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Nov 28, 2008 10:53 AM

Digital Scale

Which one should I buy for regular home use? I can't remember which one CI recommends.

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  1. I have a inexpensive Salton scale that I bought at Bed Bath and Beyond, and they have a coupon in the weekend newspapers for 20% off.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

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        1. re: Mother of four

          I have a MyWeigh KD7000 and I really love it. They are remarkably cheap yet high quality. There is now a KD8000 model that also measures in percentages which is a nice feature. I think the MyWeighs are a great value.

          1. re: Mother of four

            Add my vote for a My Weigh. I have had mine (a 500 series I think) for about five years. Light weight, easy to clean, accurate, good battery life. (Still on the original battery.) I also second buying it from Old Willknott. Santa bought mine there.

            1. re: al b. darned

              The battery life is ridiculous! I got mine a year ago as a gift from my parents who smartly paid the extra $10 or whatever for the AC adapter.

              But it came with a set of batteries so I figured I might as well just use them.

              Still using them!

          2. 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!

            1. 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.