Good scales and company honoured warranty
I bought the salter scales because they were Salter made. They worked perfectly until a few years of use the digital readout died. The warranty was a lot longer than this so I lodged a warranty claim. As I had my original receipt the scales were replaces without any fuss. That totally impressed me as so many companies just play delaying games when it comes to warranty claims
Would I buy Salter again? Of course
Lasted 2 months
Was good when first bought, but only lasted a couple months... literally.
Tare function refused to work, and scale registered 1g or 2g when turned on. Tried to reset & change battery, but of no help.
I bake for 2-3 times a week, which I don't think by any standard is considered heavy usage. With the price it is selling for, I would expect this scale to last for a lot longer than the cheaper ones.
Had to return for a refund.
Lasted 6 years before it stopped working
I bought a Salter 1035 SSBKDR (looks same in photo) in 2009 for $60. It's been good, easy to store, accurate. Unfortunately I pulled it out of the cupboard 2 days ago & the weighing didn't work. It turns on but I can push down on the scales and it registers as 20g. The food I tried to weigh in a cup didn't even register a weight. I tried removing the battery and putting it back in but it didn't fix the problem. Tried a new battery - no fix. Off to buy different brand.
My favourite kitchen gadget
Spent ages looking for an electronic kitchen scale, but didn't want to spend to much. I ended up with this - and it's been fantastic. Thin and light, it can be easily tucked away without taking up any space, and it's easy to clean. I've found it a godsend to be able to switch between grams and ounces, depending on the recipe, without having to think about conversions, and it is surprising how often I use it to measure liquids too
Light and small and easy to store, without being fiddly to use with larger pots and bowls
Have had to replace the batteries a few times
Questions & Answers
My Salter aquatronic kitchen scales, model 3009, which are some years old, still work fine however now the left side of the display is not functioning properly. I know it is not the battery. Is there anything that can be done to fix it or are my scales finished? Yvonne
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