4 Stars By George Feebold on 2015-12-16
Great Scale for the Price
This is an attractive and accurate scale, and good deal for $12. I wanted a scale with a lighted display that I feel is easier to read than the unlit displays. Mine is accurate within 1-2%, more than adequate for most home cooks, we're not measuring gold here. Note that Etekcity offers free products to those willing to rate them on BTA-MALL. While this may not be illegal, immoral, or fattening, those of us who read these reviews should be aware of this practice (I paid for mine).
3 Stars By Rebecca Bryant on 2016-06-02
Great size, but....argh!
I was really excited for this scale as I am eating low carb and am learning portion control. I do have a larger kitchen scale, but it's so unwieldy to get out every time I wanted to quickly weigh something that I found I never used it. So when Etekcity offered me a chance to review their product for them, I jumped at it due mostly to the size of the thing.
I love the fact that I can just tuck it away right on my counter, and it takes up hardly any space at all. It has functions for grams, ounces, pounds and ounces, so I can choose how I'd like to see the weight displayed. HOWEVER, the display shuts off after only a few seconds! I know the manufacturers wanted to help save battery power, but this is ridiculous. I turned around to get another scoop of whatever to add to the scale, and when I turned back it's gone and shut itself off. I wish I could give this 5 stars as it's a really nice size. But it's frustrating to use, so three stars it is.
EDIT: I got a letter from the seller who informed me that the backlight turns off after 10 seconds, but the display is still there. I checked again, and sure enough, it is. But it is so hard to read I didn't even see it. My opinion of the scale doesn't change.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-08-30
PERFECT. This is the perfect scale for my pour ...
PERFECT. This is the perfect scale for my pour over coffee at work. I can weight out my coffee beans and water by the gram to get the perfect consistency! Easy to use and you can sit your pour over desired container and coffee filter on it and turn it on and it will be at 0, then you can add water and see EXACTLY how many grams you are pouring at a time. This made my coffee SO MUCH BETTER. I will be ordering other things from this Etekcity company, this is the perfect scale and you can't beat the price!
5 Stars By A. Frayser on 2018-01-24
Easy to use and read.
This is so slim and elegant I was surprised by how little space it takes up as opposed to the unit it’s replacing. The batteries came with it, so all we had to do was “plug and play”. Very simple. The thing that I really LOVE about this unit is the display. I’m now at the age, where things are much harder to see than they used to be. This display is brightly lit and the numbers and units are large enough for me to see without my readers! I put a large mixing bowl on top and was still able to see the display with no problems. Moving the bowl did not change the measurement display (my old scale would only give an accurate measurement if the item was dead center on the unit.) It was also very easy to wipe clean and stored perfectly on my shelf by the mixer. All in all I am very happy with this purchase and I’m seriously considering buying another to use for soapmaking.
1 Stars By Edward Tabakin on 2017-12-23
It blanks out too quickly and doesn't register fast enough as it comes out of "quiet" mode
I got the scale primarily to measure my feeding of a sourdough culture, which I keep on the counter and do not refrigerate. The formula I follow is some small amount of starter--10, sometimes 20 grams of that, 33 grams of rye flour, 167 grams of water, 100 grams of regular wheat flour, which gives me 125% hydration. I started the new scale up, and started adding starter to the container. Apparently, I was adding starter too slowly for the delicate little scale, because it went into it's "quite" mode as I got to 9 grams. I kept working. No, adding one more gram of starter did not register. It took another 3 or 4 grams, adding the grams quickly enough, for this delicate little scale to register my work.
This is completely unsatisfactory for me. I use small amounts of starter, and I want a scale that registers my work. This Etekcity scale doesn't do the job I got it for.
5 Stars By rododosea on 2017-07-04
very easy to use
Light, compact, very easy to use. It has a function to cancel the weight of any container the food is on. I found it extremely useful and convenient.
Being using it daily to weigh raw meat for my cats for about two months now I think. Every one of my cats is obviously overweight----except the one who is still struggling to adjust to raw meat----since I kind of eye-measured every meal before buying this scale. And my eyes proved to seriously err on the side of generosity.
But I've digressed. Back to the scale. I've had no problems so far with it and it seems to be sturdy and reliable. It's my first kitchen scale and I'm very happy with it.
5 Stars By C. Diehl on 2017-07-05
Get this scale if you want to see how much you're really eating!
This scale is exactly what I need! It is smaller than I was expecting (about the size of my Kindle), but gets the job done and is very easy to store away when it is not in use. I love the tare feature, especially for measuring out peanut butter. I was shocked to see how much shredded cheese I've been eating...the scale has helped me see why I haven't been losing weight, because my 'eye-ball' measurements are not as accurate as I thought they were. Other reviewers have said the display turns off too quickly but the numbers are still there, it just enters a sleep mode until you add more food. I've had the scale for a little more than a week and so far, I've used it to measure cheese, peanut butter and chicken. I knew my peanut butter measurement would come in higher than I thought, but shredded cheese...I've been guesstimating way low, and found I've actually been eating 6x the amount I was recording in MyFitnessPal!
5 Stars By Eighty One on 2016-04-29
The perfect kitchen scale.
I tested this scale with small calibrated weights, and the scale calculated the 100g with perfect accuracy. Just make sure you center your objects as much as possible, as the scale will be off by a gram or two if the objects are off center.
5 Stars By Ashley McGaffin on 2017-10-01
Compact, User-Friendly, Smooth Look, An All Around Good Buy
I bought this as a little gift to myself and my husband to help us work on portion control, especially with all the chicken we have for our dinners. This scale is compact and it works well. It's not over complicated in any way, instructions are simple to follow, and it allows you to quickly reset the scale if something is already on it so you can measure out liquids or other substances that need to be in a bowl or cup.
It's chic enough to leave out on your kitchen counter, easy to wipe down in case of spills, and small enough to fit in a utensil drawer. Be warned, it is not meant for weighing large quantities of food, although it can bear a lot of weight. There just isn't enough surface area.
5 Stars By Mr. EcoBoost on 2017-07-16
Consistent and precise, uses AAA's which is much cheaper than CR2032's
This scale has great precision and best of all, uses standard AAA batteries. I have another brand kitchen scale that worked great, but used a pair of CR2032 batteries and would go through them like crazy. The AAA's are less expensive and rechargeables can be used instead.
Overall: 5/5 stars