What Is the Best Food Scale for a Single Person?


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The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is the number one rated food scale on Amazon, earning 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 7,000 customer reviews. It has high ratings from customers on Best Buy and Walmart's websites. The small size makes it to portion ingredients for one.

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The EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale is an affordable, lightweight food scale that's compact and easy to operate. It has a useful tare feature to subtract the weight of a plate or container, and measures in four units: grams, ounces, kilograms and pounds. It has a weight capacity of 11 pounds.

It received a favorable review from About.com, which describes the scale as affordable, reliable and handy for weighing ingredients or for managing portions. The review also indicates that its light 13-ounce weight makes it seem flimsy, but it doesn't appear to affect the performance.

The Precision Pro was described as a good buy for most consumers in a review by Honest Cooking. The review also indicates the highlights of the product are the three-minute auto turnoff feature, easily replaceable AAA batteries and the companion Calories Factor book which helps portion control and calorie counting easier for users. Negative aspects include that the LCD display is blocked when using a large container and the display readout only features decimals and no fractions.

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