This is the perfect scale for measuring food, spices, medicine, tea, yeast, or other small items. The stainless-steel surface is easy to clean. Place your items directly onto the platform or place them in a tray/container for measuring. Use the Mode button to switch unit modes between grams, ounces, troy ounces, and pennyweights. The backlit LCD display allows for clearer visibility, even in dim lighting. The lid can be used as a tray and keeps the scale protected from scratches and everyday wear.