifestyle change and this would help out!

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I'd like to own the digital bathroom scale.

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one frugal lady said...

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clc408 said...

The The EatSmart Nutrition Scale looks amazing.

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I like the Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would love the EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale. Thanks!

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rebecca said...

I'd like the scale because portion control is a high problem in our family. We try to eat one portion but the scale would make sure of it!
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sksweeps said...

I, of course, go right for the top of the line EatSmart Nutrition Scale™ - Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator

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Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love to have the EatSmart Nutrition Scale™ - Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator.
I can't believe all the wonderful calculations and 'bells and whistles' on this scale! Let it do the thinking. Wonderful product.

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I would love the Precision Plus Bathroom Scale!

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I also like the EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale™
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It would help me because I could weigh the portions and make sure I am eating the right amount. I need to lose more weight !
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I would like the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale,

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LAMusing said...

After months of chemo, my mom needs to put ON weight. I'm on medication that is piling on the pounds, so I need to LOSE weight. Makes it hard to cook for both of us, but a scale would really help portion out what I'm cooking!

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i trying to lose weight and need to eat more healthy using portion control and this will help
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{The Classy Woman} said...

Ooo, I would love to win! The Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale looks amazing and is needed in our home. I would also love to win the Digital food and nutrient calculator.

What a great giveaway! :)

Joseph said...

I'd love to own the EatSmart "Digital Bathroom Scale" - $28.95

susan said...

I'd love to own a EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale™ too.

susan said...

It'll help us as we do try to portion ourselves correctly for the whole family.

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EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale is an item I would like to own. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

This product would help me manage my portions. Thanks again.

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This scale would help me because im trying to portion my meals better and loose weight

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Nanci said...

I like the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale

Barbara said...

My bathroom scale changes if it's moved even an inch off it's regular spot, so I have doubts as to it's accuracy. I'd love to have the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale™ with the backlit display.

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I would love to have the EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale.

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I would like precision plus bathroom scale along with this scale!!!

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Mary A said...

I also like the EatSmart Precision Touch Digital Kitchen Scale™. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Angelia said...

The bathroom scale looks great!

Angelia said...

I think the combo of the food scale and the bathroom scale would really be a great help to my weight loss journey!

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I also would love to have the EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale.

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This would help me because I'm trying to watch my calorie intake and I'm not very good at judging portions.

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I would love the EatSmart Nutrition Scale™ - Digital Food and Nutrient Calculator.

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This scale would help me track my portion sizes better.

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I could use the EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale™ since mine is inaccurate

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This would help me in my life because I am trying to watch what I eat

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I would love a EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale because it says I don't have to tap it. I hate that!

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If I won the scale it might help me loose the weight I have to get rid of

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This is a wonderful giveaway to help with a diet

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kimbuckjr said...

I would LOVE to own the "EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale™." We do not own a bathroom scale and this one looks nice!
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kimbuckjr said...

This scale would help me tremendously. I just had LapBand surgery March 29th and I'm suppose to weigh all my food and this would certainly help.
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