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Salter 5-Pound Microtronic Kitchen Scale, White
List Price: $37.00

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Product Description

An electronic kitchen scale with a high-precision strain-gauge weight sensing system, digital 0.4"H LCD display, Imperial/metric conversion switch, low battery indicator, and auto shut-off. A simple-to-use tare system allows you to deduct container weight and quickly zero out for multiple ingredient measuring. Weigh directly on the platform or use with a bowl.
5 lb/2 kg capacity with 1/8 oz/1 g precision for weights up to 2? lb/1 kg and 1/8 oz/2 g precision for heavier weights.
Includes replaceable long-life lithium batteries. 10 year guarantee.

English manufacturer Salter understands that the best cooking requires impeccable standards in precision. A slight measurement difference between two and four ounces of minced jalapeno pepper in a recipe can mean disaster. To avoid such mishaps, Salter created this microtronic scale. With its compact size and simple design, users profit by easy storage whether on a countertop or a drawer.

The scale features a round 5-3/4-inch diameter plate upon which to place ingredients. Its careful construction maintains standards in both appearance and flavor, combating residual stains and flavors from previous use. With a handy conversion switch, ingredients may be measured in either the metric or imperial system, enabling cooks to prepare recipes from overseas without rummaging for a calculator. The scale handles quantities weighing up to 5 pounds, marked by the LCD display in 1/8-ounce increments. For the metric system mode, the scale measures with 2-gram increases with up to 2 kilograms capacity. For measurement with bowls or other containers, users need only place the empty container on the scale and press the power button to set the measurement to zero for isolated ingredient weights. The scale also features an automatic zero setting and shutdown, extending the long life of the replaceable lithium batteries. For the best care, wipe down the scale with a damp cloth or a gentle cleanser. Batteries are included with this scale. Salter offers a ten-year warranty on this product. The scale measures 6-3/4 by 7-1/2 by 1-1/2 inches. --Jessica Reuling

  • Compact microtronic kitchen scale for weights up to 5 pounds; from English manufacturer Salter
  • Round, 5-3/4-inch diameter scale surface combats residual stains or flavors
  • A conversion switch enables users to chose the metric or imperial system; 1/8-ounce or 2-gram increments provide greater precision
  • Add-and-weigh capability; low battery indicator; LCD display; automatic shutdown; batteries not included
  • The scale measures 6-3/4 by 7-1/2 by 1-1/2 inches; Salter offers a 10-year guarantee on this product

Customer Reviews:

  • does what it does
    Good inexpensive scale that works fine, is easy to store, and is easy to use....more info
  • coolest gadget for the diet conscious
    i read all the reviews for all the kitchen scales here on amazon, and ultimately bought this one. am i ever glad. it is as lightweight as i someday hope to be, simple to use, convenient to store (i, too, hang it on the wall next to my food prep area) and, in two words, most elegant. after a little practice, you can begin to estimate the weight of things you regularly consume; for those new or less-often-eaten foods, it's right at hand. this is the scale to get if you're in the market for one....more info
  • Salter 2001 5# Kitchen Scale
    This scale does everything they say it will do. I am very pleased with it. I use it all the time. It really helps with loosing weight. ...more info
  • Figured I would "weigh" in on the subject
    I really like this scale. It is great for ensuring the correct portion size for my food. It is amazing how much we wrongly estimate portion size....more info
  • Major Upgrade from Our Old Scale
    This scale is small, inexpensive, attractive and fun to use. My old kitchen scale was total junk compared to this. Look no further, this scale is perfect for its intended use. Accurate to 1/8th of an ounce. Much better and easier to use and read then our previous scale which is going to the Good Will. ...more info
  • Died after 6 months of light use
    I used to own this scale -- not bought from Amazon, fwiw -- and it died on me after 6 months of very light use. One day it just wouldn't turn on. I bought replacement batteries, which didn't help. So now I'm the proud owner of 4 perfectly good extra CR2032 batteries (I salvaged the two packed with the scale before chucking it.)...more info
  • Great for Gourmets, Bakers and Portion Weighers
    I've owned four different food scales over the years and this one is my favorite. It is easy to use and the display is large. You can change it from grams to ounces without having to reweigh the item. It measures small amounts accurately, something lesser quality scales have a hard time with. The only negative is that the plastic has some raised portions, making it harder to clean if you spill liquids or tomato sauce on it. If you are working with a messy recipe or a child who is learning portion control, you may want to put the scale in a plastic bag. ...more info
  • Broke after a year
    It was great while it worked, but it only worked for a year. No explanation.
    It gave an error message and that was that!...more info
  • It's a fine little scale.
    This scale is purfect for the the weight watchers among us. It's easy to use and takes up no space in the kitchen. Easy to weigh in ounces or grams. I like it. ...more info
  • Great Kitchen Scale for the price!
    This scale was a great buy for me. I paid 30 dollars for it and that was a great price for what I use it for.

