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Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale Operating Instructions Manual

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Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale

Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale PRODUCT

About Silvercrest

The main products that Silvercrest produces are a variety of electronics and home appliances. It is more of a generic name that is frequently connected to goods offered by Lidl, a German multinational bargain grocery business. In its stores, Lidl sells a range of Silvercrest-branded goods.

The Silvercrest brand is renowned for providing consumers with economical options, yet the quality of its goods can vary depending on the particular item. Although some customers may feel that Silvercrest products don’t have the same quality or features as more expensive brands, customers frequently enjoy the bargain that these products offer.


Information about these operating instructions
Congratulations on the purchase of your new appliance. You have selected a high-quality product. The operating instructions are part of this product. They contain important information about safety, usage, and disposal. Before using the product, please familiarise yourself with all operating and safety instructions. Use the product only as described and for the range of applications specified. Please also pass these operating instructions on to any future owner.

Proper use
This appliance is intended exclusively for weighing foods in private households.  It is not intended for commercial or industrial applications. The manufacturer assumes no responsibility for damage caused by failure to observe these instructions, improper use, incompetent repairs, unauthorized modifications, or for the use of non-approved replacement parts.

Package contents

The appliance is supplied with the following components as standard:

  • Kitchen scales
  • 1 x 3 V battery, CR2032 button cell
  • Operating instructions


  • Remove all parts of the appliance and the operating instructions from the box.
  • Remove all packaging material.

Safety information


  • ► Check the appliance for visible external damage before use. Do not operate an appliance that has been damaged or dropped.
  • ► This appliance may be used by children aged 8 years and above and by persons with limited physical, sensory, or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge, provided that they are under supervision or have been told how to use the appliance safely and are aware of the potential risks. Do not allow children to use the appliance as a toy. Cleaning and user maintenance tasks may not be carried out by children unless they are supervised.
  • ► All repairs must be carried out by authorized specialist companies or by the Customer Service department. Improper repairs can pose significant risks to the user. They will also invalidate any warranty claim.


  • ► Defective components must always be replaced with original replacement parts. Compliance with safety requirements can only be guaranteed if original replacement parts are used.
  • ► Do not allow any liquids or moisture to get into the appliance.
  • ► Do not place anything on the scales if they are not in use.
  • ► Protect the scales from impacts, moisture, dust, chemicals, and extreme temperature fluctuations, and keep them away from heat sources (ovens, radiators).


  • ► Do not press down on the appliance with excessive force or sharp objects.
  • ► Never place more than 5,000 grams on the scales.
  • ► Do not expose the appliance to high temperatures or strong electromagnetic fields (e.g. mobile phones).

Danger from improper use!

Please observe the following safety instructions for the safe handling of batteries:

  • ► Do not throw batteries into a fire.
  • ► Never short-circuit batteries.
  • ► Do not attempt to recharge the battery.
  • ► Check the condition of the battery at regular intervals. Leaking battery acid can cause permanent damage to the appliance.  Special care should be taken when handling damaged or leaking batteries. Risk of acid burns! Wear protective gloves.
  • ► Store batteries out of the reach of children. If a battery is swallowed, seek medical attention immediately.
  • ► If you do not intend to use the appliance for a long time, remove the battery.
  • ► Never open batteries and never solder or weld batteries.
  • There is a risk of explosion and injury!
  • ► Batteries must be inserted with the correct polarity.
  • ► Empty batteries must be removed from the appliance and disposed of safely.
  • ► Do not short-circuit the connection terminals.

Operating elements

Figure A:Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale-FIG 4

  • Glass plate/weighing surface
  • Display
  • TARE button4 UNIT button

Figure B:Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale-FIG 4

  • Hanger
  • Battery compartment


  1. Turn the scales over and place them on a soft surface so as not to scratch the surface.
  2. Open the battery compartment 6.
  3. Remove the battery insulation strips by pulling them out.
  4. Reinsert the battery, if necessary, and close the battery compartment 6. The scales switch on as soon as the battery touches the contacts inside the battery compartment 6.
  5. Turn the scales over and place them on a flat, non-slip surface.
  6. Press and hold the TARE button 3 until display 2 goes blank.
  7. Familiarise yourself with the process for switching on the scales:Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale-FIG 3
    • – Press down on the glass plate 1 of the scales with your finger until a message appears on the display 2. To prevent inadvertent activation, a force of at least approx. 250 g must be applied to the glass plate 1.
  8. Remove the sticker on the glass plate 1 that describes how to switch the appliance on.
  9. Wipe the scales with a damp cloth and then dry them off afterward with a dry cloth.

