The Soehnle flip digital kitchen scale is a cool modern looking scale that is incredibly thin (just 0.6 inches high) and therefore easily stored away.
The weighing surface is flat and made of easy to clean tough tempered glass, and has a diameter of 7.87 inches (20 cm). It is operated with sensors that respond to touch. It can handle both American measurements (ounces, pounds) and metric (grams, kilos), and allows you to switch between dry and fluid measurements (so you can measure milk, juices and other fluids as well), hence the name flip.
It has a built-in tare function that allows you to subtract the weight of any food container you use and the digital display is easy to read. It can measure food as small as 0.1 ounces and goes up to 11 pounds. It also has an additive weighing function so you can weigh more than one thing in a bowl. It is operated with lithium batteries (two 3V lithium batteries are included).
It comes with an incredibly long 6 year warranty. Soehnle is German brand that has been going for 140 years and has specialised in making kitchen scales from the beginning.
It comes in several different colors – see below – and Amazon are selling this with free shipping
Here’s a great article from the nytimes on why modern cooks need kitchen scales such as the Soehnle.