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Old 01-15-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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ISO info on scale for measuring food

Anyone have one? If so what do you like. Its difficult to measure an ounce without a scale.

Thanks!

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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I have been using this scale, virgo. I've had it for almost 10 years and use it for everything. It's wonderful because I dirty up far fewer bowls and measuring tools. I would be lost without my scale.

It's especially good to use when measuring flour for making bread. Flour is affected by moisture, so when I weigh my flour my recipes are much more accurate.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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I have a Pelouze Portion Controller...It's not digital! It weighs up to 5 lbs. Not sure if they make my model an longer. I do recommend the Pelouze brand however.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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Look for a digital scale that measures in both metric and US units and has a tare or zero button. A weight capacity of 10-11 pounds is a good idea.

Digital scales are easier to use and more accurate but you pay more for it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:04 PM   #5
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Look for a digital scale that measures in both metric and US units and has a tare or zero button. A weight capacity of 10-11 pounds is a good idea.
Mine does all of the above and those are all the reasons I love my scale.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:06 PM   #6
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I have become very fond of my scale and use it often.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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I have the The My Weigh 7001DX and I love it. It can weigh upto 15.4lbs and it's not that big. It weighs in grams, ounces, pounds and kilograms. It has a large lit display as well, and it's pretty cheap for what it does. I've had this one now for about 4 years and I use it constantly. Here is a link to the exact one I have Scale Magazine.com - Independent Reviews of My Weigh 7001 Kitchen Scale It also comes with a lifetime/30year warranty.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:43 PM   #8
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Check out King Arthur Flour web site. They have several excellent digital scales available.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:23 AM   #9
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I've got this goofy Sunbeam brand rotary-scale that weighs up to five pounds. I think it's a portion-control scale rather than a bona fide cooking scale, but considering it was only a few bucks at ACO (same place I got the bulk of my pots and pans, coincidentally), it's all right.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:31 PM   #10
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virgo152,
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
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