Alisa Fleming ~ My old food scale was on the fritz for two years, just barely functioning, but I assumed that all of the digital kitchen scales would have the same issues. Finally, I gave in, and now have a new EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen / Food Scale.
Why didn’t I get a new scale sooner? This is the “baseline” model, but it still has all the features that I love:
Delayed Auto Shut-Off
My now retired food scale (and the one before that) would constantly shut-off when I was in the middle of measuring ingredients, so I would have to start over, and over, and over. So frustrating! The EatSmart does have an auto shut-off, but it lasts 3 full minutes. Plus, when you add more of an ingredient, it seems that the 3 minutes starts over (I was measuring ingredients for a good 15 minutes the other day, and it stayed alive the whole time).
Relatively High Weight Limit
My first food scale had only a 5 lb weight limit, while the second was higher at 10 lbs. The Eatsmart Precision Pro food scale weighs up to 11 lbs. I like the higher weight capability for both heftier kitchen items and small household weighing, like packages.
Buttons that Work
I have been running it through the ringer for 2 months now, and thus far, the easy click buttons are functioning nicely and have a firm audible click (the buttons on my prior food scale only worked half the time).
It includes measurement modes for grams, ounces, kilograms, and pounds. This feature is VERY useful for all of the recipes that I create and test from others.
This is the “budget” model and sells for just $25.00 on Amazon (free shipping!), but has most of the bells and whistles that I need.
I checked out the other EatSmart products, and they offer the following additional kitchen / food scales: