daltonam Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 7:45pm

I'm wanting one. . .

What kind do you have or wanting to buy?

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leily Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 7:53pm

i'll be watching this too, i hope you get some good answers icon_smile.gif it's on my to buy list finally.

Mencked Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 7:58pm

I have the basic one from Wal-mart and wonder how I ever lived without it! Consistant, easy measuring! DUH to me for not getting one sooner!

Navyempress Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 8:08pm

I have an Escali. It's the same one we used in my Baking & Pastry classes. It was $50 from pastrychef.com. It was a great investment. My kids are not allowed to touch it!

http://www.pastrychef.com/AQUA-ELECTRONIC-KITCHEN-SCALE_p_1325.html

artscallion Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 8:09pm

Best $20 I ever spent.

no more piles of measuring cups to wash. No more realizing you've already used both of your 1/3 cups for molasses and crisco when it comes time to measure the 1/3 cup of cornstarch.

Just add one ingredient to the correct weight. Reset. Add the next ingredient to its correct weight. Reset. And continue...

daltonam Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by artscallion

Best $20 I ever spent.




Which one do you have? icon_smile.gif

cakeymom Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 8:29pm

Mine is a Salton - Not sure of the model but it has:
Grams and Ounces/Pounds
Auto Zero
Auto Shutoff

Best investment I could have ever made. I love recipes that are already converted to gram or ounces so that I don't have to do it.

Using a scale makes for more accurate and consistent baking, as it is a science.

cakeymom

artscallion Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 8:51pm
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Originally Posted by daltonam

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Originally Posted by artscallion

Best $20 I ever spent.



Which one do you have? icon_smile.gif




I'll have to check when I get home. I think I got it at Bed Bath & Beyond.

costumeczar Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 9:06pm

I got a Polder digital scale and I really like it. Very simple to use, there's actually a reiew of it coming up on my blog next week, but I'd recommend it for home use.

artscallion Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:34pm

It's this one. Very simple and cheap but very sturdy and reliable. I've had it for several years now (they may have a new model) and it's still going strong.

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Davwattie Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:59pm

Hi

I've recently treated myself to some Salter digital scales and they are loads better than my old ones.

The display is easier to read and they even weigh liquids in fl oz or ml!! no more using baby bottles when I need more than a tablespoon lol

http://www. walmart .com /ip/Salter-Electronic-Kitchen-Scale-with-Animated-Display/11090911

Although I had mine from a TKMaxx store here in the UK for £14.99 instead of £45 icon_lol.gif

daltonam Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by Davwattie

Although I had mine from a TKMaxx store here in the UK for £14.99 instead of £45 icon_lol.gif




Rub it in!!! ha ha ha


Thanks to everyone, I'm hoping that I can get one during black friday (if I want to fight the crowd!

stampinron Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 11:56pm

Got mine at Target.

But the only draw back is that it only goes up to 5 pounds. Not that I'm doing more cakes, I wish it went higher, maybe 8-10 pounds.

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