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Old 03-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #31
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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)
You must be buying the ones for lefties! Being a lefty, I don't have that problem!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:11 PM   #32
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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...
Professional chefs will always tell you to weigh your ingredients. It is a more accurate means of obtaining a more pleasurable and pleasing product in the end.
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Since I started baking by weight a few years ago, there is no more, "it came out better last time". It also feeds my ocd-like personality.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #34
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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 bought the 5-pound model and I really like it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:35 PM   #35
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Since I started baking by weight a few years ago, there is no more, "it came out better last time". It also feeds my ocd-like personality.
I think a scale is as necessary as your cake pans and muffing tins. I can't imagine not having one in the kitchen. I even weigh packages on mine. Saves a trip to the post office. Can leave it for the mailman to pick up. Postage applied.
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