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Old 02-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #21
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Yes, there is a metric/English system button. You can switch back and forth. Digital scales aso have a tare or zero button. IT let's you put a bowl on the scale then zero out its weight so you can add and measure ingredients.
Yep.... love my Salter digital. Does all of that. When adding several dry ingredients to mix, you can zero it after each addition, saving a lot of time.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:02 PM   #22
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Thanks, BT. That's a very informative link. SO's car remote takes three each while my scale takes two. Now I understand what the difference is - my scale battery won't fit in her remote.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #23
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in a pinch, i've soldered/wired a few batteries together that wouldn't fit the casing to make the required joltage to make something run.

it's usually the voltage (1.5 volts per cell) that determines how many is required.

unless you need to start a fire, lol.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:59 AM   #24
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I'd be lost without mine too. I also use it to weigh pasta before cooking. If I just eyeball it, I'll cook too much, and in turn eat too much. I would always take out what looked right, then second guess myself and add more,

It's so much easier to have recipes in grams, I can do that math in my head with less mistakes, I'm not great at math...
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #25
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I am an oldtimer... they call me Senior Citizen.. All of you cooks out there.. You must have a computer in your house, prob in your kitchen to store all those fine recipes. Hint: Google your question. How many grams in an ounce? or something similar. Be surprised what you will get.

BTW... I printed the table of cross-measurements and posted it in my kitchen cabinet. DUH!!!!

Use measuring spoons to measure... they have equivalency tables for most common things. My 2 cents...
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:21 AM   #26
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It's not the problem of knowing the weight or conversion, it's a problem of lack of battery power to weigh out the grams accurately...some of us are just a bit picky about it...guessing just won't do.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:15 AM   #27
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I am an oldtimer... they call me Senior Citizen.. All of you cooks out there.. You must have a computer in your house, prob in your kitchen to store all those fine recipes. Hint: Google your question. How many grams in an ounce? or something similar. Be surprised what you will get.

BTW... I printed the table of cross-measurements and posted it in my kitchen cabinet. DUH!!!!

Use measuring spoons to measure... they have equivalency tables for most common things. My 2 cents...
Living in Canada, our measuring spoons and cups have metric and Imperial measures. However, for accuracy re: bread, etc., I like a scale and I like to measure the ingredients in metric equivalents.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:08 AM   #28
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Living in Canada, our measuring spoons and cups have metric and Imperial measures. However, for accuracy re: bread, etc., I like a scale and I like to measure the ingredients in metric equivalents.
Living in the US most of our measuring cups have metric and Imperial measures.

The down side is the Imperial measure is on the wrong side.

I use a scale for anything I have a weight conversion factor for, especially if I think it matters (flour is a great example)
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Seeing this thread pop up again reminded me I never reported back on my purchase.

I ordered the OXO 11 pound capacity scale. Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

My initial impression is that it's just what I need. It takes AAA batteries so replacements should be cheaper. The pull-out display feature is nice, as is the lighted display. Nice big, easy to read numbers. The display also shows how close you are to its 11 pound capacity for those times when you are using the 'zero' button a lot.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #30
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Seeing this thread pop up again reminded me I never reported back on my purchase.

I ordered the OXO 11 pound capacity scale. Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

My initial impression is that it's just what I need. It takes AAA batteries so replacements should be cheaper. The pull-out display feature is nice, as is the lighted display. Nice big, easy to read numbers. The display also shows how close you are to its 11 pound capacity for those times when you are using the 'zero' button a lot.
I love my tare function. If I add in the food code of the item I am weighing, it will also give me a nutrition breakdown...
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