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walker Nov 28, 2008 10:53 AM

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

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    Kelli2006 RE: walker Nov 28, 2008 06:20 PM

    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.


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      jk1002 RE: walker Nov 28, 2008 07:20 PM

      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.

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        Mother of four RE: walker Nov 30, 2008 01:10 PM

        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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          jzerocsk RE: Mother of four Dec 1, 2008 09:52 AM

          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.

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            al b. darned RE: Mother of four Dec 1, 2008 03:45 PM

            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.

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              jzerocsk RE: al b. darned Dec 2, 2008 06:37 AM

              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. Gio RE: walker Dec 1, 2008 10:01 AM

            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. Zeldog RE: walker Dec 1, 2008 05:43 PM

              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.

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                Mother of four RE: walker Dec 1, 2008 06:42 PM

                This is where I ordered it from. Great price and a great scale.

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                  Zeldog RE: Mother of four Dec 12, 2008 09:45 PM

                  That's the one with a 2500g capacity. Good scale if that's what you need, but here's the i5000 from Amazon.


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                    Mother of four RE: Zeldog Dec 13, 2008 11:34 AM

                    Quite a difference in price, and the 2500 is wonderful I don't even know what the difference is as they both look alike excet your i5000 is $48 and mine is $28.

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                      chocolateman RE: Mother of four Dec 14, 2008 02:57 AM

                      The difference is the capacity i5000 is 5kg while the i2500 is 2.5kg. For most cases 2.5 kg is sufficient. I like to weigh things in my pots so 5kg is pretty useful. All depends on how you use them.

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                        Zeldog RE: chocolateman Jan 11, 2009 04:10 PM

                        Exactly. Most folks will do fine with the i2500 (2500 g= 5.5 pound capacity). I only need the larger capacity when I make a 5 pound batch of sausage in my 1.2 pound mixing bowl.

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                  foufou RE: walker Jan 17, 2009 06:41 PM

                  bought an OXO scale and I'm happy with it

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                    moreana RE: foufou Jan 19, 2009 11:06 AM

                    That's the one I have too. I recommend it if you expect to use large bowls since the display pulls out so you can actually read it without having to peep underneath the bowl! It also does metric and imperial measurements so you don't have to worry what weights your recipe is written in. The metal part where the bowl sits on also can be popped off for easier cleaning. You won't have to imagine subjecting your scale under running water, just the metal plate unless you made a really really big mess.

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                    FriedClamFanatic RE: walker Jan 19, 2009 11:09 AM

                    My daughter got one for me for Christmas. $29.95 at the baker's catalog. It's fantastic

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