Our 13# Stainless Steel Scale is compact and durable with a sensor plate accurate to 0.05 oz. This scale is perfect for kitchen, office and hobby use. The scale features a removable stainless steel platform, a digital display and easy touch buttons. A professional scale for the small business or home hobbyest. This scale is particularly useful for accurately measuring the smaller quantities of ingredients to make lotion, no more estimating! Measures in units of ounces, pounds, gram, or kilograms.
I've been using this scale for a few months now and I haven't had any problems with it. It's pretty simple but it's good for the price.
I find this scale easy to use when weighing out oils for soap making. However, when I use it for weighing out essential oils or fragrance oils in small quantities (under 2 oz) the digital reading always stays at 0 (zero). I then have to take my container off the scale, put a different container on, tare to zero and try again. Sometimes this works during the first switch out. But most times I have to repeat this process 2 or 3 times before the scale will give a measurement. Just last night I was trying to measure out 3 grams of a powder. After switching containers/ taring 3 times the scale finally read 3 grams but before I could move the container the reading went to 0. It kept fluctuating between 3 grams and ) grams. I'm not even sure if it gave the correct measurement but I used the amount anyway. It's just a huge waste of time but since this is the only scale I currently own I must go through this process to make soap. I will be shopping around for a better scale.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Krista! I'm sorry this scale wasn't your favorite. In our tests and recipes, we found it measured small quantities well. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
This scale does fine with weighing solids where you quickly add a lot to the tray, but is not as good with weighing liquids and therefore with weighing finished lotion into bottles. It seems to constantly tare and just absorb the weight into the tare weight and remain at zero unless you add the liquid very quickly. Now that I know this, I've adjusted my technique to start out very quickly and taper off once I'm close to my desired weight. Also, I wish the automatic shut-off wouldn't work while it's plugged in. I've had it turn off midway through weighing when I have a lot of weighing to do.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Melanie! I'm sorry this scale wasn't your favorite. In our tests and recipes, we've found this scale measures liquids well, as seen in this How to Throw a DIY Sugar Scrub Party + Recipe post. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
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