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Kitchen Scale Recommendations, 2011 –

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#61 takadi

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:51 PM

Seems like a good model. Unfortunately it also seems as though it doesn't measure out in ounces, though the ACP 500 which has .1 g resolution does. It also looks like it requires you to buy the calibration weights separately. Not huge problems however. Might just take the plunge and buy it. If I get it I'll let you know how it works

 

I was actually looking into digiweigh models but some reviewers said that it required constant calibration and that even after calibration it would be off. Dirt cheap though.


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#62 Robenco15

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:23 PM

Yeah I didn't notice, but that does kinda suck it doesn't do ounces. You can always convert I guess. ChefSteps allows you to edit their ingredient amounts in a recipe and then change back and forth between grams and ounces. That could be useful if they use a specific ingredient that you are using. And there is always google.



#63 Shel_B

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:26 AM

My next purchase will be a kitchen scale.  I have a quick, general question:  Are there any scales where the tare weight can be greater than the capacity of the scale, i.e., say I get a scale with a 1-lb capacity but the bowl or vessel weighs more than 1-lb empty.  Can I still get a tare weight?


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:03 PM

No. It's not like the scale isn't weighing your empty bowl; it's just subtracting its weight from the total measurement.


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#65 rotuts

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:42 PM

decent kitchen scales 'weigh' up to 5 kg these days.

 

that should cover you for a heavy bowl and what you put in it.  in 1 gm increments:

 

http://www.amazon.co...n kitchen scale

 

this one even looks cool.   and they are a lot cheaper than when I got mine.



#66 Shel_B

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:26 PM

Is anyone using this scale:  http://www.amazon.co...o digital scale -  OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

 

It was recently rated #1 by Cook's Illustrated, but their ratings aren't always representative of how a product behaves over time in the real world.  What are the pluses and minuses of the unit?  Have you had it a while and how has it held up?  Would you buy it again?

 

I am also considering this scale:  http://www.amazon.co...r digital scale - Polder Easy Read Digital Scale - same questions.


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#67 rotuts

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

I told my sister to get this and she did. it works for her.

 

she is no Technocrat.

 

BB$B has this:

 

http://www.bedbathan...d=kitchen scale

 

w coupon, done.   w BB$B something happens, you take it back.

 

if you want something more 'Industrial" there is this:

 

http://www.bedbathan...d=kitchen scale

 

the Slater scale I have from BB$B was 49 about 8 - 10 years ago, now about 29.

 

Look at what BB$B has, find something that appeals to you. and then youre done.

 

not so happy a bit later w it? take it back for another.

 

Of Course, Gov. Brown wants a taste.  He deserves it.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:39 PM

Is anyone using this scale:  http://www.amazon.co...o digital scale -  OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

 

It was recently rated #1 by Cook's Illustrated, but their ratings aren't always representative of how a product behaves over time in the real world.  What are the pluses and minuses of the unit?  Have you had it a while and how has it held up?  Would you buy it again?

 

I use this. My minor complaints are: the backlight often goes out quicker than I want it to, and sometimes, but not always, when I remove something, it goes back to -1g or something in that range, but a quick zero out solves it.  Otherwise it's fine, the pull out display is EXTREMELY useful


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#69 cakewalk

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:45 PM

Don't know if this has been mentioned upthread, but whatever scale you get, make sure it takes normal, easy to find batteries like AAAs or something like that. My first scale used some sort of strange battery, and when it ran out I was unable to replace it. Had to get another scale.



#70 rotuts

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:01 AM

my old but fine salter takes a 9 volt.  I recharge them and all my batteries.

 

you can get an inexpensive charger at Harbor Freight.  works fine.



#71 Shel_B

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:15 AM

Don't know if this has been mentioned upthread, but whatever scale you get, make sure it takes normal, easy to find batteries like AAAs or something like that. My first scale used some sort of strange battery, and when it ran out I was unable to replace it. Had to get another scale.

 

I agree, and for that reason I'm only looking at scales that take AA or AAA batteries. 


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#72 Shel_B

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:22 AM

 

I'm heading to the local 3B as soon as I finish my coffee.  Taking a handful of coupons with me.  I'll look at scales as part of my shopping spree.

 

I like the idea of the scale I mentioned in my post because the tray is stainless steel, but I like the price of the one you mentioned, and maybe it'll be good enough for my needs, especially since I can't say for sure how much I'll use it.  Thanks for the link.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

 

Done!  I got the scale you mentioned and now I'll see how clever I was to get the lower capacity unit.  I like the somewhat smaller size compared to the 11-lb scale - it'll be easier to store, and the price with the ubiquitous coupon and Gov. Brown's cut was easy on the wallet.  If it doesn't work for me, I'll switch to the 11-pounder.  Gotta love BBB.  Thanks again for the pointer.


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