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8.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches
Grocery & Gourmet Food
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2 AA batteries required. (included)
May 5, 2003
– July 30, 2021
Received a white kitchen scale made of cheap plastic with model number WH-B05, NOT the actual Escali product. If I’m paying $50 for a digital scale, I expect the original and not some cheap knockoff.
Mr J F Cruickshank
– July 31, 2021
Based upon the reviews I purchased this product. On arrival and inspection I decided to return the product as it was no better or worse than a Salter unit I already owned and was considerably cheaper to purchase. I declined to return the product as I had to pay for postage and a re-stocking fee. Apparently this is due to the fact it came from the USA. So it now sits along side my original Salter digital scales. Build quality, ease of use, durability all comparable. In summary Buyer Beware you can buy alternatives for a fraction of the cost!
– August 4, 2021
Scale is consistent and accurate. I’m happy with it. Because I don’t trust the finish/paint, I won’t put any food directly on the scale & will always use a container.
Accuracy: Used a 1 gram calibration weight I bought via Amazon; the scale showed 1 gram for the weight.
Consistency: I re-weighed different objects multiple times (keeping the scale on, turning it off & on, etc.) and each object’s weight was consistent.
Scale is very light and outside material is plastic. Mine is chrome-colored. There are no removable components from the scale – the entire scale is a single piece. e.g. the round top where you place things you want to weigh is not removable; if something spills on it, you just wipe it. This means you can’t just a piece of it in the dishwasher; you have to just simply wipe the scale. It also means that the cleaning is easy – there aren’t any nooks and crannies that are tough to get spills out.
The round top where you weigh things has a chrome finish/paint that looks and feels like something I wouldn’t want to put food directly on (will it chip? what’s the finish/paint made of?). I asked the manufacturer (escali) & they said there’s no lead in the finish/paint but … I just would never put any food directly on the scale (e.g. an apple). The manufacturer then pointed me to a stainless steel add-on for the scale that they have for the scale, but I decided not to buy it. I
Tare function is a convenience. I don’t normally use it b/c I just first weigh the container I’m using for the food, etc that I want to weigh and note its weight to manually subtract it in my head. But tare is nice: just turn on the scale, then put whatever empty container (e.g. a plastic bowl) that you don’t want included in the weight of the food, etc that you’re looking to weigh on the scale, you’ll see the weight of your empty container, hit tare button (same button as the On/Off button) to tell the scale to subtract the weight of your container, and … you’ll see the scale go to 0 with your container on it. You can then just add the food, etc that you’re looking to weigh into the container. You can even take the container off and add what you need to add and put your container back on the scale with your food, etc, in it. If you want to tell the scale to stop using the tare for this container, just click on the tare button again.
Note that if you have the scale turned off and have something on the scale when you turn it, the scale will subtract the weight of whatever’s on the scale. So … you want to not having anything on the scale when you turn it on.
Randall Michael Tobin
– August 27, 2021
I just got into artisan sourdough baking a week or so before the holidays. Using Chad Robertson’s “Tartine Bread” book as a guide, I crafted the Country Bread recipe into loaves that looked and tasted so good, they became much-appreciated holiday gifts for friends and family. In order to make this type of bread required several new tools of which I had no previous knowledge. This digital kitchen scale is one of those tools.
Using an accurate-to-the-gram scale exclusively for all baking ingredients measurements was new to me, but now that I’ve done it, the results speak for themselves. Weight is more accurate than volume, and with this scale, it’s so easy to “zero” the display using the left button and add the next ingredient weighed to the gram. The Primo Escali was the best value for the money of the scales I researched on Amazon. The only drawback is with a large bowl on top, it’s hard to see the display. Not enough of an issue to change my rating because I’m used to it now.
– August 28, 2021
POS is dead after 6 months. It’s not batteries, those were replaced. It’s not that it got wet, because it didn’t. I used this for making bread with weights never exceeding 600g. This is a terrible product.
– September 14, 2021
I’ve been using this for more than six years now. I use it every day, multiple times. It is incredibly useful. You can use much fewer dishes with an accurate scale, and save time as well as getting more accurate measurements.
