A useful addition to any busy kitchen, this electronic kitchen scale by Salter makes it easy to weigh ingredients--no need to search around for the right-size measuring cup. The countertop unit weighs food up to 11 pounds or 5 kg in 1/8-ounce or 1-gram increments, and ingredients can be weighed directly on the scale's hygienic stainless-steel platform or in a bowl (not included). Simply turn the unit on with a press of the soft-touch button, choose between metric or imperial by pressing the "LB/KG" button, and place the food to be weighed on the platform. Info will automatically be displayed via the unit's easy-to-read angled LCD display, which offers 2/5-inch (10 mm) digits for clear viewing. When finished, the scale shuts off automatically, or it can be turned off manually with a quick press of the "off" button. For added convenience, the scale's removable stainless-steel platform cover cleans up quickly by hand or in the dishwasher. Batteries come included. Slim enough to slip into a drawer, yet sleek enough to leave out on the counter.