|EES1007: Features: -Digital nutrition scale. -Calculate calories, carbs, fiber, sodium, fats, vitamin K and six other nutrients from thousands of packaged and 999 whole foods. -Memory mode which saves upto 99 entries for daily or weekly tracking. -Eliminate the weight of a plate. -Auto power off. -Includes 4 AAA batteries and a guidebook on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Specifications: -Silver finish. -Glass construction. -Capacity: 11 lbs. -EatSmart provides 2 years warranty. -Overall dimensions: 2" H x 7.5" W x 9" D.|
Nice try but not quite.9/21/2010
I was hopeful that I could use this scale to evaluate the nutritional values for some of my recipes. When I received the unit I was quite excited. The first challenge was my pizza crust recipe. I place a bowl on the scale, tare to zero and add my first ingredient. Whole wheat flour. Enter food code for whole wheat flour. I save the data to memory and tare again. Next, sugar. I don't see sugar on the food code list. I check again. Nope, not there. There is eel, octopus etc. but no sugar or baking powder etc. I have to manually calculate the values for these ingredients and add them in by hand. This is a giant oversight. A diabetic needs to closely monitor sugar intake. This scale wobbles on a flat surface. A $70 scale shouldn't wobble. The display if difficult to read. You have to be at the exact right angle and there is no backlight. Cheap. While this scale is useful, it just doesn't quite cut the mustard. Also not on the food code list.
Great "Personal Nutritional Helper"!!11/13/2008
What a great tool for anyone either working on their weight or having nutritional restrictions of any type! The ability to figure the nutritional value of any food -instead of having to rely solely on a pre-set list- is one of its greatest features. Amazing how different the totals are when you actually weigh your "approx. 11 chips" worth of junk food. According to the label they should give you, say, 15g of fat. In reality, that can range from 12g to a whopping 20g, depending on the size of the chips/bits you pick out of the bag. There are a couple of reasons not to give it a solid 5, though I'd have gone for a 4 1/2, if possible: 1) In a kitchen that is not super-brightly lit, a bowl or plate overhanging the digital display makes it hard to read the results. If the light is not shining at just the right angle, you cannot read the numbers. This could easily be solved by a slightly back-lit display, or -even better- a button which would "lock" the display; by "locking", I mean that it would freeze the display at the last item weighed, even though you remove the item. If that tech detail is added, please make it so that, even though the item is "locked", it does not fully lock the display, but lets you still rotate among the various nut. values/screens for that item (if the scale was in Normal mode, obviously.) 2) Another slight inconvenience: I'd love to be able to add up all the Nut. Values of all the items I am preparing. That is, if I am making a salad and counting calories or fat, I'd love to be able to put a bowl on the scale, add lettuce, measure the calories; add tomatoes, add those calories to the total, add the olive oil, add those calories.... etc, etc. This would turn it into the single most powerful and complete nutritional tool on the market. I'd pay more for this ability, of course. The company could still continue to offer the basic scale as is now, and then offer another, higher end one, with the above mentioned features. 3) The absolutely ultimate scale, the "One-and-Only-Wet-Dream-Nutritional Scale" would have a nifty little slot for a USB thumbdrive; This way, I could transfer all the data from my Super-Duper-Whhammodyne Scale to my computer, to an equally impressive and superb program, which would keep track of my daily, weekly... etc intakes. But that is just a dream, I know..... why would anyone give us all we need in just one product, when we can just buy 3 or 4 items to have sit on our counters & desks?
Much better than the Salter 145011/12/2008
So I had initially bought the Salter 1450 on the recommendation of a friend on an internet message board. While the scale worked fine, the database of foods was impractical (lots of packaged/junk foods) for somebody trying to maintain health with diabetes. Additionally, the search functionality (scrolling through) took more time than it was worth and just created headaches for me. My local diabetes center recommended the EatSmart to me, and so far i have been thoroughly impressed. Seems to be a much more "professional" approach to this scale, with a database tailored specifically to whole foods and an easy to use interface. Best of all, the nutrition facts calculator is an additional feature that allows me to monitor net carbs with any packaged foods i happen to eat (this can be done with any food, so I make my own healthy 100 calorie snacks!) It also sits nicely on my kitchen counter and looks aesthetically pleasing, unlike the Salter that looked like a laptop and I was ashamed to have around. EatSmart was a little cheaper too so i saved a few bucks. Highly recommended
This is a wonderful product. I am using mine for weight loss purposes and this is a great tool. For example, I used to put cheese on my egg-beaters omlette. When I measured the cheese and looked at the nutrient counters I was floored by the calories in shredded cheese. Needless to say I switched to low fat, low calorie cheese. I wouldnt have realized this without the scale, and kept on piling the cheese on my omlettes. It is very accurate and a great investment for the person that wants to know what they are really consuming.