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Feb 7, 2013 09:11 AM

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:

    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.

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