Summer is here and most of us are beginning to come more at home or bake or just spend more time in the kitchen in general. With the kids out of school it means more home cooked meals. Well in our household, me being a stay at home parent and homeschooling we`re having more meals at home than we previously were. We`re trying to cut back our spending and eat our less. Besides, it`s healthier for you to eat at home anyway - at least most of the time. One thing I`ve learned when it comes to cooking at home is that sometimes recipes call for weight, not just cups or spoonfuls. Crazy right?! Well the Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale, in Tempered Glass is the perfect kitchen addition to help you get those portions made right!  
A pedigree of its own, the new Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale boasts a shatter-resistant glass top weighing platform that is elevated from the touch buttons and LCD panel. This unique design prevents movement on the weight platform during operation, thereby ensuring the highest accuracy possible. The Ozeri Epicurean`s award-winning features an elegantly contoured base layered with an arced reflective glass sheet for enhanced sturdiness and décor. The large high-contrast LED screen displays weights up to a maximum of 5000 g (176 oz) in graduations of 1 g or 0.1 oz. Appropriately named, the Ozeri Epicurean combines the latest generation technology, an ultra modern design and superior workmanship, and makes for the perfect gift and ultimate accessory to every refined kitchen. Includes 4 AAA batteries with an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver necessary). Your satisfaction is guaranteed with Ozeri`s award-winning hassle-free warranty.
 
I absolutely love the ozeri brand, if it`s not obvious by now from previous reviews. Everything I`ve used from them has been high quality and works (and continues to work)! The first thing I noticed when my kitchen scale came in was how attractive the design was. It`s more of a unique, modern, contemporary type style scale and looks really nice; quite classy. The scale does come with the batteries, a huge plus with how expensive those are these days! The batteries are easily inserted into the bottom of the scale and no screwdriver is need. A big plus because well, I`m lazy at times, no point in denying it. Not needing a screwdriver is simply convenient and I`m more likely to change the batteries when the time comes. As far as the function goes I love the digital numbers and how they`re large and easy to read. You can conveniently switch back and forth between grams and ounces as well. I found that the readings were extremely accurate and as anyone who cooks know, having the proper amount of ingredients is pretty important!  
 
This is how the scale works: you turn on the scale, set the empty bowl on the scale which now shows you the weight of the empty bowl; push the "On/Tare" button and the weight (with the empty bowl still standing) goes back to zero grams or ounces (depending how you have it set). Now you can add an ingredient to the bowl and the scale will display the weight of this ingredient only; you can repeat this (pushing the On/Tare button) over and over if you have several ingredients you want to weigh/add to the bowl as long as you don`t go over the total capacity of the scale. At the very beginning, you can also just set the empty bowl on the scale before turning it on, once it is turned on the scale will display "zero" and if you remove the empty bowl you will see the bowls weight as a negative number.  
 
Obviously I`m quite pleased with the scale and highly recommend it. It looks great, works great, and is just a kitchen must have in my book!