About

Display pulls away from base to prevent shadowing from large plates or bowls

Convenient indicator displays how much capacity is left on the Scale

Zero function allows for zeroing Scale before adding additional ingredients

Measures in 1/8-oz (imperial) and 1-g (metric) increments for greater accuracy

Easy-to-read, large display numbers

Platform can be removed and washed by hand only

Thin profile allows for easy storage

2 AAA batteries included

  • Type: Kitchen scale
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Made In: China
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Dimensions: 8" x 5-3/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Composition: Plastic base and platform
  • Manufacturer: OXO International
  • Other versions: Good Grips Scale with Pull-Out Display, 11-pound capacity
  • Product number: 1157100

Ambitions

Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ

Utility/Quality

Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere

Summary

Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Which do we nag about more – instant-read thermometers or kitchen scales? No matter. You should have both. We use this scale every day.

Weigh items directly on the platform, on a plate, or in a bowl. The scale measures in 1/8-ounce and 1-gram increments and the platform can be removed for cleaning. The zero button offsets the weight of the container or sets the weight back to zero so you can measure additional ingredients as you add them.

One benefit is that the scale is small and flat, so it takes up little room in your kitchen. This could cause a problem, though, if you place a large plate or bowl on top as a weighing platform. What if your plate is so big that it covers the scale’s readout? OXO comes to the rescue by making the display detachable, tethered by a 3-inch cable, which almost certainly will allow you to pull the display beyond the edge of the plate so that you can see the weight in question.

The scale has a 5 pound weight limit, which is probably enough for most people in most cases. A weight indicator shows the capacity left on the scale before maximum capacity is reached. But if what you’re weighing is a few pounds, and the bowl you are measuring into is a few pounds, you may get an error message. If you routinely cook in large quantity, you might want to consider a 10- or 11-pound scale.

Batteries are included.