    I am a bodybuilder and nutrition buff and when I decided to beef up my nutrition plan by monitoring my food intake more closely, I chose this kitchen scale. The reason I chose the scale is because of it's ability to weigh and tare up to 5 lbs.

    This scale has been very helpful in monitoring my food ingestion. Another user commented that the scale sometimes randomly jumps around producing random numbers. I found that this problem was caused by having a cell phone active too close to the scale. The radiation the cell phone emits produces a voltage to the weight sensor and the short spurts produce random readings on the digital readout. This is funny, but the cause is not the scale, but your high radiation phone (usually motorolas) A quick fix is to just move your phone to the other side of the room while you weigh. (This is the same kind of thing as when your screen flickers sometimes if the cell phone is ringing, except the screen flickering is a sensor inside the scale.)

    The scale is not 100% accurate, as it is 30 dollars, but it is VERY close. a 1-2g margin for error is not that much, when you are weighing foods for calorie or sugar content. Also, I love that I can place my blender on the scale, nearly full to the brim of fruit, and still tare and weigh more.

    IN SHORT: This is a good buy and worth the money!...more info
  • I really use it!
    The thing I like the most about this is the ability to put a container on it and set it to 0 so you are only weighing what is in the bowl. I even use it for checking letters that seem a bit over the 1 oz. I like this very much....more info
  • Very well made
    I bought this as a replacement and I find it is well made and works as advertised....more info
  • Great scale for dieters weighing portions
    Salter 5-Pound Microtronic Kitchen Scale, White

    This little scale does a great job in the kitchen for either weight control portions or for cooking. It is accurate and does exactly what it is supposed to do. I ordered one for myself and one for my daughter. There is however, one not use it near a microwave while the microwave is operating because the weight will appear to jump around. You may think the scale is broken but it isn't. I have had one for years and never noticed this problem but my daughter did. It is worth this little inconvenience in my opinion and I gave it 5 stars....more info
  • Good for everyday use.
    I find we are weighing more now than ever before.
    With this handy scale right on the counter, it makes it easy to keep our portions in line.
    Great for the teenagers learning how to cook and not being able to tell what the measurement is just by looking.
    So far we haven't found anthing we don't like about it.
    Would (and probably will) buy again (for gifts)....more info
  • Accurate and usefull
    I love this scale. It is thin and fits into a kitchen drawer on top of some utensils I don't use very often. It is accurate and easy to use. I like the fact that it turns itself off so I don't have to worry about turning it off after use or the batteries wearing out. I am truly surprised how many uses I have for this scale. ...more info
  • Great little scale
    We have used this scale for several years--It's been great for weighing mail for postage, for weighing clay in the studio, and for weighing food. I broke my first one, either by putting something way too heavy on it, or when it dropped off the counter. But I have loved it so much, I am reordering the same scale again.
    Jan...more info
  • Kitchen Scale
    It is a good scale, I would have bought the weight watchers scale it was about the same price. It has kg and lb. The only thing I dont care for is it always starts out on kg. Oh well...more info
  • Perfect except . . .
    I love my Salter scale and highly recommend. As others have said, it is compact, easy to store and to operate. I've been using for almost three years and have not had to replace the battery.

    My one quibble - the readout is dim. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish fractions - 3/8 or 5/8 - in less than bright light. ...more info
  • Great Scale
    This scale has a great surface area, easy to use, can change from grams to ounces with just the push of a button. There is a metal piece that covers the scale that you remove for easy cleaning. I love this scale!...more info
  • Quit working after six months!!!
    I loved this scale at first. Then, after about six months it started showing an "error" message whenever I tried to zero it. I let it sit up in the cabinet for several months until I could remember to pick up some new batteries, and started using my manual one. I rejoined Weight Watchers and decided to start using the digital scale once again. After replacing the batteries, it would not come on at all. Both my husband and I tried putting the batteries in and it still wouldn't come on. I was so disgusted with the thing that I just threw it in the trash. Would not recommend it to anyone! A total waste of money! Look elsewhere for a scale!...more info
  • Small Scale
    Excellent. Accurate & easy to use. Use it for weighing very light weight balsa model airplanes weighing less than 8 oz....more info
  • Great Scale
    I was using a cheap dial scale for a few weeks, and leaning down each time to see if I was at one or two ounces was very frustrating. I love this scale because there's no question if I'm at 1 oz or 1 1/4 oz. It give a very precise measurement.