Inserting/changing the battery in the scales


NOTE Insert only one 3 V CR2032 button cell battery into the battery compartment 6!

  1. Turn the scales over and place them on a soft surface so as not to scratch the surface.
  2. Open the battery compartment 6.
  3. Remove the old battery, if inserted.
  4. Insert the new battery. Note the polarity marked in the battery compartment 6!
  5. Close the battery compartment 6.


  • ► If the battery in the scales is getting weak, display 2 will show “Lo”. Please replace the battery.

Setting up the appliance

Place the scales on a level, non-slip surface.


  • ► This appliance is equipped with non-slip rubber feet. Furniture surfaces may be made of a variety of materials and are treated with many different types of cleaning agents. Therefore, it is not possible to entirely exclude the possibility that some of these materials contain substances that could corrode and soften the appliance’s rubber feet. If possible, place an anti-slip mat under the feet of the appliance.


Weighing items

  1. Press down on the glass plate 1. The appliance switches on. Display 2 shows “0”, the selected measurement unit, and the measurement system.
  2. If you wish to change the unit or the system, press the UNIT button 4 until the required unit of measurement is shown on display 2. You can choose between:Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale-FIG 2
  3. Place the item(s) you want to weigh on the scale. The weight and the selected unit system are shown in display 2.
  4. Read off the weight. If you do not want to weigh any further items, remove the weighed items from the scales.
  5. If you want to add further items to be weighed, proceed as described in the section “Adding further items (tare function)”.

The appliance switches off automatically after around 3 minutes.

Adding further items (tare function)

You can reset the scales to “0” to weigh additional quantities.

  • Press the TARE button 3. The scales will display “0” grams again and also “Tare”.
  • Place the additional ingredient on the scales. Display 2 shows the weight of the newly added item as well as “Tare”.
  • You can repeat this procedure several times. However, never place more than 5,000 grams on the scales at a time.
  • To end the tare function, remove all the items from the scales. Then press the TARE button 3. The scales will show “0” again and “Tare” will disappear from display 2.

Switching the scales off

  • Press and hold the TARE button 3 until display 2 goes blank.


  • The scales switch off automatically after around 3 minutes if …
    • you do not press any buttons,
    • you do not place any items on the scales,
    • and you do not remove any items from the scales.

Cleaning and care


Damage to the appliance!

  • ► To avoid irreparable damage to the appliance, ensure that no moisture can penetrate the appliance during cleaning.
  • ► Do not use abrasive or chemical cleaning agents or pointed or scratchy objects to clean the surfaces.
  • Wipe the scales with a damp cloth. For stubborn soiling add a little mild detergent to the cloth. Wipe off any detergent residues using a cloth moistened with fresh water only.
  • Dry the scales with a dry cloth after cleaning.



  • Store the appliance in a clean and dry location.
  • You can also hang the scales on the wall when they are not in use.  To do this, use hanger 5 on the rear of the scales.
  • Remove the battery before long periods of non-use.


Disposal of the appliance

  • Do not dispose of the appliance in your normal domestic waste. This product is subject to the provisions of European Directive 2012/19/EU.

Dispose of the appliance via an approved disposal company or your municipal waste facility. Please comply with all applicable regulations. Please contact your waste disposal facility if you are in any doubt. Your local community or municipal authorities can provide information on how to dispose of the product.

Disposal of the packaging

  • Returning the packaging to the material cycle conserves raw materials and reduces the amount of waste that is generated. Dispose of packaging materials that are no longer needed by applicable local regulations.
  • Note the labeling on the packaging and separate the packaging material components for disposal if necessary. The packaging material is labeled with abbreviations (a) and numbers (b) with the following meanings:
    • 1–7: plastics,
    • 20–22: paper and cardboard,
    • 80–98: composites.

