The word scale is usually associated with weight which quickly brings to mind your body and then for me the though "Oh No!". But I have found a new meaning in my everyday life...how about the weight of a package, mail, food, or even a gadget. A digital tabletop scale is one gadget every household should own. I have been using mine for mail, small packages and then one day had a duh moment to use it for weighing food. Some recipes and diets call for ounces or pounds not cups, handfuls, or vats so our tabletop scale is now pulling double duty in the kitchen.