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Old 03-28-2016, 03:39 PM   #21
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You have to consider what you are going to be putting on the scale. My scale, as I found out, though is great most of the time, is too small for few containers I use for bread making. It is a real pain in the neck to see the numbers, because container is too big.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:23 PM   #22
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That's great! So far it's looking like the 5 lb Oxo could be the best choice for me.


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Consider when weighing something requiring a large bowl. You can easily exceed 5 pounds. I have a large glass bowl that I measure flour in for bread, and it's easy to hit the 5 pound limit of that Oxo. I love most things Oxo, but that would be too light for me.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:27 PM   #23
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I've been using the My Weigh KD-8000 and really like it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:14 PM   #24
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Consider when weighing something requiring a large bowl. You can easily exceed 5 pounds. I have a large glass bowl that I measure flour in for bread, and it's easy to hit the 5 pound limit of that Oxo. I love most things Oxo, but that would be too light for me.
Mine came with a plastic bowl that works well for me. And, in response to Charlie, the display on the ones Andy and I have can be pulled out - it's connected with a cord - so you can read it if the container or contents hang over it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:22 PM   #25
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Mine came with a plastic bowl that works well for me. And, in response to Charlie, the display on the ones Andy and I have can be pulled out - it's connected with a cord - so you can read it if the container or contents hang over it.

The pull out display feature on the Oxo models seem really handy. I haven't seen others that have that feature. I guess I could always get the 5 lb and upgrade to the 11 if I need more weight capacity.


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Old 03-28-2016, 05:25 PM   #26
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Glass and pottery bowls are much heavier than stainless and plastic bowls. If you use the heavier bowls, a 5 pound capacity could be too low.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:37 PM   #27
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Glass and pottery bowls are much heavier than stainless and plastic bowls. If you use the heavier bowls, a 5 pound capacity could be too low.

I usually measure ingredients before putting them in a bowl. Hopefully the 5 lb will work. The 11 lb is more $ than I wanted to spend.


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Old 03-28-2016, 06:49 PM   #28
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I usually measure ingredients before putting them in a bowl. Hopefully the 5 lb will work. The 11 lb is more $ than I wanted to spend.
I do the same. I have my large ceramic bowl out and I measure ingredients, one at a time, into the plastic bowl on the scale, then put them in the large bowl. It works and I don't have to do the math in my head
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The tare/zero function is perfect for that. You can measure each ingredient into the bowl and reset to zero after each addition so you're ready for the next.
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The tare/zero function is perfect for that. You can measure each ingredient into the bowl and reset to zero after each addition so you're ready for the next.
Yep. Why mess with multiple vessels when one will do?
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