The thing I noticed right off about this scale that made it stand out from other's I've owned is that the LCD screen and buttons are all located the top side and not the top front of the scale. I really like this because if I'm weighing something that's long it doesn't cover up the display screen.
This scale also has some bonus features that others do not like an alarm, timer, clock, and temperature sensor. I was very impressed with how easy the scale was to program and to use. The is an instruction booklet included that will walk you through set-up of all of the features.
You can choose weight measurments in lb, oz, g, fl.oz., and ml. It also has the standard tare feature so you can zero the weight after putting your container on the scale before weighing your foods.
It requires 3 AAA batteries which are include in the box. I always like when the batteries are included because that means the product is ready to use right out of the box.
Overall this a a great scale for the kitchen and beyond and definitely one I will get tons of use out of in my home.