Easily weigh vegetables, fruits, and more on this ultra-slim kitchen scale. It features four high-precision load cells that provide stability, as well as a large weighing platform. It offers accurate digital readings on an easy-to-view screen....more
I looked for this item locally and came up short of my expectations. I found exactly what I was looking for on overstock.com. Price was great. Delivery was prompt. I used a promo code found on the internet to save even more.
The scale is sleek, accurate to .o1. Zeros out with a single push of a button, so use any container or dish that you have on hand. I use styrofoam because I hate washing dishes. I use this scale to get accurate weights for my weight watchers program. I like the reality of the scale to measure out my portions vs. guest-a-mating. Locally they had a similar scale for ten dollars more and it was black enamel. This matches all our stainless steel and is less than a half inch thick.
from North Palm Beach, FL.,
Aug 25, 2010
I have been using this scale almost daily and am extremely happy with it so far. It was a great price, very lightweight, changes easily between ounces, grams, etc., and is easy to wipe clean. My only (small) complaint is that if you have a bowl or something else that hangs over the edge, the numbers are difficult to see. Other than that, great scale!
I love this scale it is thin and compact so I can fit it just about any where. I use it to weigh out my bread dough and other ingredients I love that it can be tared so you aren't adding the weight of the bowl or what ever you put you ingredient in. over all a wonderful scale definitly happy I bought it.
Scale was purchased for weighing mail and ingredients.
It works well for both purposes, and it seems relatively accurate and precise.
That said, mine does not register light objects (less than .5 oz or a few grams) very well when starting from 0, meaning, when the scale has just been turned on or you have just pressed tare.
I first noticed this when weighing ingredients: I hit tare and added about 10g of the next ingredient, 1 or 2 g at a time, and the scale still read 0. To solve the problem I stopped using tare, and then each gram added was registered by the scale.
I tried a little experiment with large paper clips to see if the same thing happened. 2 large plastic-coated paperclips seem to weigh about 0.1 oz according to this scale. I turned on the scale, let it zero itself, and then added two paperclips at a time. After a while I had a small pile of paperclips and the scale still read 0.0 oz. I removed the paperclips and then the scale read -0.9 oz.
Next, I started by adding an eraser which registered as 0.9 oz. I added 2 paper clips and the scale read 1.0 oz; I added 2 more and it read 1.1 oz; 2 more and 1.2 oz etc.
So, if you are weighing objects half an ounce or heavier then this scale will work great for you any time. However, if you need to precisely measure light objects then you may need to start out by adding a 0.5 to 1 oz object to keep the scale from automatically zeroing out small amounts of weight added little by little.
Please note I may just have received a quirky scale, so if any one else has this WeighMax IKS-5000. I would be interested to see if you have similar results when weighing light objects.
Torned about this product. I have bought a refurbished one at home and it's great so I bought another one for school. Sadly, after 2 weeks, it broke and it intermittently displays. I thought it was the battery so I changed it but it is not the battery. I guess first one was refurbished to a T to make sure it works but brand new one doesn't work as well so it's going back. Love the slick design!
I bought this for our daughter for her birthday after reading the good reviews it had received. She has really enjoyed it. I was so impressed I bought one for our kitchen. It is very accurate and super easy to use. I love it.
I like the slimness of this scale. It doesn't take up much space as I can slip it under my chopping block that has 3/4' inch high feet. The accuracy is right on the money. Easy to wipe clean. The digital numbers are large so you can easily read them. My friend liked it so much, she bought one too. You cannot beat the price. Excellent Value!
The scale is not shutting off when I press the power button. Is there anything I can do? I know it shuts off after 2 min, but it'd be nice to turn it off when I'm done to prolong the battery life.Stephanie on Oct 14, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear your scale is not working properly. You will be contacted by Customer Care for further assistance. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 16, 2014
Thank you for your question and I apologize for the delayed response. The scale top is not removable but it can be easily cleaned with a regular mabu cleaning cloth.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 26, 2013
After how long will it shut off. Can regular AAA batteries or rechargable batteries be used?dtg16 on Sep 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This scale has a power button to ensure you are using battery energy only when in use. Both regular and rechargeable batteries can be used.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 24, 2012
This kitchen scale requires two 1.5-volt AAA batteries. It shuts off automatically, but we do not know how long it will shut off. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 24, 2012
It shuts off in 120 seconds if not in use.illini23 on Jun 24, 2013
Thank you for your inquiry. This scale does come with an automatic shutoff feature, which ensures long battery life. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on May 24, 2012
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