I just bought my 3rd Salter. The first one gave up the ghost after about a year or so, and I had to whip out the portable one, which also gave up. In both cases the LCD was disappearing. Unfortunately, being in Ghana I will have to wait till I get back to the states before I ask for a replacement. But I "think" its because I kept the scale in my kitchen which is tiny, and gets incredibly hot when I am cooking or baking -- factor in equatorial temperatures and you get the idea. The 1450 now only gives me the weight, not the nutritional info as the LCD info disappeared from the top down. So I have to weigh then check Calorie King -- a total pain in the rear end. Even so, I bought a replacement 1450 from Amazon and can't wait to get it. Worth its weight in gold, I think.