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Old 04-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Kitchen Scale??

What kind of kitchen scale do you use?

I've only had those really cheap ones from Walmart and I think I'm ready to own a real one... only I have no idea on what kind to buy!!
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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We just upgraded to the Oxo Pull-out Food Scale Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display. I love it.

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Old 04-29-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Sammykatt View Post
What kind of kitchen scale do you use?

I've only had those really cheap ones from Walmart and I think I'm ready to own a real one... only I have no idea on what kind to buy!!
Hi Sk…
It's not how much they cost, but how fine of resolution they will weigh.

My espresso scale will weigh .1gm (1/10 gm) whereas my general purpose kitchen scale weighs 1gm (10X less sensitive)

For food purposes weighing to the ounce is fine, but smaller increment scales improve absolute accuracy.

However, my scale that weighs very tiny amounts can only weigh up to 2 pounds total, whereas my scale that weighs in single ounces and grams can weigh 6 pounds total.

It's a trade-off...which is why I have both.

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
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I bought the Biggest Loser scale at Bed Bath & Beyond. It wasn't expensive and it works great!
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:38 AM   #5
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* Emyinpink's Oxo scale is Cook's Illustrated best rated model. I have an old Soehnle digital scale I have used for years that's still hanging in there.

I would be sure to pick one that measures grams and ounces and that also will tare each time you add an item to the bowl. I find it really handy when you are making up something like breakfast cereal and I want to be sure not to add too much apple. I'm really bad at eyeballing things.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:58 PM   #6
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I use a fairly inexpensive Escali digital scale. About $20 and I thought it was an extra gadget I'd never use but might be nice for bread baking (pre-LC). Now I'd never be without a kitchen scale and even get annoyed when recipes don't include weights! Also handy for portion control.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:58 AM   #7
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This is mine. I bought it through amazon several years back, and I still love it. Grams/ounces, tares, weighs up to 11 pounds. And it looks nice enough that I don't mind leaving it out for easy access.

Despite the fact that I don't weigh or track my food, I use it fairly often. I love the thing.

I think I paid about twenty bucks.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #8
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The one I have is made by Salter and I bought it because it was thin and didn't take up much room. But the feature I like the most is that if you put your dish on it before you turn it on, it deducts the weight of the dish and starts at zero. Maybe they all do that (this is the first one I ever bought), but it's a feature I would make sure to have before I bought another one. Just makes things so easy and I use it all the time.
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