Which one should I buy for regular home use? I can't remember which one CI recommends.
I use an Escali Prof Lab Scale. Its 60$ at Amazon, they have 125 gr, 600gr, 3000 gr maximum.
I think it depends a bit what you want to do with it. I settled on the 600 gr one as I need it to be exact for less then a gram.
They seemed reasonable sturdy to me.
I just bought this, and love it. I did a search on it and came up at a site that had it for about $27. I couldn't believe it, but it was true, and it arrived pronto! I wish that I could remember what site it was, but do a search and see if you can find it.
I use a Pelouze scale with a tare function, auto shut-off and a 5 lb. capacity. Works just fine in my kitchen. On sale at Staples today - Cyber Monday...$63.32 off!
Another vote for My Weigh, if for no other reason than the 30 year warranty on most of their scales. I lost the proof of purchase, so couldn't replace my 3001p ($30 from Old Will Knotts) when it died after 7 years. Good scale overall but I found the display a little difficult to read without using the backlight feature. Replaced it with an i5000H ($47), which has a bigger capacity (5000 g), and a counting mode that lets you use it as a percentage scale.
I generally respect CI, but whatever they test they seem to limit the choices to models you can get at BB&B, Sur la Table and similar retail outlets. Specialty outlets and web retailers often have better.