I wss hesitant to buy these as I wss unsure if they would be fast enough to use, but they are great.
The message when you turn them on only lasts long enough for you to pick something up and place it on them - around 1.5-2 seconds. So the they are pretty much instant on.
I do not need the calorific calculator and it almost put me off, but I found they were all separate buttons and did not impede using them as regular scales.
One great feature is they remember which setting yoh had them on last, so you don't need to switch through settings every time you power them on. If you have set them to measure grams and let them power-off, then the next time you power them on they'll still be set to measure grams ... which saves a lot of time!
The backlit LCD screen is very high contrast with large digits. The display is very easy to read with its light-blue text on dark-blue background.
I love that the entire top of the scales, including the touch-sensitive buttons, is all tempered glass. It makes keeping it clean very easy.
They won't measure anything below 5-6grams - this is because of the automatic power-saving. I have not found my scales to waver between measurements like one review I read. The readings on my scales are stable and react very fast... perhaps there has been a firmware change between the current and older model?
I love them. I just hope that neither my wife or I happen to drop them!
Introducing the Ozeri Touch III 22 lbs (10 kg) Digital Kitchen Scale with Calorie Counter, in Black Tempered Glass. Designed to simplify, the Ozeri Touch III features a built-in calorie counter helps you calculate and track your daily caloric intake for 7 of the most commonly weighed food items (butter, sugar, flour, eggs, chocolate, chicken or beef). Simply place the food item on Touch III's large weighing platform, and with the push of a button instant caloric (Kcal) values are displayed the scale's large high-contrast LED display. Used by dietitians and nutritionists worldwide, the Touch III is equipped with high-precision sensor technology that weighs from 0.05 oz to 22 lbs / 1 g to 10 kg in units of 0.05 oz or 1 g. Manufactured for the culinary perfectionist who desires the best in form and function, the Ozeri Touch III Digital Kitchen also features a touch-sensitive Tare button that quickly calculates the net weight of your ingredients by subtracting the container weight, whether the container is a bowl, tray or plate. The Touch III also features a touch-sensitive Unit button for effortless unit conversion between ounces, pounds, grams and milliliters. The Ozeri Touch III 22 lbs (10 kg) Digital Kitchen Scale boasts a contemporary design that complements any modern kitchen, and ships with 4 AAA batteries included. It provides both Low Battery and Overload indicators, and automatically turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life.