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Old 01-16-2008, 11:38 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
If you can afford them, Soehnle's scales are great. The Futura and their new model 65055 have great reviews in Cook's Illustrated, but they cost major bucks since they are made in Germany and the Euro is getting stronger by the day.
Here is the link for the 65055: Amazon.com: Soehnle Model Scale - 65055/65055: Home & Garden
That's a nice scale, wysiwyg. However, I have a counter space "issue" in my kitchen and it would be a bit problematic because of it's design. My Salter scale is compact enough that I just prop it up against the back splash of my counter.

I also have to say that my scale can be had for about $49 and does everything the Soehnle scale does.

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:02 PM   #12
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I had a Soehnle and I had nothing but problems with it and they did replace it for me once. But it stopped working again so I finally threw it out. I had paid 70.00 for it which is twice the price of the My Weigh. The My Weigh does more and costs less and has a lifetime warranty, Soehnle does not. I think its 1 year now.

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:55 PM   #13
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One feature of that scale I like is the offset display. It allows you to easily read the weight even when you have a large bowl or plate on the scale.

It's not necessary to get that brand to get the feature.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:16 PM   #14
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You can get a decent digital scale that reads in .10ths of ounces, with tare function, pretty cheap at Staples, WalMart, etc.
Look in the office supply area.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:19 PM   #15
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Wow Aera,
Thank you for the feedback, I own a Soenhle but is to measure people's weight and % of fat and has been fine for about 4 years. I thought the kitchen scale would be also very reliable, specially after reading Cook's Illustrated. I see I was wrong.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:45 PM   #16
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I got an Avery-Berkel 15 pound capacity scale at a yard sale. Came out of a candy store. 0.005 lb resolution. I enter $16.00 per pound to get ounces in the cost window. Resolves to 0.08 ounces.

I think I paid $15, just checked on eBay, Boy, did I get lucky.

The importance of Tare cannot be overstated. Also handy if Tare can be saved.

A thing to be considered in a scale is a steel/ metallic platter and if it can be removed. Metallic for durability and removable for thorough cleaning.

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