If you're truly afeared of messing with the warranty, then no.
If you're not worried about it, or it's passed warranty, then yes you can easily remove the glass plate for separate cleaning.
Flip the scale over and just above the battery door is an oval indent. Peel away the thin plastic cover glued on it and you'll see two Phillips screws. These hold the glass plate's metal post to the scale body. Undo these screws, wash the glass top, wipe the base down with a damp rag (don't get water inside in other words), screw the plate back on and you're golden.
This doesn't mess with the scale's ability to weigh in any... weigh. It's simply attaching and releasing the glass plate and post. It's not rocket surgery.
I have no idea, however, if the adhesive used to attach the post to the glass itself can stand dishwasher temps, so I'd suggest hand washing instead.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
- Nanaimo, BC
The glass top does not appear to be designed for removal, and it would be best not to try as you could affect the accuracy of the scale by tampering with it.
You can clean the top, edges, and underside of the glass portion with a damp soapy sponge or cloth using dishwashing liquid or some other kitchen cleaner spray.
It is best not to place food directly on the scale. Use the "tare" function, and set the food on a plate or cutting board and place that on the scale. The tare function, when used correctly, will deduct the weight of the plate or cutting board, so you can still get an accurate reading of the weight of your food.
Another solution would be to lay some plastic wrap over the scale, or wrap the glass portion with it.
I prefer using a plate or cutting board myself, as it helps to keep the scale clean and free of germs and bacteria, and it means you don't need to clean the scale after each use, or worry about liquid getting into the electronic portions of the scale.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Unfortunately not (but I wouldn't let it deter me from buying the scale). You would void the warranty if you were to dismantle the unit, so I would just exercise a bit of care before using it. I find it easiest to lay a sheet of plastic wrap over the unit before using it for baking and other potentially messy uses. The plastic doesn't interfere with the use (just tare the unit after placing the plastic down) - you can press the buttons and see them through the plastic wrap.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
As far as I can tell, there is no way to remove the glass top without dismantling the unit and thus voiding the warranty. Being an electronic device, I definitely wouldn't recommend subjecting it to fluids of any type, including dishwashers.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
The glass is permanently attached. It wipes clean very easily so no reason it'd need to go into the dishwasher. When weighing food we usually either weigh it in a bowl or plate, or put a piece of wax paper on the glass to ensure bacteria is not an issue.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
No the glass top is not removable