I've been using this scale for the past several months and really enjoying it. You know when you're weighing a few pounds of flour for a big batch of bread, and suddenly your scale runs out of weight? That doesn't happen here. It takes up to 22 pounds, and if you're using a really big bowl, you can pull the scale display away out of its shadow. And while it's a big scale, it's flat and light. I just slip it in a drawer when it's not in use.