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Old 11-16-2017, 06:39 AM   #1
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Best Kitchen Scales

As I delve deeper into baking after acquiring my awesome bread machine, it’s becoming increasingly clear that I need (knead?) a kitchen scale. And accuracy and sensitivity (the ability of the scale to weigh small amounts accurately) seem to be the most important attributes to look for.

Unfortunately, my most trusted sources (i.e Consumer Reports) don’t have much to say about kitchen scales, and I trust you all more than reviewers on Amazon. So please help me! Any recommendations are welcome and appreciated.

I also need remedial math lessons to bake by weight instead of volume 😂

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Old 11-16-2017, 06:47 AM   #2
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We use the scale from our arboreal boid breeding days. It was around $100.00 back in the early 2000's.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:54 AM   #3
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We use the scale from our arboreal boid breeding days. It was around $100.00 back in the early 2000's.
Heh heh, accuracy and sensitivity aren’t the only factors, price is a concern too! I’m hoping that all three contingencies can be fulfilled. I also believe in unicorns.
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Here's seriouseats take:

The Best Kitchen Scales | Serious Eats

I have the Oxo and am quite happy with it.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:28 AM   #5
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I have the Oxo, too. It's easy to use and works great.
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And accuracy and sensitivity (the ability of the scale to weigh small amounts accurately) seem to be the most important attributes to look for.
Not sure what you mean by small amounts, but if you're talking about teaspoons, etc., you are further ahead with volumetric measurements.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:27 AM   #7
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The OXO is a great scale. Best I've ever owned.
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As I delve deeper into baking after acquiring my awesome bread machine, it’s becoming increasingly clear that I need (knead?) a kitchen scale. And accuracy and sensitivity (the ability of the scale to weigh small amounts accurately) seem to be the most important attributes to look for.

Unfortunately, my most trusted sources (i.e Consumer Reports) don’t have much to say about kitchen scales, and I trust you all more than reviewers on Amazon. So please help me! Any recommendations are welcome and appreciated.

I also need remedial math lessons to bake by weight instead of volume 😂
I have a Sharper Image. It's been a good product with two problems.

If I buy another I will consider a higher capacity. 11 pounds is adequate for baking, but mine gets used for more than baking.

Large items on scale hide the display. Again not really a problem for baking only. But weighing packages is a problem.

About $35 and a BBB coupon staple.
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I have a Sharper Image. It's been a good product with two problems.

If I buy another I will consider a higher capacity. 11 pounds is adequate for baking, but mine gets used for more than baking.

Large items on scale hide the display. Again not really a problem for baking only. But weighing packages is a problem.

About $35 and a BBB coupon staple.
The Oxo scale has a pull-out display. I'm not sure if it comes there's a version that exceeds 11 pounds, though.
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The Oxo scale has a pull-out display. I'm not sure if it comes there's a version that exceeds 11 pounds, though.
That's the type I would buy.

I've never bought a bad OXO product.
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