This Taylor 11lb/5kg Digital Food Scale features an eco-friendly bamboo platform with a smooth, natural weighing surface. The touch-control buttons won't collect dirt or kitchen grime and are easy to clean. The scale includes manual and auto shut-off features to preserve battery life. The extra-large LCD read-out has a bright blue backlight for even more ease of use. The scale converts between pounds and grams; it includes an electronic-add and weigh-tare feature allowing you to weigh multiple ingredients into one bowl. This scale is just too pretty to put away! It runs on 2 lithium batteries, included.Helpful Hints: Always set scales on flat even surfaces before weighing. The mechanisms are sensitive and this will give you the best and most accurate results.