Electronic Digital Scale - portable
Hello - I'm taking a series of baking classes and need a new scale. I'm not too concerned about weight (the school is walking distance from home) but it needs to be able to be bounced around a little!
My ideal scale would run on batteries (for using in class) as well as an AC adapter (for using at home).
Thanks very much!
I have a Salter Nutri-Weight scale that my daughter bought me a few years back and really love it. Runs on batteries and is about the size of a notebook. Very light and lots of neat features. It's not exactly cheap at $79 (on sale), but a really good choice.
I have a Salter aquatronic. Love it. It's several years old at this point and I use it constantly.
I too have a Salter electronic scale and love it. It's perhaps their least expensive model...I think about $30, and it's battery only, and is quite small and extremely light. Works perfectly and really see no need for plug-in. I have just replaced the batteries for the first time in about 3-4 years.
I've never seen one that operated on AC. They use so little electricity. My Salter has been running on the same battery that came with it for the past few years.
Go to Oldwillknottscales.com for a wide selection and decent prices. Several manufacturers make models designed to be carried around. I've bought Myweigh scales for home and business use and they were very reliable, but other brands might be just as good. As Buckethead noted, they pretty much all run on batteries only. But they shut off automatically after a minute or two, and the batteries in the one I use at home have lasted for 3 years so far.
Batteries shouldn't be an issue in this case. Protecting the platter during transport should be a concern.
My Salter was shipped with 3 rubber 'bars' that held the platter in place. At the least I'd suggest keeping anything like that, and use them during transport.
I wonder if any of the kitchen models have a builtin 'transportation clamp'. That and a hard case would be nice.