I've tried the all plastic version of this scale and it's definitely worth the upgrade to get steel. Frankly I don't really care what material the surface is made out of (as long as it's easy enough to keep clean). But the buttons on the steel scale are much better than the buttons on the plastic scale. It's a night and day difference in usability. The buttons on the plastic scale do not click. And that combined with the fact that the buttons are on the actual weighing surface make it difficult to tell if your input has been received and if the scale is zeroing properly. This one makes it very clear and it feels much nicer to use.
Aside from the much improved buttons, the SS top is easier to clean as well. This scale is nice and thin and it's easy to throw in a backpack. I wish it took AAA batteries instead of button cell, but I guess that's a tradeoff that comes with the slim size. Zero functionality works great as does unit switching. I personally think it's really dumb that a scale has a ml measurement (it's the exact same reading as grams and is meant to measure ml of water or something water based since water has a density of 1. It will not work accurately for oil or other liquids with different densities from water). So if I had any feedback, it would be that I'd like to see this take AAA and would like to see the ml measurement removed because it's kind of stupid.
I was hesitant about adding yet again another gadget to my kitchen, but as an avid cook I like to hunt for recipes in old books and I have also recently found, that many trendy vegan books have measurements in grams. Occasionally I also bake and many times books call ingredients by weight and Googling conversion quickly gets annoying.
The scale came in time and their packaging was very minimal, easy to open and 100% recyclable. I love that, as my city does not recycle styrofoam. The setup was easy and the instructions incredibly convenient. A quick minute video and all my questions were answered and it was ready to go! Best part? Not wrestling with "should keep or toss the instructions?!" The paperless feature is so ahead compared to other manufacturers, that I wish everyone would follow their model.
The scale is small, sleek, elegant and light, it's the perfect size to tuck it in the corner of a drawer or on top of my cook books. The display size is very much appreciated because I seem to misplace my kitchen reading glasses constantly. The industrial design is very appealing and modern, and the "zero" feature is amazing. It's just absolute perfection. Can't wait to use it to bake my weekly treats!
Very clean looking and simple design. You can't bet the price also. Very easy to clean with no moving buttons. Love the size, small enough to store a way but not to small.
I ordered this scale and completely love it! It's got some great features and the price was very fair. The numbers are easy to read for my bad eyes. The sleek, glass top is very easy to wipe clean. I was surprised that it came with two batteries....one for now and one for later. Sweet! I tested the scale for accuracy and it was perfect, as it should be. Another big plus for me, was that it is easy to store in a kitchen drawer and not take up a lot of room....it's very thin and small. It has up to an 10 kg weight capacity, which is typical for a kitchen scale. (Same as my old kitchen scale) I use my scale mostly for recipes calling for weights rather than measurements. Great for weighing fruits when I make jam. Once you have a kitchen scale, you use it for many things. I even weigh small packages for mailing! It really comes in handy.
For years I used a mechanical scale to weigh my food, and saw no need for an electronic one. However, I recently started counting Macro nutrients, and my nutritionist suggested I might want something with more gradients than the mechanical scale offered. This scale by Greater Goods was inexpensive, so I decided to give it a try. It is wonderfully easy to use, switching readily with the press of a button from oz to grams, and offers liquid measures of ml and fluid oz, as well. It zeroes out readily, with the press of the on/off button...far easier than fiddling around adjusting the screw on a mechanical scale. It cleans with the wipe of a cloth or a run under the faucet. Other reviewers have complained about short battery life: mine came with a spare battery but I have not had to replace the original battery yet, after four weeks of using it several times a day. It appears to be accurate, as well. When I test it by re-weighing something it gives a consistent readout, and it is also consistent with my mechanical scale. It certainly does everything I could ask of a food scale!