Eat Smart Kitchen Scale Review and Giveaway

by Kay Lynn

One of my goals to help me stay within the grocery budget is to cook more at home.  Many of my recipes call for ingredients in weight instead of package size.  That’s actually a good thing considering the shrinking of packaging, but I digress.

The Scale

When I was asked by EatSmart Products to try out their scale I was curious to see how it worked.  The Precision Pro kitchen scale, shown below, has a extra large LCD display and can weight  items up to 11 pounds.  It has the tare feature I demand and turns off automatically.

My Experience

I like that the food tray is not glass as it’s easier to clean.  The design is compact yet large enough to hold a bowl of ingredients.

The taring was easy to use as I first added the pasta and then pressed the tare button to add the next ingredient.  I found that it weighed quite accurately and would recommend to any friend.

Precision Pro Kitchen Scale Giveaway

There are four ways to enter the giveaway. For each entry, leave a separate comment.

1. COMMENT: Enter your favorite healthy cooking tip (MANDATORY)

2. SUBSCRIBE: Subscribe to Buck$ome Boomer and leave a comment saying if it is via RSS or email.

3. TWITTER: Tweet the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know.

4. BLOG: Include the giveaway in a post on your blog linking to this article and leave a comment.

The Rules

This giveaway is open to those 18 or older and U.S. residents only.  Entries close on October 26th at noon Pacific Time and the winner will be selected via And the Winner Is… plugin.  If there is not a response within 48 hours to request for mailing address another winner will be selected. Remember to leave an email address that you’ll be checking.

Thanks to EatSmart Products, this product is being given to the winner free of charge in exchange for hosting this giveaway on my site. The opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

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BruceBucks October 19, 2010 at 7:22 am

What types of foods/ ingredients do you use this scale for? I am curious to know, because I don’t think I have ever had to weigh anything. Thanks for the post.

Money Funk October 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I used one for bread making to weigh the flour. And if you’re watching your weight, it comes in handy. You’d be surprised what a normal serving of food is compared to what is received when you go out to eat! 😉

ConvertingMe October 19, 2010 at 7:42 am

Favorite healthy cooking tip for every ounce I reduce in meat (chicken, beef, pork, etc) I add an ounce of vegetables.

ConvertingMe October 19, 2010 at 7:43 am

I subscribe via Google Reader/Rss

ConvertingME October 19, 2010 at 7:44 am
leslie October 19, 2010 at 7:52 am

@BruceBucks Baking recipes are supposed to be measured to be completely accurate. Since 1C of flour could fluctuate in weight by a lot! That is what I would use it for more than anything else.

I do have another question though, I have been eyeing the food scale that the display pulls out, so you can see it when a large bowl is on top. Since this doesn’t have that, does it seem like an important feature at all? Did you have problems reading the display?

My healthy tip is to use olive oil instead of butter in EVERYTHING!

Ann October 19, 2010 at 8:08 am

This be great, especially for foreign cookbooks which tend to use weight. My healthy cooking tip is to add pureed veggies to food likes spaghetti sauce, hamburger meet, scrambled eggs. It’s a great way to get a few more in.

SimplyForties October 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

Tweeted and I already subscribe via RSS! My best healthy eating tip is definitely portion control. Don’t go by what the packaging says as that is more driven by making the product look better, go by national standards. There are all kinds of charts and graphs and lists on the Internet for what constitutes a correct portion. No matter how healthy the food is, eat too much of it and you do yourself no favor.

SimplyForties October 19, 2010 at 9:09 am

By the way, I hate to expose my ignorance but what’s “taring” and “tare”? I Googled it and couldn’t come up with a definition that seemed to fit.

Kay Lynn October 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Taring allows you to reset the scale to zero weight so you can accurately weigh the ingredients. So I put the bowl on the scale and then press tare to reset the weight to zero so it only will weigh the food.

Who knows where the word came from…

Jen V. October 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I try to replace ingredients for healthier ingredients or add in healthier ingredients to a recipe when I can.

Jen V. October 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

I am an RSS subscriber

Suba @ Wealth Informatics October 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm

My favorite health tip is to use herbs, vinegar or salsa/chutneys instead of the regular salad dressings. Also to make an extra portion when I make my meal and freeze it, instead of buying frozen food.

Suba @ Wealth Informatics October 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I already subscribe to your RSS, I tweeted and will include it in my weekly roundup. I could use this scale 🙂

L D Jones October 20, 2010 at 6:15 am

In baking breads, cakes, etc., I often use unsweetened apple sauce in place of some (up to 1/2) of the oil the recipe calls for. This greatly lowers the fat content. And it’s healthy.

L D Jones October 20, 2010 at 6:19 am

I subscribed via email. Thanks! Great Site!

Money Funk October 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I re-tweeted Wealth Informatic tweet!/WInformatics/status/27879067893 . Favorite healthy cooking tip – what about a non cooking tip? if you eat rawvegan than you are healthy already (high fiber, lots of veggies – totally uncooked). Well, you can heat it but no higher than 118 degrees or its can kill vital enzymes.