Disposal of batteries

Used batteries may not be disposed of in the household waste. Consumers are required by law to dispose of batteries at a collection point provided by their local community or at a retail store. The purpose of this obligation is to ensure that batteries are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Dispose of batteries only when they are fully discharged.

Technical specificationsSilvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale-FIG 1

Kompernass  Handels  GmbH warranty

Dear Customer,

This appliance has a 3-year warranty valid from the date of purchase. If this product has any faults, you, the buyer, have certain statutory rights. Your statutory rights are not restricted in any way by the warranty described below.

Warranty conditions

The warranty period starts on the date of purchase. Please keep your receipt in a safe place. This will be required as proof of purchase.

  • If any material or manufacturing fault occurs within three years of the date of purchase of the product, we will either repair or replace the product for you or refund the purchase price (at our discretion). This warranty service requires that you present the defective appliance and the proof of purchase (receipt) within the three-year warranty period, along with a brief written description of the fault and when it occurred.
  • If the defect is covered by the warranty, your product will either be repaired or replaced by us. The repair or replacement of a product does not signify the beginning of a new warranty period.

Warranty period and statutory claims for defects

The warranty period is not prolonged by repairs effected under the warranty. This also applies to replaced and repaired components. Any damage and defects present at the time of purchase must be reported immediately after unpacking. Repairs carried out after the expiry of the warranty period shall be subject to a fee.

Scope of the warranty

  • This appliance has been manufactured by strict quality guidelines and inspected meticulously before delivery.
  • The warranty covers material faults or production faults. The warranty does not extend to product parts subject to normal wear and tear or to fragile parts which could be considered as consumable parts such as switches, batteries, or parts made of glass.
  • The warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged, improperly used, or improperly maintained. The directions in the operating instructions for the product regarding the proper use of the product are to be strictly followed. Uses and actions that are discouraged in the operating instructions or that are warned against must be avoided.
  • This product is intended solely for private use and not for commercial purposes. The warranty shall be deemed void in cases of misuse or improper handling, use of force, and modifications/repairs that have not been carried out by one of our authorized Service centers.

Warranty claim procedure

To ensure the quick processing of your case, please follow the following instructions:

  • ■ Please have the till receipt and the item number (e.g. IAN 123456_7890) available as proof of purchase.
  • ■ You will find the item number on the type plate on the product, an engraving on the product, on the front page of the operating instructions (below left), or the sticker on the rear or bottom of the product.
  • ■ If functional or other defects occur, please contact the service department listed either by telephone or by e-mail.
  • ■ You can return a defective product to us free of charge to the service address that will be provided to you. Ensure that you enclose the proof of purchase (till receipt) and information about what the defect is and when it occurred.

 You can download these instructions along with many other manuals, product videos, and installation software at www.lidl-service.com.  This QR code will take you directly to the Lidl service page (www.lidl-service.com) where you can open your operating instructions by entering the item number (IAN) 351429_2007.


Service Great Britain

Service Cyprus


Please note that the following address is not the service address. Please use the service address provided in the operating instructions.

FAQS About Silvercrest SKWG 5 A1 Kitchen Scale

How does a Silver Crest kitchen scale switch on?

To turn on the scales, press the SET button (number 3).

How much weight can you put on a kitchen scale?

11 lbs.

Are kitchen scales calibrated before use?

You must frequently calibrate your scales.

Are kitchen scales consistently precise?

Despite the fact that they are typically more precise than other measurement systems

Why won’t my kitchen scale function?

Examine the batteries.

What weight is required to use a scale?

By dividing the needed accuracy by the balance’s standard deviation of repeatability (Rstd), a minimal weight can be calculated.

Does a kitchen scale matter?

The serving amounts of components and food items can be accurately measured.

Can a scale display a higher weight?

From day to day, or even from moment to moment, they may give you a different weight.

Which scales offer the most accuracy?

Scales for analyzers

Do all gram-measuring kitchen scales exist?

In addition to grams, kilograms, ounces, fluid ounces, and pounds, kitchen scales can also indicate weight in milliliters.

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