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Salter Rubberized Platform Electronic Scale
After adding these scales to the Dooyoo catalogue I have since had to send them back to Amazon for a refund because I was not happy with them. I believe that these are quite a newly designed scale from Salter and at the time of buying there were only 2 other reviews online, one was great and one not so great so I decided to take the plunge. Unfortunately for me the not so great review was the more accurate.
Packaging & Appearance
The scales come in a very sturdy and large blue cardboard box that is quite slim lined and flush to the scales. The box has the Salter branding on the front is bold lettering and also a picture of the scales inside. I picked these scales specifically because I like Salter products, I have some fabulous kitchen scales made by them which are both good looking and accurate. The other reason I choose these is because they are black and would fit in with our colour scheme.
The scales are quite large measuring 32 cm X 32 cm X 3.6 cm and look a lot larger than I expected. They are typically thin and square shaped with the foot area making up three quarters of the scale and the upper part of the scales having the display. These have an LED display which I find much more easy to read and more accurate. The scales design is a rubberised non slip platform where you stand which is both comfy and stylish. Overall I liked their appearance, they felt slightly light for such a big item but I wasn't too worried about that because Salter gives you a 15 year guarantee.
The box contains:
1 X 9071 BK3R Scale
1 X CR2032 Battery
1 X Instruction Manual
These bathroom scales measure your weight up to 25 stones in quarter pound increments or 160 kg in 0.1 kg increments and so are meant to be very accurate. I had these in my bathroom for just over a week and was pretty unhappy with them from first use. To start with I weigh myself in stones and pounds and on turning the scales on, by stepping on it, the scales were set to kg. This wasn't a problem until I tried to change the units; I turned the scales over and found a tiny switch which was set so far into the scale that I had to get a sharp knife to move it. I could not get to it at all and I have long nails! I could live with this issue if there weren't a more worrying fact that my bathroom scales could not make up their mind when I stood on them.
I purchased these bathroom scales for their looks and the fact that they can measure in quarter pound measurements, perfect for myself who is quite psychotic about my weight these days since running and joining the gym. So I tried these over a week and not once in this time did I get two consecutive matching readings. Each time I went on the scale then stepped off, whether I got back on them straight away or let them turn themselves off and on again the reading were out. I am not talking about being out by one quarter of a pound either, these were out by pounds.
I also got my partner to test them out to make sure there was nothing wrong with me and at one point he got four different weight readings within 60 seconds, again out by a number of pounds. So it was then that I decided that they had to go back. They promised a lot and cost me £22.99 which is not a cheap end bathroom scale so I expected a lot better.
It may be that I had a defective set, however on reading new reviews I think they are perhaps less well made than other Salter products. I have since purchased a different set of Salter scales and I hope these fair better than these!
So I have a thing about weighing myself ever since I piled on two stone and reached 11 stones through my own laziness. Sheer determination, far too much running and a good set of scales saw me through and I shed the weight (beware these scales may result in you having to spend way too much money on new clothes!)
The company Salter havebeen in the business of weighing scales since the 1760s and have continued in this line of both kitchen anf bathroom scales to the present day. In 1972 the company was bought and lit into different components such as housewares and industrials.
So I was looking for black scales to suit a clean and tidy look in my bathroom, plus I also have black towel sets so it makes sense. I searched the internet and the same make kept popping up time and again 'salter'. I visited Argos and found these Salter electronic scales as an online exclusive for £22.99 which is inexpensive for scales of this type. I did not want to pay the excessive delivery charges so I opted to have the item sent to store as I go to town anyway.
I unpacked the scales from the cardboard box and little polystyrene cotners that seem to drop annoying bits of white stuff all over the floor! The scales are matt black on the top due to the rubberised coating, they are a good size easily fitting my size seven feet on 33x32cm. The display is large and clear which is needed when you have to view your own weight from such a height, the display is 8x4cm. The scales weigh in both imperial and metric which is good for users of all ages or different purposes.
The most positive part is the 15 year manufacturers guarantee!
Now the scales are great yo help you keep track of your general weight and nothing more; they are not the most accurate and this is namely due to only weighing in 100g increments. I prefer water, muscle and fat scales for my accurate readings but as I say these are great for the general purpose of weighing and maintaining your weight for example.
The non grip surface is ideal for weighing bare foot and is not too much of a shock to the soles when weighing yourself of a morning.
The scales are best used on a flat hard surface, I use them on the lino of my bathroom. There are some discrepancies with the weights on the display sometimes by a few pounds but as I say for general weight management they do the job sufficiently; I have just recently become more of an expert than a novice so have upgraded!
The display is fantastic and it cannot be argued that the large display works wonders, my mother finds anything hard to read even with her glasses and she could see this!
So overall I would recommend these scales for the purpose they were intended, to weigh yourself and to keep on top of your health. However, if you are keen to make specific targets or deem yourself an expert with health and nutrition please do not opt for this model.