Okay, baking tip – use applesauce to cut down butter/oil in a recipe. Um, another thing I do when I do cook: make sure 1/2 plate veggies, 1/4 plate grains, 1/4 meat or protein (beans, tofu, etc…) <–meatless one day a week info for you. 😉

Tina M October 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

I cut the salt in half , use lower-in-fat substitutes such as low fat cheese, salad dressing and evaporated skim milk.

Tina M October 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

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Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black October 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm

You know, my husband was trying to weigh some hamburger patties just the other week before he put them on the grill: he was trying for 1/4 pounders. And when we added up all the patties, their weight fell short of the marked weight on the meat packaging by a few ounces. We decided they must weigh the meat After they package it, and then don’t account for the packaging weight. That was news to us.

Oh, tip? I guess it would be to cook with ingredients, but that’s a no-brainer. Let’s see… When we lived in Italy, I learned exactly How Much olive oil they toss in their pasta after it’s cooked. Olivie oil is so chock-full of good stuff; Americans would do well to use more of it in our cooking.

Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black October 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Oh, I also subscribe via RSS.

Lisa @ Cents To Save October 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I Tweeted! 🙂

Carol October 22, 2010 at 2:47 am

I “saute” veggies in chicken broth instead of oil or butter.

Jolyn@Budgets are the New Black October 22, 2010 at 5:21 am

I just tweeted your giveaway this morning. 🙂

Little Miss Sunshine October 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Add cooked barley to raw hamburger. When you cook it you don’t notice it’s there.

Claire October 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm

My favorite healthy tip is to be aware of portion sizes! I weigh/measure my food to make sure I don’t go overboard 🙂

Diane L October 24, 2010 at 7:25 pm

My tip is to read food labels carefully. It is amazing to see what unhealthy ingredients are hidden in food that you would never expect!

Paulena B October 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

My tip that helps me to eat and cook healthy is to keep fresh fruit and veggies cut up and cleaned so I can just toss them into what I am making.

c.flanigan October 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm

My healthy tip is that there is always cut-up fresh vegetables in our refrigerator. And they are in clear glass containers so no one can miss them when they want a snack.

Tosh October 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Bake, Broil, or Grill is the way to go!

Tosh October 24, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Subscribed via e-mail.

Amy October 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

My favorite healthy cooking tip is to avoid making a dinner that has a lot of “boxed” or already prepared stuff in it; we aim to use as much fresh as possible and if we can’t, then we readreadread the labels carefully. 🙂

Amy October 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Subscribed via RSS feed.

Lynn October 24, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I would love to win this. I am always trying to cook healthy and this would give a good way to weigh out portions for dinner, etc. My healthy cooking tip is to replace some fat in baking recipes with applesauce. It really seems to work and makes pumpkin bread and other baked goods more healthy. Also add some wheat germ or bran fiber to such baked goods.

Paulette October 25, 2010 at 5:36 am

Never eat while cooking! You just add fat and calories to your meal!

Dana October 25, 2010 at 5:53 am

Paulette- good tip! That’s one I have trouble with, for sure! Also, I try to eat on a smaller plate to play tricks on my brain- full plate with less food! It’s silly but it works!

Suz October 25, 2010 at 7:10 am

I have a husband who grew up as a latchkey kid honing his taste buds on processed foods.. SO, since I don’t want to turn every meal into a battle : ) , when I do make his “old favorites,” I add extras that make it a little healthier. Like last night we had Hamburber Helper and I added peas and mushrooms to the stroganoff, and we had a salad (well, some of us did) and fruit for dessert. Thanks, would love to use this scale esp for making bread !

Natalie P. October 25, 2010 at 11:37 am

retweeted on 10/25/10. @princesa82

Jen October 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm

My healthy cooking tip is to bake/grill what I might have cooked in a more unhealthy fashion otherwise!

Kristin October 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm

My tip is to use fresh ingredients instead of boxed or packaged ingredients.

Jennifer C. October 25, 2010 at 8:16 pm

My favorite tip is to try and eat more colors.. You will eat way more fruits and vegetables that way!

Libby October 25, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I like to add puree’d veggies to pasta sauces as a way to sneak in extra servings of veggies for my picky kids.

lizi serrano October 26, 2010 at 9:12 am

my healthy tip is that I use the george foreman grill for everything!!!

L D Jones October 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

I like to use the GFG too … but it’s a pain to clean. Any ideas? LDJ

lizi serrano October 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

signed up for ur emails

lizi serrano October 26, 2010 at 9:14 am
Julie L October 26, 2010 at 9:31 am

My family loves fruit and vegetables so I always make sure we have plenty of that-I have apples sitting out in a bowl, mini carrots, melon, sliced up red pepper slices etc. thanks for the giveaway. I also use a minimum of salt in my cooking

Julie L October 26, 2010 at 9:35 am

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