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Old 11-13-2004, 07:37 PM   #31
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One point I did forget to make....if you use a scale to "bake with" you do not need to sift your flour for measurement purposes. It all seems to boil down to what you are most comfortable. Pst :)
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:04 AM   #32
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I have an older mechanical scale that I don't use for cooking. Also have a digital postal type scale that I purchased specifically for soapmaking. I have used it a few time for other cooking related work, but primarily use it to weigh ingredients when making soaps.

Most of the cookbooks and recipes I use for food are measurements rather than weights.

I'm about to learn cheesemaking so I might be dragging that scale out again.
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:01 AM   #33
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I have one of those 16 oz cheapies, which I use to break down a 10 lb tube of hamburger, into one pound pkgs, for the freezer. Not terribly accurate, but it works for me.
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:41 PM   #34
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pts1can, what do you you mean when you say "if you use a scale to "bake with" you do not need to sift your flour"? Does this mean that you weigh the flour, then just sift whatever has been measured out?

About a month ago, at Ross, I saw a digital scale for 8.99, and I didn't get it. I could just kick myself! I have been feeling like I need it more often lately. Went back to Ross today and got one of those cheapie non digital scales. The brand is Thinner. It was only 5.99. I haven't decided yet if I will keep this. I don't know if it's what I need.

I need input...should I get a nicer digital scale? I would probably primarily use it to measure meats when repacking bulk foods. But I would also use it on a daily basis to track food I'm eating for weight management purposes. I'm wondering if the one I just bought will be sensitive enough for that. I would measure meats and veggies out and slowly start using it when baking.

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Old 01-05-2005, 12:17 AM   #35
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My former SO is a type II diabetic with a very strict regimen, so I used the scale for everything. Now I just use it occasionally.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:37 AM   #36
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I need input...should I get a nicer digital scale?
htc - check out
http://recipes.egullet.com/ksm.php
a good discussion of kitchen scales - from types, purchasing to kichen uses
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Old 01-05-2005, 01:31 PM   #37
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Thanks subfuscpersona!
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:13 AM   #38
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I have a wonderful scale that can go to either grams or ounces. It is digital, about 7 inches across, an inch and a half thick. Easy to store. Stainless steel, so easy to clean.

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You can also turn it on after placing your bowl or container on it, then it automatical begins at zero, it does not weigh the bowl.
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Old 01-06-2005, 01:23 PM   #39
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Htc....if you "scale" your flour you do not need to sift it at all....the reason for sifting flour is so that it is a consistent texture so when you "cup" it you end up with a consistent measurement.....of course if you weight the flour, time and time again, a pound is a pound. I find that my results are much more consistent when I weight my ingredients. Pst :D
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Old 01-06-2005, 01:37 PM   #40
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I could be wrong, but isn't another reason you sift flour to aerate it?
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