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Kitchen scale counts calories for you

The Cesto by Escali integrates a nutritional tracker into a scale.

Calorie counter.

Scales are handy little things to have around the kitchen. One can weigh ingredients for baking and always be assured of the exact amount. Flour is notorious for volumetric trickery, so for baking, weight-based measurements are the way to go. The same can be said about a whole host of other ingredients, but when it comes to the actual scale, there is no reason they can't do a little more.

The Cesto by Escali is a scale that brings more to the table. In fact it brings more to wherever you would like it to go. Dubbed a "Portable Nutritional Tracker," the thin device measures 8.75 inches by 6.25-inches across. While the portability of anything larger than a phone may be debatable, the scale does have functions for measuring a variety of nutritional information including: calories, sodium, protein, fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol or fiber.

Knowing how much something weighs and what's in it is a pretty good way to keep track of multiple aspects of a diet. With an easy-to-use interface and an uncluttered design, the usefulness of this scale is apparent. Add a modern styling and the scale becomes even more attractive--no matter where you decide to use it.