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Old 10-04-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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I want to get one that is more accurate tomorrow. I am going to Bed Bath and Beyond. What should I get and how much are they? Thanks!!
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:23 PM   #2
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I bought a food scale from BB&B just last weekend
It's a Salter Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale. Weight capacity max 7 lb, 1/8 oz.
Nothing real fancy, it's a digital reading, and very accurate!

It cost $29.99 (and I used a coupon!)

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Old 10-04-2006, 06:38 PM   #3
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I have been weighing and measuring my fodd for several years. I have 2 digityal food scales. One I bought at Walmart for $29.99 The Good cook. The other I had a WW member buy for me at one of their meetings. It was also $29.99. Tanita is a great brand if you want to do a search for one. The one above looks great, but it says temporarily out of stock.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am having a hard time with ****** and raw/vs. cooked meat. Its hard to always go with what a package says, and since I want to get the hang of portion sizes better, I am thinking that I should make sure (at least until I get the hang of eyeballing something) that I weigh and measure more acurately; at least for now. I think I have been way off on some things (maybe even eaten less than I thought, wouldnt that be something!!).
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am having a hard time with ****** and raw/vs. cooked meat. Its hard to always go with what a package says, and since I want to get the hang of portion sizes better, I am thinking that I should make sure (at least until I get the hang of eyeballing something) that I weigh and measure more acurately; at least for now. I think I have been way off on some things (maybe even eaten less than I thought, wouldnt that be something!!).
I picked up a Good Cook digital scale at Wal-Mart ($30 or so) a couple of months ago and just love it.

I get teased sometimes for my obsession with weighing everything in a newsgroup that I subscribe to, but you're right -- I call it "portion creep." If I'm just eyeballing it, I know there's more there on that plate that's sneaking in.

Good luck finding one that works for you!
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:14 AM   #6
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I picked up a Good Cook digital scale at Wal-Mart ($30 or so) a couple of months ago and just love it.

I get teased sometimes for my obsession with weighing everything in a newsgroup that I subscribe to, but you're right -- I call it "portion creep." If I'm just eyeballing it, I know there's more there on that plate that's sneaking in.

Good luck finding one that works for you!
Yep - thats what it is alright. I do not want to make this an obcession, but I do want to be able to control my portions for life. I am doing better, but I think about what I am calling better too. I used to think 2 filet o fish sandwiches was a snack. A snack? No wonder I am still confused regarding portions.
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:51 AM   #7
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Hi, Elyse! Mine is a Good Cook Food Scale. Digital and quite accurate!

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I bought a food scale from BB&B just last weekend
It's a Salter Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale. Weight capacity max 7 lb, 1/8 oz.
Nothing real fancy, it's a digital reading, and very accurate!

It cost $29.99 (and I used a coupon!)

HTH

I went to BB&B last weekend and bought the same exact thing! I love it.
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:37 AM   #9
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My DW bought me a nutritional scale that has 900 food item programed into it as a gift last year. You tell it what is on the scale and it gives you the complete nutritional values for the amount on the scale.
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Vicki, I love mine, too
It's my new kitchen pal!

So, Elyse--what did you end up getting?
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:53 AM   #11
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My DW bought me a nutritional scale that has 900 food item programed into it as a gift last year. You tell it what is on the scale and it gives you the complete nutritional values for the amount on the scale.
WOW!!!! That's like a dream come true.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:59 AM   #12
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I went to BB&B last weekend and bought the same exact thing! I love it.

Just got home with mine! (same one - 30 dollar round salter one) Its cool! I guess I have been a bit more accurate than I thought guessing portions. Thats good to know I am finally getting this portion control thing better.

I saw the other ones mentioned here, but they were close to 100 dollars. I did like those better - but I felt like being cheap (or maybe thrifty??). Thanks for the suggestions!!

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Old 10-05-2006, 10:12 AM   #13
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I also bought the $30 Salter scale and I'm very happy with it. My only complaint was that the battery that came with it was dead and I had to pay another $4 for a battery.

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i found mine at the recycling center for free.....haha......its not fancy like those electric drug-selling type scales ( ) but it works good for the price!
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:19 PM   #15
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I splurged and bought the $59 polder (with a 20% off coupon). I love those single gram increments and ~5 lb. max capacity. Eventually I want a .1 gram increment scale, although I've heard they take a while to settle on a number.
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:26 AM   #16
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Mine is a digital postal scale--around 13 pound capacity (6 kilograms) and displays down to single grams or tenths of an ounce. I couldn't find anything around here at the time (now Wmt has Good Cook but they didn't then) so I ordered mine onine--I think it was $25 incl shipping. I use it all the time.
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:32 PM   #17
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10th of an ounce? Wow, very nice!
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:20 PM   #18
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I got it for 21.99!
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:34 AM   #19
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Kevin,
What do you think of your nutritional scale? Do you use that feature much? What brand is it? I've been considering one of those but was wondering if it's one of the things that sounds nice but you really don't use the extra features that much.
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Old 01-08-2007, 01:25 PM   #20
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I also use a digital postal scale....it was only about $18 at Office Depot....

Works great for me, since I don't need any bells & whistles...
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