When I bought this scale, I also bought a set of little weights — from 1g all the way up to 500g — in order to figure out whether the scale is accurate. It was. Well, yesterday I took those weights back out and tested the scale again. I thought there was no way it would still be accurate after six years of daily use. Well, it was — completely accurate. If I put 1g on the scale, the readout says 1g. If I put 393g on the scale, the readout says 393g. Pretty impressive. That’s when I decided I better come back and write a review.
– September 23, 2021
When I first received the scale, I thought it might have been counterfeit because, despite working perfectly and looking exactly like the Escali scale shown in the photo, it had the San Jamar logo on it and a different product code than the one in the Amazon product description. I did some looking on the internet and found out that San Jamar and Escali collaborated on some kitchen scales and so Amazon must have fulfilled the order using one of those.
The best part is, it comes with everything promised in the description PLUS a 9V input jack so you don’t need batteries if you have a 9v adapter! The scale doesn’t come with the 9V adapter but you might have one laying around somewhere – just make sure it’s 9V and not something else like 6V or 24V because you could fry the scale.
– September 28, 2021
I thought maybe if I paid a little more, I would get an accurte kitchen scale that would stand up to real use. If you think about it, how often to you purchase say, a bathroom scale, which is meant to hold the weight of a person and doesn’t cost much more than this kitchen scale.
The description of the scale I ordered states that it has “durable construction.” The scale i received is made of cheap, thin, plastic. I can not see it holding up to use in anyone’s kitchen.
Even if it were durable enough for use in a kitchen, which it is not, its poor accuracy means that it is useless for cooking or nutrition. Can we really even call it accuracy when it is up to 30 percent off even after repeated calibrations?
As an inaccurate, poorly made scale, over priced scale, it rocks. As something you would like to use in your kitchen to weight food for cooking, baking, or nutrition, it is a terrible waste.
– October 17, 2021
I’m kind of a neurotic person, so when it came time to start tracking my food intake the neuroticism came out of the woodwork. I wanted to make sure that when I weighed my food I got accurate readings. I scoured all the reviews online and I bought (and returned) most of the reviewers top picks. That’s till I got my Escali Primo.
Damn this thing is ugly! Its plastic and it’s light, even cheap feeling….but don’t let any of this fool you.
This thing is lightning fast! It kept up with a pour which making getting specific amounts a breeze. Every other scale I’ve tried lag behind which makes pouring cereal a crap shoot. The Primo is also very accurate, giving me the same reading time and again no matter where I placed the weight on the platform.
Though it’s made of plastic, it’s built tough, like that plastic Fisher-Price train you had as a kid that could take a fall from a 4 story balcony an not even get a scratch. It’s light but stays put on the countertop. Then there’s my favourite feature…the “click” when pressing a button so you know you pressed it. A lot of the scales I’ve owned you had to press the buttons “just right” for them to work. The screen isn’t backlite (bummer) but I’ve yet to have a hard time reading the display.
Damn it’s ugly!
In conclusion….don’t be fooled by the ugly, cheep plastic look. This is a serious food scale that makes tracking your nutrition less of a chore . It’s fast and accurate meaning you get your weighing done and out of the way faster and since it’s light and just the right size you can get it out of sight just as fast.
– October 19, 2021
The scale shown in the image is the Escali brand kitchen scale, the item I searched for and expected to buy. The item I received was a generic (no brand name) white (not chrome as requested) kitchen scale. The moment I received the mismatching order, I requested the product get resent. Low and behold, the second shipment arrived (pictured). It’s still the generic food scale, this time in a fairly banged-up package. Not pleased at all.
I Love Cats
– October 23, 2021
I’ve had this scale for about 10 months now. And I love it to death. I fought my boyfriend in getting it, because I’m a bit of a minimalist, but he won, and now I use it more than him! That Tare button just makes things so much faster and easier. However, the scale just recently started to bug out on me. When I’d turn it on, it would start weighing, even though there was nothing on it. I immediately wrote Escali and James (I wish I knew his last name) should win an Employee of the Year award. We sent a few emails back and forth, him suggesting things for me to try, and he finally determined that they’d send me a new one. No more questions asked. Sometimes he answered me back within 30 minutes. But best of all, he did what I find so few people do in this world these days, and that’s to actually do what you say you will do. I didn’t have to pester him because he wasn’t getting back to me. I’d give this product a 10 out of five, just for James. His service was parallel to none. Thank you James!
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