Inexpensive, widely available mass market consumer scale works as well as over-priced Salton 3001
Positive Product Points
Digital scale accurate to 1g, switchable between ounces and grams. 4.4 lbs (~2kg) capacity. Digital tare weight function. Auto shutoff. Easy-to-read screen. Inexpensive.
Negative Product Points
Only accurate to 1g, not 0.1g. Switching between oz ang g is controlled by a toggle switch on the bottom of the unit. Auto shutoff feature is annoyingly quick to activate (turn off the unit). Cheap construction, made in China.
This is an inexpensive, widely available mass market consumer kitchen scale. It measures to 1g accuracy in the almost the entire range, which is adequate for my needs that, at $16.88, shows you exactly how overpriced the ubiquitious Salter 3001 is at more than $40.
A 0.1g scale would be nice, but I'm not expecting anything quite that accurate in this price range. The auto shutoff feature is annoyingly fast to kick-in, leaving you looking at a blank screen in 20-30 seconds, but I find putting my tamper on the scale seems to keep it from shutting off.
WalMart does not (for whatever reason) carry this scale in its stores, at least not around here. Bizarre. Anyway, I ordered this from WalMart.com, got it site-to-store. Site-to-store takes a ridiculous amount of transit time: 7-10 business days on average. (It took 9 business days!). OTOH, you get out of paying shipping without a minimum order. On the gripping hand, you have to deal with WalMart's annoyingly ignorant droids^H^H^H^H^H^Hassociates.