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Old 02-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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I Miss My Scale

The batteries died in my digital kitchen scale over the weekend. I never realized how much I use the scale until now.

I was going to make a new recipe yesterday until I realized all the ingredients were listed in grams. I have no chance of estimating all of them accurately so the recipe goes on the shelf for a bit.

I cook up half a box of pasta for the two of us (13.25 ounces) can't divide the box in half without a scale. (I know, a 50/50 estimate isn't all that hard and I managed, but I am AR and have to be accurate.)

I'll have to stop somewhere and buy some batteries (those little coin-sized ones) pretty soon.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Half of 13.25 is 6-5/8
Now, how many grams is that? Beats me. I haven't dealt with grams in... well, let's just say it's been a while
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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lol, pac.

28.35 grams per oz., i think? sounds right.

geez, now i'm forgetting.

andy, i have a dusty old ohaus triple beam that you can have. no batteries required.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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one for you, one for me, one for you, one for me, etc------- no batteries!
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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lol, pac.

28.35 grams per oz., i think? sounds right.

geez, now i'm forgetting.

andy, i have a dusty old ohaus triple beam that you can have. no batteries required.
Thank you for my belly laugh!
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Half of 13.25 is 6-5/8
Now, how many grams is that? Beats me. I haven't dealt with grams in... well, let's just say it's been a while
Just stick the pasta on the scale and switch the units to grams.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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I have to say, I love mydigital scale, especially because it has both metric and standard. The best part i picked up at the sample sale for 10 bucks, simular scale are at least 3 times as much in the store.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
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My analog scale broke so I'm going to replace it with a digital one. Not even going to ask DH if first he can fix it
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:32 PM   #9
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It's much easier in grams. Half the box is approx. 188 grams.


Dividing it up after it's cooked is easier. I just put some on SO's plate until she says, "That's enough.", then I take the rest.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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Glad that none of my timers, thermometers, nor scales require batteries.
Bad enough that my wireless mouse does.
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