Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, 11 lb 5 kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

 Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale

Equipped with 4 high precision sensors to give you accurate weight all the time; 5kg/11lb capacity, 0.01oz/1g division, Perfect for baking, cooking, postage and jewelry
Stainless Steel Platform Design: Designed with a sleek stainless steel platform and anti-fingerprint technology for easy cleaning and maintenance
User-Friendly: A precise TARE function can reset the current weight on the scales to zero, quick unit conversion, Volume Measurement Supported, violet backlit display and low battery indication
Petite Design: No more fuss or clutter necessary; Made for easy storage and lightweight portability
The scales switch off after 2 minutes of inactivity if you forget to turn them off or your hands are all gooey with food; Meet CE/ROHS certification; 2 x AAA batteries included;1 Year Warranty by Etekcity

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There are some screw-ups somewhere, like replacing some reference design with less sensitive, less accurate sensors! Or, it looks silly to display only even grams if your sensor resolution is 2 g. So if you need a resolution of 1g and less, for making lotions or weighing spice, this is probably not for you. I use it mainly for weighting rice and spaghetti so that's very sufficient. If the amount I weight is within 10g, I don't waste time to adjust the amount, because it's much less than a mouthful.

I tested the scale for linearity and it passed. With the zero / tare button, it doesn't matter if you have a heavy container or no container, the amount you want to weight is the same (limited to the resolution of the scale).

The good thing about this scale is that it has four sensors at the corners instead of the usual single sensor in the middle. I had a sharper image digital scale that is a digitalized version of the analog scale. It is well made, a lot of metal, fused with quality glass, and then some screws, but the central platform and the column that support it finally collapsed. I opened it and fixed the screws but it won't last long because of the complicated design. This one virtually has no "moving" parts. The sensors support the whole weighing surface and allow you to put any container on top without the need for centering.

The bonus of this scale is that it is thin and flat. You can still open the microwave door with the scale right in front of it.

The multi-function buttons are also of good designs. There are only two buttons. But you can tare / zero out the scale with the push of a button, and also change the unit with a single press. The sharper image for example, you have to turn it off and then turn it back on to tare. But to turn it off you need to hold the button for 2 sec or more, and then wait for it to turn on. It's really silly when I need to weight noodles into different bowls.

The steel looking top is at best a thin metal skin, with a coating on top and support under. But the whole thing is light weight and highly portable.