Having had a bumper crop of apples, cherries and blackberries from my garden this year, I decided to try and make some pies. The internet provided and ample source of recipes, but they all required getting the quantities and proportions right. Not owning any scales other than a bathroom set, and rejecting those as being too imprecise for use in baking, I looked around for a set of kitchen scales at a reasonable price. These fit the bill very well - they seem reasonably accurate (anyway, its the proportions that are important rather than absolute value weights of ingredients), aesthetically pleasing. easy to use and compact for stowing away. On the negative side, although appearing from the online picture to be chromed metal and glass, they are pure plastic and I doubt they will stand any rough handling or being dropped, even once. However, for light and occasional use at a budget price - ideal!