Most digital precision scales have a valuable feature called TARE. This feature simply removes the weight of any item placed on the platform. You can use this feature to increase the size of the platform and/or place items in a container, and then obtain the exact weight of the items in the container.
Platform Example: If you need to weigh an item that will not stay on your precision scale’s platform, you may be able to increase the platform size by placing a flat item – such as a plastic plate – that is larger than the platform and pushing the TARE button. This will remove the weight of the plate and you will now have a larger weighing platform.
Container Example: Place your container (i.e. bowl, cup, etc.) on the scale’s platform that will hold the item(s), and then push the TARE button. Your scale’s display will reset to 0 by subtracting the weight of the container. Then simply place the item(s) in the container and your scale will display the actual weight of the item(s) in the container.
In addition – if you need to weight more items in the same container, you can simply keep pressing the Tare button to reset the scale’s display to zero and then add the next item.