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Kitchen Scale Recommendations (2003 – 2010)

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Honestly, if someone doesn't have a digital kitchen scale, I'd say buy the cheapest you can find -- and it should be very cheap.

If there's something about it that falls short of your expectations, you'll know what YOU want to look for in the feature set next time.

There's no substitute for experience, and mistakes needn't be expensive.

However buying a 'design statement' can still be an expensive mistake.

While a useful, functional tool can be very cheap indeed.

In the UK, this is £10 including delivery - that's about US $15. http://www.idealhomestore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Digital%20Kitchen%20Scales-Roma&click=2

Its cordless (thats good in my book, using 2 coin cell batteries) and weighs to 5kg (or 11lb) in divisions of 1g (or 1/8 oz).

Price is no longer a barrier. (Even to me.)


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It turns out that a fall from three feet can be fatal to a digital scale, so I'm in the market for (a) new one or ones -- a large capacity (say, 5 kg) with 1-gram resolution; and one for powders, yeasts and so forth: 0.01-gram resolution would be nice.

Anything new I need to look at?


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I'm very happy with the Soehnle Page White scale that I got. About $50, very slim format, and slides right into a shelf with about the same profile as a slim paperback. -BDT

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