A well made, reasonably priced scale that does its' job
Positive Product Points
Extremely accurate with small objects
Easy to read display which reads very quickly
Comes with a nice loading tray
20 year warranty
Negative Product Points
Auto function does not stay on too long.
2. Needs to be handled very carefully and seems a bit fragile.
I went to this scale after using the Salter kitchen scale which can measure up to 11 pounds. I found the Salter to be inconsistent when measuring very small quantities (eg. 18 grams) of coffee beans. By this I mean that it would literally add or subtract a gram or two if the container on the scale was moved slightly.
For this reason, I wanted a better scale designed to measure very small weights with more accuracy and consistency.
Enter the Salter CJ600. This scale is truly in a different league. Yes, it needs to be handled more carefully, and yes, it is more delicate, but the results are more than worth it. It is marketed as a scientific instrument and it does a very nice job of measuring small quantities (up to 600 grams) of coffee. I use mine exclusively for measuring coffee - espresso dose, drip, and roasting greens.
In brief, it works great! Very precise (.1 gram), consistent, quick and easy to read.
I’ve only had it a month so I can’t comment on its longevity. It does have a 20 year warranty and customer service from MicroTech is first rate.
On this note: I ordered the scale from MicroTech when Warren (the head honcho) was about to take a brief vacation. He immediately emailed me and told me it would be shipped out when he returned in a week. I said, “No problem” and, in return he included a free A/C adaptor with my scale. I called him, told him I was very grateful,and we had a very nice conversation about why this type of scale is useful to coffeegeeks. Thanks again, Warren!