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Water-resistant electronic kitchen scale?

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roz Sep 5, 2011 11:00 AM

Friends:

I've tried several different brands of kitchen scales, and while most have the features I want, inevitably, they seem to get water inside, and stop working properly. I realize that if I were more careful, this probably wouldn't happen, but it just seems that in the rush of measuring, cleaning the counter, or cooking, the scale inevitably comes into contact with a shallow layer of water or spilled liquid on the counter. I'm not talking about immersing the scale - I never do that - but I seem to have scales go out on me just from sitting in small liquid spill for a short time.

My favorite scale is the OXO 11 lb., with the detachable front. The features I'm looking for are:
-long automatic shut off time
--tare
--easily go back and forth between lbs.(oz.s) and grams.
--smallest increment 5 gms, 1/4 lb.

I've checked past chowhound posts, and while there's lots of info. on scales, none address how water resistant they are. So I thought I'd see if folks had any recommendations on this - or do I just need to be super-careful.

thanks in advance!

-Roz

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    escondido123 Sep 5, 2011 11:59 AM

    If water seems to be the culprit, you might want to put your scale inside a zip lock baggie. You can see but water can't get in.

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