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Broken Scale - MyWeight or Oxo

My beloved scale has broken and I need a new one ASAP. I am currently undecided between the MyWeigh KD8000 and the OXO with the pull out display. Any opinions either way?

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  1. Hi, f...:

    Between those two, I like the KD8000.

    Not liking digital/electronic stuff, I'd be happier with an analog mechanical scale like this: http://www.pennscale.com/products/bak...

    I've had two digitals, one a $40 cheapie for the kitchen, and a $$$ lab-grade for the winery. The load cells on both died. Now I use a 150-year-old Roberval bascule balance scale ($75 on eBay) and some cool brass weights.


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    1. re: kaleokahu

      Yea, I'm on the lookout for a digital scale and use it for nearly everything from baking to cooking to weighing packages if that changes anyone's recommendations.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I could not do without my digital scale. I inherited my cheap one from my mother ten years ago and it refuses to go away.

        It says "Good Cook" on the label and probably came from WalMart.

        The one thing that I do not like is that it needs a higher weight limit. If I'm weighing out flower for bread I can't put my heavy mixing bowl on it and have to use another container.

    2. I have the oxo, I like it alot and it has a nice readable display.

      1. I'm a fan of the OXO. Skinny enough to fit in a drawer at the prep area, big readable display, and the pull-out feature is very handy with big plates or bowls of ingredients. Also the removable stainless-covered platform is easy to clean.

        I have the 11 lb version, there's a 5 lb max version for less if that's all you'll need. Edited to add: Just noticed that you'll use it for weighing packages, too, so you'd want the 11 lb max version. And the pull-out display will come in handy for that.

        1. I've bought MyWeigh scales for myself and family members from this place and have been totally satisfied with the product, price, and service each time. http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/buy...

          1. MyWeigh KD8000 absolutely. I have the scale and it's great. It also has bakers percentages

            1. To test a digital scale without a calibration weight
              To test a digital scale if you don't have a special calibration weight you can use coins: (Make sure to use new, shiny coins. Worn coins will weigh less).

              A U.S. nickel (5-cent coin for non-Americans) weighs exactly 5.00 grams and a U.S. cent (since 1983) weighs exactly 2.50 grams.

              U.S. Cents 1981 and before weigh 3.11 grams. (In 1982 solid bronze U.S. cents were replaced with copper plated zinc U.S. cents. In 1982 both metal types of U.S. cents were made.)

              Canadian coins are lighter. A Canadian 5-cent coin weighs 3.95 grams since 2000. A Canadian 1-cent coin weights 2.35 grams since 2000. Before 2000 coin weights changed several times due to changes in metal content.

              If you live in another country, check out your government mint web site or coin collectors web sites for gram weights of your local coins.

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              1. Thanks for the advice. I finally purchased the KD8000 which should arrive in a few days and assume it'll be a great buy.

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                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  This scale is fantastic! It's a bit heftier than I imagined it would be but that's fine. The only thing I can't seem to figure out are the reusable covers. There seems to be a permanent plastic cover attached which can be removed but why the additional covers as well.