Complementing kitchens with stainless steel appliances, this simple yet modern scale is so cleanly designed that the entire top surface is the weighing platform. Measuring 7-1/2 inches square by 1 inch in height, the slim scale slips neatly into a drawer or cupboard or even stores verticallybut its attractive enough to leave out on the counter. Food and other items can be weighed in a bowl or directly on the stainless-steel platform, which hygienically resists staining and flavor carry-over between weighings. The add-and-weigh function conveniently allows different ingredients to be added one after the other into the same bowl by pushing the on button in-between each ingredient. Measurements read digitally in precise 1/8-ounce increments for the first 5 pounds, then in 1/4-ounce increments up to 11 pounds. When switched to metric, the scale weighs in 2-gram increments up to 2 kilograms, then 5-gram increments up to 5 kilograms. Like all of Salters electronic kitchen scales, this one features a high precision strain-gauge weight sensing system, low battery indicator, and auto zero function. Salter includes two long-life lithium batteries and covers the scale with a 10-year warranty. --Ann Bieri
Salter's model 1004 with its highly popular solid state styling, has a stainless steel surface that can be used with a bowl or weigh directly onto the platform plus the add n weigh feature. The surface is resistant to staining or flavor carry-over and has a large 11mm, easy to read LCD. With a 10 year warranty, long life lithium battery this scale has an Excellence in Housewares Award Winning Design.