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The scale measures okay, but when I measure out my coffee to 7.5 grams. I get varying measure by 0.5 grams when measuring the same exact pile of beans. I can tare out the ramekin I use to hold my beans. I put in a scoop and remove or add beans to get my measure. It will suddenly shift to another measure, for example. 8 to 7 grams and when adding back the beans I removed it will not shift until I put all the beans back. Part of the problem is its rated accuracy is within 0.2 grams. but for most people, this is not a problem. For me it is an annoyance. It just not sensitive enough for my needs.
Looks nice on my counter and works well with lots of conversion options, but it's hard to read. the light blue on blue is just difficult at best. It's compact, but I find that my plate/bowl/etc is always covering the screen making it even harder to read.
You also cannot take the glass off, so its very difficult to clean.
It's decent for a basic scale to quickly weigh individual items but is difficult to use for precision or multiple items. When weighing items by adding the item slowly there is a lag time so you'll continue adding without the display registering the item and then it will register all at once and you'll be past the weight you were trying to reach. The display time-out is too short and it only stays on if you are pushing buttons, not weighing things resulting in it shutting off as you're adding ingredients.
it is slow to respond. maybe I'm too used to type on ipad and iphone everything else does not seem to respond as quickly .....so maybe it is me... it is not the scale. anyway i will keep this because it does well with moderate weight items (apples, oranges, fruits, flour, sugar for baking) and heavier. however is not accurate at all when it comes to small qtys (few grams). I use low quantities of yeast for baking (1gram or 2 grams) and you cant count on this scale for that purpose. measurements are allover the place. repeated attempts at weighing same small amounts of salt or yeast gave different result. sometimes does not register anything until it gets to 5 grams. nothing happens if you slowly add grains of salt on the scale plate and then suddenly you are at 5 or 6 grams. need to find a scale that can do this efficiently. I have been looking with no luck. also I wish it would keep the weight on display after the item is removed but no, AND it shuts down too quickly. on a more positive note: it is a good looking object, occupies very little space and if you use it to weigh your food you will find it very functional.
My son in law has been using it for a long time now. It is accurate and works BUT the down sides: turns itself off way too quickly and only goes to .1 oz. He wants .01oz. Other than that, it is a good little scale.
Pros: the scale is stylish, easy to clean, easy to use, the display is easy to read, and the scale is accurate (I tested it with a block of butter, which weighs 1 pound).
Cons: I received the scale 2 weeks ago and I have used it for a total of no more than 30 minutes (average of 5 minutes each time), however, the scale's display is already showing low on battery! I like the scale and I want to keep it, but I may have to return it because of extremely short battery life.
I use there for weighing out cat food accurately and for several months I was pleased with it.. Then the feet began to fall off which compromises the accuracy, so I had to fashion some out of other materials, and now it is difficult to even turn on .... and it's NOT the battery. While i am aware it costs only $10, that's going to run $20 a year
I mainly use this scale for my pour-over V60. The scale has only 0.5 resolution and I have found that it is quite insensitive to the small weight change. For example, if I add a few beans trying to hit 15g, it may still stay at 14.5g unless I took out the whole cup and re-weight it and it may jump out to 15g.
It also has quite a bit drift when I put my mug on it for pour over. It may drift up to 2~3g in the first minute or two. I can get by with using it but will not call it a good scale at all.
This scale has potential. Unfortunately its potential doesn't benefit me in preparing coffee. How to fix it?
- change the .5g resolution to .1g. It is really a pain, and contributes to the overall sluggish feel of the unit. - change the touch sensitive buttons to flush tactile buttons. The existing buttons respond the same to weighing and cleaning. - lower the glass surface. Stuff just gets under it. - redesign the sensors? Placing four sensors toward the corners may increase the responsiveness.
I really like the look, and love the idea of the company that cares. If you guys can design a good coffee scale (accurate, liquid-resistant, timer included) I'd definitely try it out! As it is though this unit doesn't serve my purpose, and I can't return it without getting dinged for shipping.