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You won't find any buttons on the digital food scale. The 1406 uses technology that lets you simply place your finger on the key you want to operate. You won't have to worry about water damage, dust or dirt getting stuck under the keys, or buttons breaking.
If you're a real health nut, you'll realize the value in this nutritional scale. Not only can you measure the weight of your foods, but you can also see the nutritional values for them! Salter programmed this scale with information for over 900 foods and ingredients, as well as, built in memory for keeping track of your diet and nutritional intake.
When ya put a piece of food on this scale, you're not only measuring its weight, but also the nutritional values within it. This diet scale will determine the following nutrition values within your foods: Calories, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Sodium, Fat, and Cholesterol.
Salter programmed the values of over 900 different foods and ingredients into this scale. These values are as established by the USDA National Nutrition Database.
Lots of kitchen scales only let ya weigh dry ingredients, but not this one. The Salter 1406 food scale can measure both wet and dry ingredients...It's the ultimate recipe scale!
This digital food scale has a, tempered glass, weighing platform for measuring the weights of food portions and ingredients. Some of the great things about glass platforms are their odor and stain resistance, along with ease of cleaning.
The tare button on the front of this digital diet scale can be pressed to "zero out" the weight on the scale. You can then add more weight, and the display will only show the weight of the items you're adding. This Add & Weigh feature sure is useful when ya want to use a bowl or tray to weigh your things, or if ya want to get separate weights of multiple items.
If ya like to weigh your food in ounces, it can be a real pain if your scale always turns on ready to weigh in grams. It's a good thing the 1406 turns on displaying the unit of measurement you were using when ya turned it off.
If ya have ever had the batteries in something run out because you forgot to turn it off, you'll realize what a blessing this feature is. The Salter 1406 will automatically turn off after a few moments of inactivity, saving battery power and money.
Salter provides a ten year warranty on every scale they make. So, if ya have a problem with your scale, just send it to the Salter warranty center. They'll fix it or replace it, and send it right back.