I use a KD8000 scale at home, but there was no way I was going to be able to pack that in my luggage when I flew across country to visit family for the holidays. However, there was NO WAY I wasn't going to make soap while visiting the fam either! Enter: THIS scale! It's absolutely PERFECT for travel! It's small, portable, light, and works great! My mom makes plain castile soaps every once in a blue moon, so we tested this scale out in comparison to the kitchen scale she normally uses (from Walmart), and this one is SO MUCH BETTER! Her scale is SUPER finicky, making me really question its accuracy. This scale was so easy to use, didn't jump around in its readout if you looked at it sideways (no questions about accuracy), and was super easy to clean, good as new, when all finished! Especially for the price, this scale is excellent! Regardless of if you're new to soapmaking & are looking for an easy, inexpensive way to get started (and maybe not quite ready to invest in more expensive equipment just yet), or are an experienced soap maker, looking for a travel-friendly scale you can rely on, this is definitely a scale ANY soapmaker would be happy to have on-hand! I'm thrilled NS carries this now... It's solved my traveling dilemma perfectly!