The Taylor 3842 Digital Glass Top Kitchen Scale is a workhorse in the kitchen. This all-purpose food scale is an essential part of any household; the Taylor 3842 has all the basic functions you need for multiple kitchen tasks. This 11lb/5kg scale weighs accurately to 0.1oz/1g fine increments. The round glass platform resists staining and flavor carryover and cleans easily. Also, includes a tare function that allows you to zero out a weight when using a bowl/plate as a container or working with multiple ingredients. Convenient auto-off feature to preserve the battery life of the 2-AAA (1.5 volt) batteries, included. Getting into the habit of using a food scale daily will assist in proper portion control and weight management which is helpful following a diet or the food pyramid.