Joseph Joseph Shell Kitchen Scales, 5kg
Unhappy with certain aspects of the weighing machine
Even though I understand that this product has a fantastic design appeal there were certain features that just didn't suit me.
Firstly you can only use the bowl provided, you cannot put any other bowl on top. I realise now that this model is based on the old fashioned weighing scales but as it looked so modern I didn't think it wouldn't allow another bowl to be used.
Also I have to put the scales forward by about 7-8 inches as I cannot read the weight if I am above the scales. As I have had flat weighing scales previously, I prefer to be completely above the scales while pouring the flour or sugar on top.
The digital screen is very clear and very easy to read but if like me you like to be close to the scales then you will find it difficult to read as the bowl covers it. You can obviously bend down but it seemed a bit of a pain to do.
Otherwise the weighing scales look good, I am sure are very accurate and simple to use.
In the end I returned it but it was because of the two factors above. I have so many measuring bowls in my house it seemed silly not to use them.
25 September 2013
Not what they seem
I was looking for a cheap kitchen scale when I scrolled down and saw something which resembled an ergonomic computer mouse. I only read the reviews to work out how they could be used to weigh anything. I bought them, and yes these scales are in some mysterious way perfect.
03 February 2013
Bought these scales a month or so a go and they're great. The dish is easy to use whilst you're cooking and then quick to wash and dry when you're finished. The unit is compact, so easy to store in a small kitchen and it's simple to flick between different weights and measures. I can't quite put my finger on what it is about these scales but they really do make light work of things.
21 November 2012
Weigh to go
These are very easy to use with very clear easy to read digital display. The shape of the weighing pan makes it very easy to pour the contents into pans or bowls.
19 November 2012
I had been using scales that only gave me an accuracy to 25g so these scales make a refreshing change! Very stylish and easy to use. One thing is that the bowl is possibly a bit on the small side but when weighing out ingredients for a normal cake recipe it's plenty big enough.
07 November 2012
Very hand set of scales to have in the kitchen, so easy to use with excellant accuracy and tidies away nicley a must have for the cooks in your family
05 November 2012
Very practical and stylish. Happy to have it sitting out on the work surface. Like the fact that it measures liquids too
10 July 2012
Lovely neat scales, easy to use and neat to pack away! But they look really 'cool' if out on the counter top too!
The best kitchen scales I have ever used - and I've used quite a few in my life, at work and at home!
Oh and brilliant price too! Saw them locally so googled for best price and as usual John Lewis was no. 1!!
04 July 2012