These scales have a small footprint and are very low in profile with a clean stainless steel finish. I leave them on the worktop as they are unobtrusive. They have performed faultlessly since I bought them. I particularly like the zeroing feature: if you want to put 600 gms of flour in a breadmaker pan you put the pan on the scales and hit the on button. The scales power up with a zero reading, you then add your 600 gms of flour. Then say you need to add 10 gms of powdered milk, you just hit the on button again and it resets to zero...simple and convenient.