Can Anyone Weigh In On A Good Kitchen Scale?

Decorating By monet1895 Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 3:54pm by dchockeyguy

monet1895 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 10:31pm
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I think it's time to add this tool to my inventory. Took a peek at BBB today. Just wondering if anyone has input?

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PattyT Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 11:05pm
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Great Subject Line...good pun!

I subscribe to America's Test Kitchen and they tested several consumer level kitchen scales. They concluded that most were fairly accurate, so pick the one that has the features you need.

They liked the Oxo Good Grips one where the control panel pulls out on a cord away from the unit so that if you had a large bowl on the scale you could still see the numbers.

I bought that one and love it. I never thought with just being a hobby baker that I'd use it so much but I really do.

Hope this helps.

delisa01 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:09am
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monet1895 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:35pm
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Thanks for your input!

TexasSugar Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:31pm
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I have a middle of the price range digital one from Bed, Bath and Beyond and have been happy with it. I'm not sure the brand it is though.

When you look for one, you want to make sure you get one that switches between oz and grams, and one that has a zero feature. I love that feature! icon_smile.gif

kimblyd Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:49pm
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I use the one I bought when I first joined Weight Watchers 5 years ago. Lord knows I don't use it for THAT anymore since I started making cakes! icon_biggrin.gif

It works great, have never even replaced the battery.

monet1895 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 7:02pm
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Yes, thanks TexasSugar! Both of those features are musts. I was noticing the zeroing feature, and I know that's a must have! Want to be able to put an empty container on the scale, zero, and then weigh so that I can dump ingredient into my recipe.

TexasSugar Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 7:28pm
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The above is the one I have.

I think this is the one my mom has.

I would say if I bought it agian I'd get one that you can still easily read the numbers if you have a bigger bowl on top. I actually use mine more for cooking than baking.

monet1895 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 7:47pm
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Thanks for the links and additional input.

dchockeyguy Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:54pm
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I agre with PattyT. I also subscribe to that magazine and bought that scale based on their review. I have yet to be disappointed with it. I was recently converted to scaling all of my recipes, so it's become invaluable now.

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