Terrible battery usage - had to hack it to make it last longer.
Rubbish battery consumption, so like Lindsay posted in his review, i too installed a switch by putting a switch between the battery contacts (using a piece of electrical tape to block the native connection). Now i turn it off from a switch rather than leaving it sit in "standby" which uses enough power to cause the scales to flatten within 2 months of non-use. Fingers crossed the switch makes it last 1+ year. - photo is of the first prototype, but now is a much neater solution.
Breville should be ashamed for releasing this without checking the ...
Purchased for A$50.00.
Really like them, except for battery usage.
I've had no problem with accuracy or other problems mentioned in reviews. My only problem is same as everyone's and that is the extreme battery usage. I'm an electronics guy so I added a power switch and now it's fine. It uses up the battery by sitting in standby all the time. The battery cover is useless and falls off all the time too.
Terrible battery life
These scales require 2x CR2032 batteries (the ones about the size of a 10 cent piece). They are a terrible choice of battery for anything larger than a watch as they have a poor shelf life. I only use the scales occasionally, but every time I've gone to use it the batteries are dead, so I have to go out and spend another $5 on 2 little batteries. They should have used AA or AAA batteries. Not worth the money.
Eats up batteries
I have had these scales for 5-6 years and they were ok for a few years but then the batteries had to be replaced much more often, the tare became unreliable and almost never stayed at 0 when recalibrated. I knew the scales were useless when I'd get very different readings for same quantity!
Great little unit
It works fine - read the instructions through because its got some great features that once you work them out you’ll start to use and appreciate them. The metric/ounces converter is so helpful with American or older recipes. Ditto the volume/weight converter.
Purchased in August 2019 at I bought it secondhand .
When turned on via Power button display shows 0 then 1 and then 2.001kg. Not possible to make a weighing.
The temperature display is accurate.
When pressing ZERO , DISPLAYS SHOWS 0 g followed by 2.000 kg and then 1943. These figures alternating.
Cannot be used. Originally it worked well, but suddenly developed the above irregularities.. Does consume battery power. Replacement often.
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Great, accurate & reliable scale. Easy to clean.
I bought this scale nearly 3 years ago from Myer store. It comes with a 5-year warranty. I have been using it ever since. It works very well. I use it many times every week. I do think it is a great and reliable electronic scale to have. The price is very much affordable too. It is very accurate. The glass top is easy to clean with just a wipe.
The only complaint I have is the battery cover is too loose. It often comes off by a very gentle unintentional touch, which is quite annoying. But I haven't used other electronic scales much, as ther...e is no need to. So I am not sure weather this is the problem for this BSK200 scale only, or for most electronic scales of different brands. I cannot believe why this scale "earned" so many bad reviews here. As a Breville fan, I would rather spend some time and type more tips here. Hopefully the info can help many people. (1) Electronic scales need to be put on a flat surface. So make sure you do take off all the things possibly stuck on the tiny "feet" at the bottom side, and make the scale well-balance on the flat surface before use. (2) Due to the size of this scale, you will need to place the weight as close to the centre of the glass platform as possible. Well, if you have ever learned Physics, you would understand why this can affect the weight readings, right? (3) As often as I use it every week for many times, the 2 batteries would last about 3 to 3.5 months on average (for general home cooking use). I only use "Panasonic" batteries for this scale. (4) The CR2016 batteries are quite cheap on ebay, for less than $4.90 per 5-battery pack, can be cheaper if you buy 10 or 20. This price includes the postage cost as well. So you can just simply buy them on ebay, give it 3 to 4 working days thereabout, and receive the parcel in your letterbox.
Only just okay but no champion
I'll be replacing this scale soon. It's slow to start up—I can live with that. It chews through the batteries—I can live with that too. But way too often it doesn't weigh accurately—and I can't live with that. I'm a bread maker and weights are critical. I bought a scale to help me, not drive me crazy. This one is frustrating some of the time, but not always.
This is a poor design. The batteries (the expensive lithium cell type) I found need replacing every couple of months, and I would only use it a couple of times in that period. In addition, the design of the battery compartment makes it really difficuilt to replace them, and I quickly threw out the slide cover as it kept on coming off every time I picked up the scales. Scales still work fine, but I'm throwing them out to buy another set which will save me money in the long term.
Ditto all the other comments about battery life
Do not buy these scales unless you want to kill the planet with the amount of batteries you use. I don't use these scales often so was horrified at how quickly the batteries run out with minimal use. I now take the batteries out after each use.
I hate waste but even I've been tempted to replace them with better scales.
Any of the good qualities are overshadowed by the battery issues.
Poor Battery life
Not a bad set of scales but cannot justify the expense of replacing the batteries every few months. Who makes a battery powered set of scales that consumes batteries when it is switched off for goodness sake? You could blame the fact it is made in China but for the statement on the back proudly stating that it was engineered in Australia. Got this for free with another appliance so can't complain about the price but really, is it that hard to get the battery life sorted?
Painful start-up and terrible battery life
The most frequently annoying problem with this product is the start-up time. I work quite quickly in the kitchen, so when I press the on button, I expect to start using the appliance straight away. The BSK200 however insists on going through an inordinately long self diagnosis procedure before it allows you to do anything. The procedure takes about 5 seconds which doesn't sound like much, but when the scale keeps powering down to save batteries and you have a lot of ingredients to measure or are in a hurry, then 5 seconds is about 4 seconds too...long. Speaking of power. These scales suck back batteries like no appliance I have ever seen. Worse, the only warning you get is a message that warns you about a low battery just before it completely shuts down. So, no real warning. The batteries themselves are the *very* expensive button batteries and it needs two of them. They can be completely drained in as little as a couple of months. The battery compartment cover is on the underside of the product closest the front, and depending on how you pick up the scales, it is all too easy to accidentally pull the cover off. It is really really crazy loose. This products represents a lack of attention to detail and genuinely bad design. Look elsewhere. Scale accuracy: seems acceptable and measures to a good resolution. Looks, accuracy Start-up time too long, terrible battery life, expensive batteries, virtually no low battery warning, loose battery cover
Questions & Answers
how to recalibrate !??
It should recalibrate when you push the unit button to measure mls, ozs or grams. Push the zero button (tare function) to get the weight of an ingredient and push again to get the weight of each additional ingredient. When you remove the weighing dish & ingredient, the scales will return to zero.
add 500 gm butter says Err zero add extra 500 gm butter Err remove 500 gm butter reads 0 remove 2nd 500 gm butter reads Err ?? Donald
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