Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Salter 5-Pound Microtronic Kitchen Scale, White" and save 73% off the $37.00 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.
Salter 5-Pound Microtronic Kitchen Scale, White
|Price:||$11.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
|You Save:||$25.02 (68%)|
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and .
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- 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
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Special Offers and Product Promotions
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
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
I use it all the time and when it works I love it. But there have been times I've been so frustrated at it not working that I've wanted to chuck it against the wall!
I took it back to exchange it and my new one does the same thing. I read in the directions to hold the "on" button until the screen comes on, I do that and it still acts up.
EDIT: I learned it is the microwave that was causing my problem. If there is a microwave nearby running that somehow interferes with the unit and causes the problem I described above. If my microwave is not running it works like a dream. I think Salter should do a better job of informing the customer of this, like a little insert taped to the top of the item that alerts us to the issue, would have saved me time, frustration and gas. I'm taking off one star as it was a major PITA until I figured this out.
I will never go back to mechanical scales, the added precision and convenience is well worth the extra 15-20 bucks.
But I'm on my second one now, and it's about to be returned too.
First unit kept turning off while I was measuring ingredients, about 15 minutes out of the box.
Second unit also has a tendency to turn off WHILE MEASURING ingredients. Not good. Ever try fishing out baking powder from flour, since your scale turned off while watching the display INCREASE it's measurements?
So, weigh ingredients seperately as a work around. But now the scale won't tare correctly. Goes from zero to 1 to zero to one on a flat surface. And finally it decided to really go bananas and start hunting and pecking all over the range!
It's being returned for yet another replacement, since I need something this weekend... but I believe I'll be ordering up a different unit and returning this one after I get it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like it But Too Pricey to replace the battery! Almost could buy a new one..Published 3 months ago by JP
I've had this scale for 7 or 8 years, and it's been a continual pain. The batteries finally wore out and I was glad to dump it for a new one; I don't know what took me so long. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LindaBee
Works great. Put a plate on it, zero our, then weigh your food accurately. Only thing we got locally to make this easier was purchasing a cheap, clear plate bigger than the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon customer
I've been using this for 5+ years. Works as advertised, light and small.Published 13 months ago by Nitpicker 99
This scale is accurate, easy to use, easy to clean, and extremely versatile. It measures in both ounces and grams (you set your preferred option on each use) and food can be set... Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Marc Cohen
I love this scale! I use it ALL the time. Lightweight and easily stores in my kitchen cabinet for quickly grabbing it when I need it. Easily wipes clean. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Wendy
I love this little scale and have had no problems with it. . . so far. And I've had it for over 5 years. I don't know why people say it's a battery hog. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by K. Samson
I bought this scale less than three years ago, and am somewhat disappointed.
On the plus side:
It's compact, sleek-looking and easy to hang on a nail over the... Read more
scale stopped working soon after I got it-replaced batteries - which are expensive - and it still doesn't work - in the trash it wentPublished on February 27, 2010 by HRK