    I also love that you can zero out the scale. I use this feature all the time, especially when making salads or wraps. It saves me extra dishes that I was using to measure each ingredient. Instead, after I add the turkey, I zero it out and add the cheese. It's so simple a child could do it. It's very helpful since I've been doing Weight Watchers and am trying to really watch my portion size and be aware of how much I'm eating.

    The sleek and small design is perfect. I hang it on a nail under my cabinet in the keyhole in the back of the scale so it's easily accessible but out of the way.

    Overall, it's a great scale for the price. I've had it for about a month now with no complaints. If I had to do it all over again, I'd buy the same scale. ...more info
  • A little too helpful. . .
    Overall this is a fine scale. One "convenient" feature is an auto zero function. If the scale has been tared and the tare weight removed, rather than displaying a negative weight, the scale automatically re-zeros. This may be handy most of the time, but sometimes it's a pain. With my old scale, I could tare a partially filled bowl, remove the bowl from the scale, add more goodies, and place it back on the scale to determine the weight of the additional material. That doesn't work with this scale--it rezeros when a tared weight is removed....more info
  • Great for cooking and Weight Watchers
    I love this compact, flat little scale. Living in a very small city apartment with a tiny kitchen, I hang the scale on the wall when I'm not using it -- it has a key-hole shaped hole in the back so it goes right on a wall hook. That keeps it where I can find it in an instant and its low profile means it doesn't protrude when hanging.

    Especially great is its simple control design. One button turns it on and zeroes it out. I can put any container on it, such as a bowl, a cup, a measuring pitcher, or a sheet of waxed paper or a paper towel, press the on/zero button and then add the ingredient I'm weighing until I get the desired amount.

    One thing I really like is the other button that toggles between grams and ounces. These days, nutrition information on foods is given in set portions on the package -- and the portion size is always accurately given in grams. Therefore, when following the Weight Watchers program and I've decided how much of some dry ingredient I want to consume, I can determine the portion size in grams and weigh it accurately. That's true for something like a frozen dessert -- the weight of a portion of ice cream, for example, reduced fat or otherwise, is easy when spooning it into a bowl on this scale, but to measure 1/2 cup by volume is difficult, and approximate to begin with.

    Some other, similar, scales, have a grams/ounces slide switch on the bottom and that makes switching back and forth between grams and ounces a chore. This one does it with one touch.

    With recipes, if the weight of dry ingredients is given in ounces or grams, it's way easier and more accurate to weigh them than to try to measure them by volume and this scale makes that process a breeze.

    This scale also works perfectly for weighing outgoing mail to determine extra postage.

    The scale has a time-out feature that turns it off after a short period of non-use. So you don't have to turn it off when you're done -- in 30 seconds it will shut itself off. If you're weighing some ingredients, each addition of weight will keep it on, so rarely will it time out during use.

    Battery life is lengthy -- I've had mine for almost two years and the batteries are still working. I use it all the time and couldn't be happier with the product.

    ...more info
  • A Fragle Device!
    Digital kitchen scales are kind of like microwave ovens - once you experience them, you'll never be without one. And when this particular one is working, it's a wonderful thing. But I found it to be rather touchy. You must be very careful not to bang it around on your counter while using it - mine eventually went belly-up due to a drop of 8"! God forbid you should drop it on the floor.

    That said, mine did last the better part of two years, which I suspect is well above the average life, and that's just not right. But if you buy one of these, I'd advise that you not expect it to last a lifetime, or spring for a sturdier model. Perhaps the bugs have been worked out by now, and the technology improved - just be forewared, this is a fragle device!
    jm...more info
  • Very good scale
    The scale is light and won't take much space.
    It switch between g/oz in one button. Very easy to use....more info
  • Absolutly Wonderful!!!
    Love this product. It has made life that much more easy to weigh things for Weight Watchers. It is conveniently stored on my wall, and with the feature of switching from grams to ounces, and the option of zeroing the scale with every new ingredient, it is very accurate! I would definitely recommend this product to everyone!!!...more info