I actually enjoy using this scale. It has an easy-to-use, intuitive interface and a large number digital display -- a must-have feature for those of us who are over the hill, but couldn't see the hill at the time. My prior Salter scale sold me on Salter for life, but it had a lot of features I didn't need, like automatic calorie counting. Really, who wants to know?!
This model seems to have one drawback, and I leave it to the prospective buyer to decide for themselves whether this is an issue: It is sensitive only to the 2-gram level. For example, if the recipe calls for 341 grams of flour, you must either settle for 340 or 342. The precision appears to go no further. Does one gram this way or that way truly matter?
The scientific answer is yes, but only rarely so. For measuring out small quantities, like 2.6 grams of yeast, I use a Salter pocket-sized scale that is also very accurate, travels well, and best of all, has a one decimal place display when weighing in grams. This scale, surprisingly, has no such sensitivity, so no decimal places. That is the one feature I had hoped it had that wasn't there. Unfortunately, the descriptions for the Salter kitchen scales shown on Amazon, across the board, are deficient in details most serious home bakers really want to know: One such feature is, "Does it have decimal places below one gram?"
In the end, I chose this scale for its versatility, reasonably small footprint, and ease of use. By the way, orders for this scale are fulfilled by Amazon, and whether these scales have been sitting around too long or whatever, mine was delivered with a dead battery. I had to go out and get a $1.79 Lithium at my local hardware store. Otherwise, this scale would be ready to go right out of the box. No fussing, calibrating, or assembly required.
Andiamo a la cucina!
A. C. Dittmann