A kitchen scale is a handy item to have around. I’ve used one for years, and was thrilled when I recently won this EatSmart nutrition scale from another blog giveaway. It was better than my old one which only gave me pounds and not ounces. This scale can also be set to grams or kilograms.
I find a scale most useful for dividing up food items that I purchase in bulk. If I buy a big pack of ground beef from BJ’s, I can divide it into one pound packages for freezing. I usually purchase a big bag of shredded cheese or a big block of cheese which I shred in my food processor. I then use my scale to measure out amounts called for in recipes. If you like to follow recipes exactly, it’s great for making sure you are using the right amount of ingredients.
While I don’t use mine this way, food scales are useful if you are dieting and weighing how much you eat. In Europe, people measure flour by weight rather than volume, which they say is more accurate. A kitchen scale can also be used to weigh items you are going to mail.
This scale does not include a bowl, but it has a button for zeroing the scale. Just put any bowl or plate on the scale, zero it, then add the food you are weighing. It’s so simple, and the scale takes up little storage space.
EatSmart is offering their Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale to one winner. It also comes with a Guidebook to Calorie Counting. To enter, you must have a U.S. shipping address. Just leave a comment on this post telling me at least one way you would use the scale. Please provide an email address if you do not have a blog where I can reach you. The giveaway will end at 11:00 p.m. eastern time on Monday, February 22nd.