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Where Can I Get The Best Digital Scale?

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I don't know if this is the right board for this topic, but I don't want to drive to Memphis or Brooklyn to buy a scale.

Any places locally (except for Williams-Sonoma and places like that which add a large amounts to the price for the privilege of buying from them).

Thanks for any help.

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  1. Sur la Table also has a good selection.

    They're not cheap.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thanks all, but I should have been clearer. I'd also like recs. of brands that are reliable.

      Wow, the Oak Barrel is still there. I drive by but never notice. I remember when it was mainly a wine shop on University - back when we used to buy half gallons of wine.

      1. re: oakjoan

        Brand discussion on the Cookware board:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. re: oakjoan

          I can still remember the exact smell of the Oak Barrel from when I'd go in with my mother, who would buy sherry there, probably 30 years ago or so...

      2. Oak Barrel homebrew shop on San Pablo in Berkeley

        1. Economy restaurant supply in San Francisco, or East Bay restaurant supply in Oakland, near Jack London square. I got one recently at Economy, it was around $30.

          1. any reputable headshop/smokeshop will have a good selection....

            office depot also sells digital postal scales at a fairly good price.

            1. free shipping and no tax:

              http://www.amazon.com/Salter-5-Pound-...

              1. A friend just got one at Bed Bath and Beyond. Her's was around $25 or $29 but they went up to $99. See if you can find a 20% off coupon that are always around except when you need one.

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                1. re: Cheesy Oysters

                  I looked at the BBB in Jack London Square (Oakland), and while they had three or four scales, none really looked like what I wanted. They had a lot more analog scales than digital ones, and the digital ones had very few features.

                2. Here's a discussion on kitchen scales, a bit dated but informative, especially if you're just starting your search: http://www.cookingforengineers.com/ar...

                  And website: http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/

                  1. I also highly recommend oldwillknottscales. (See above)

                    The LS-30 has a 30 lb. capacity and is exact (for small weights) down to a tenth of an ounce. Unbeatable value here. I've used it to weight all my ultralight backpacking gear down to the gram (it switches from English to metric) for three years now and it's a workhorse. That should be all the scale you need.

                    1. Folks-

                      Please do continune to discuss where in the Bay Area to find vendors of digital scales, but take any discussion about scales in general terms or comparisons of brands to the Cookware board.

                      We will remove any further replies to this thread that do not discuss where to find scales in the Bay Area.

                      Thanks.

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                      1. re: The Chowhound Team

                        Thanks for the clarification and for not deleting or moving this thread.

                      2. I know a few places, but it depends on what capacity you are looking for. I have a nifty little digital scale I love but it only goes up to five pounds. Is that enough?