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Old 08-13-2011, 12:00 PM   #11
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #12
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Both of my kitchen scales have been Salter. I just bought this one after its predecessor of 16 years gave up the ghost. I love it and I was amazed how "helpless" I became the few days I was without a scale.

The newer model of my old scale is easier to read and easier to clean and, for you, it's the 11-pound model and is in the middle of your price range. Just food for thought. After all, this IS a food/cooking site.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #13
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I use a 5kg scale (11 pounds) It's handy when weighing fruit for making jams and meat since I buy in bulk and butcher it myself.
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I use a 5kg scale (11 pounds) It's handy when weighing fruit for making jams and meat since I buy in bulk and butcher it myself.
Absolutely. I forgot about that. How could I? I'm right in the middle of canning/freezing season. Must've had a brain hiccup.
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Absolutely. I forgot about that. How could I? I'm right in the middle of canning/freezing season. Must've had a brain hiccup.
I can't manage with just a fiddly little thing. Sometimes I make jams and preserves with even more that 11 pounds of fruit when I get it on sale in season. Guess the little ones are fine for people that only make small quantities but if I'm going to go to the trouble of preserving something I make a large batch that will last for months!
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On mine the weight limit is total weight.
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:20 PM   #17
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I'm of the opinion that an 11-pound capacity refers to how much weight you put on the scale platform. The scale doesn't know if it's a bowl or several different ingredients. If you zero out the display, the weight is still there.

There are several other companies that make quality scales, including Salter and Polder. I would check into them before making a decision.

Look here as a start:

Salter Digital Kitchen Scales - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag - Price - Review
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I was mistaken. I just tested mine and like everyone else has said, it is the total weight. Mine goes to 11 (I couldn't resist).

I have this one and I love it.
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I was mistaken. I just tested mine and like everyone else has said, it is the total weight. Mine goes to 11 (I couldn't resist).

I have this one and I love it.
Neat scale, GB. I love my Salter scale. The one that crapped out was wonderful, which is why I purchased another one, albeit its newer model. Love this one, too. I use my kitchen scale all the time. Don't know what I did without one before.
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