It’s almost swimsuit season, a time I dread each year. I love the warm weather and having fun outdoors but after a long winter filled with “hearty” (read this as fattening) foods, my thighs look as if they have exploded. I needed to redo my diet and fast. I knew I needed to practice portion control but I never know exactly how much to measure. Let’s face it, those meat servings the size of the palm are different for everyone. This year I thought measuring my food might help me avoid the pitfalls of portion control. I received the new Eat Smart Elite Digital Kitchen Scale for review and was ready to try it the moment it arrived.
This scale has a sleek silver design that would fit in with almost any kitchen décor. It’s thin enough to be left on the counter or stored in the cabinet without taking up much space and it’s simple to use. That’s a big plus for me because I am not a morning person. If the scale required a lot of thought and energy it wouldn’t be used during my breakfast preparation. The two button technology makes it easy to measure a bowl of cereal, fruit or oatmeal.
The scale runs on four AAA batteries, which were included in the package. I liked the large, brightly lit back screen that made it easy for me, even with my befuddled morning brain, to see the measurements. One thing I especially liked was the measurements were available in ounce & pound as well as gram and kilogram. Since I have no metric measuring utensils this makes it simple for me to translate recipes requiring those units. Since I am forgetful when I am in a hurry, I appreciate the three minute auto-turnoff, saving me from coming back home to find my batteries are dead.