I’m a scale hoarder. Some may call it an obsession, but I see it as being well-prepared. What if two of my best friends came over for a baking party? We’d all want our own scale right? I think so! The point to this is that I currently own three scales: CIA, Escali and now, the EatSmart™ Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale. The good people over at EatSmart sent me a scale to review (this is without them knowing I was a scale addict!)

Photo Credit: EatSmart Products

If you’re a baker, you know the importance of weight measurements. You’ll always have a consistent product, which is what we all strive for.  When shopping for a scale, here are a few things to take into account:

  • What are the measurement units? You want a scale to weigh in grams, ounces, kilograms and pounds, as well as have a good limit capacity.
  • Is it sturdy? Sturdiness is important, so the scale does not move or slide around when being used.
  • Is the screen large enough to read? Screens need to be clear and functional.
  • Will the weighing platform be big enough for most your uses? For the home cooks, scales with smaller platforms are fine but if you are going to be weighing dough into large cake molds, you will need a larger scale.

What did I LOVE about the EatSmart Scale? It weighs in all the measurement units above and has a capacity of 11-pounds. The two button function is easy to control and the tare function (to eliminate the weight of your bowl or dish) is definitely always need and there.

I am on the fence on how lightweight it is though. On one hand, the fact that it’s very light allows for easier transport and moving around but on the other hand, I prefer my scaled to have some heft to it. It does help that the EatSmart Scale has non-slip grips on the bottom so it does not slide.

I also appreciate the sleekness of it, because as you know, bakers like shiny things. The top does tend to smudge, which isn’t a problem and reminds you that you should keep all your tools very clean! In conclusion, the EatSmart Scale is an economical and good, basic scale for bakers. You can purchase it via Amazon for about $25 here.

Have you tried the EatSmart Kitchen Scale? What do you look for when shopping for a kitchen scale?

Disclaimer: EatSmart provided the scale to review at no cost. No additional monetary compensation was received. All opinion are based on personal experience using the scale.

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  1. I use my work scale, so maybe it is time to get my own scale. Especially since I am on a macaron quest! Thank you for sharing:-) Hugs, Terra

  2. This post reminded me how much I really do need to invest in a scale for my baking adventures, alas, I have no more room on my tiny countertop!

  3. This couldn’t have come at a better time. I plan to buy a new scale over the weekend. thanks nelly for the quick tips.

  4. I can’t believe this is only $25.00 Marnely. I’ve been wanting a digital kitchen scale for quite some time. This one is within reach, monetarily speaking. Since I’ve no experience with them, I really appreciate the frank review.

    Birthday is right around the corner and guess what I’m asking for??

  5. Looks nice for $25 bucks. My biggest beef with these small scales is if you use a decent size mixing bowl to scale into, it’s hard to see the display ‘up under’ the edge of the bowl. Not sure how to get around it, but if some company did, i’d buy it! 😉

  6. i saw this scale at the store before. i only have one that tells me grams and calories, but i haven’t really used scales for baking before. mebe it’s time i invest in one!

  7. My kitchen scale ran out of batteries, and I keep forgetting to get new batteries. SO, I’ve been w/o for a few weeks, and it makes me wanna cry, I look for the price/durability in a scale. It’s gotta still work when I get flour and sugar crusted on it.