"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cook's Tools
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,394
New Batteries Were Not Enough

I put new batteries in my kitchen scale and, while it works after a fashion, it's not working properly. I have to fiddle with it to get it to zero out with a bowl on it.

So I'm thinking I need a new scale.

I want a digital scale with an 11-pound capacity, kg/pounds button, zero button and an easily readable display. I'd like it to be sensitive enough to measure in 1/8th ounce/1 gram increments.

What do you guys recommend?
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 1,229
I have a Sharper Image scale that fits your criteria. Got it at BB&B. It is a couple years old and has served me well.
__________________

__________________
Bigjim68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,394
Thanks Jim.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
Head Chef
 
Zagut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendship,MD.
Posts: 1,230
Makes sense to me.

I had an electrical testing device.

The battery went dead.

I replaced it.

The thing never worked again.

We live in a throw it away society.

Why make something that can be repaired when it's cheaper to get a new one?

Is there such a thing as a T.V. repairman?
__________________
Zagut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,893
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zagut View Post
Makes sense to me.

I had an electrical testing device.

The battery went dead.

I replaced it.

The thing never worked again.

We live in a throw it away society.

Why make something that can be repaired when it's cheaper to get a new one?

Is there such a thing as a T.V. repairman?
Don't get me started.

As to kitchen scale, I bought a Starfrit scale, even though that brand is often crap. It was on sale for cheap enough to take a chance. I have been very happy with it so far (about 1.5 - 2 years). It goes up to 5 kg, zeroes, and can switch units between ounces, pounds, grams, and kilograms.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,164
My Salter scale does everything you describe as a requirement. It's my second one. The first one lasted well over 10 years and I only replaced the batteries, maybe, three times. I was so happy with the first one that I bought another one just like it and I still love it. I think I bought it on Amazon, but I'm not sure. it was less than $50 wherever I bought it.

This is the one I have. Easy to use, easy to clean.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #7
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,394
Katie, here's what my Salter looks like. Yours is very similar.

I've had it for many years and it's served me well until now. I used it today to measure out the ingredients for a batch of bagels and it was a struggle to get it to zero out.
Attached Images
 
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,084
Amazon.com: Kitchen Scale - Baker's Math Kitchen Scale - KD8000 Scale by My Weight: Health & Personal Care


This is the one that I put on my Amazon wish list, I got it and I like it a lot.

I like that I can tare my Kitchenaid bowl, something that I couldn't do with my old scale. I haven't used the baker's percentage function yet, but will in the future. It will run off batteries (included) or an option a/c adapter.
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 06:03 PM   #9
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakechef View Post
Amazon.com: Kitchen Scale - Baker's Math Kitchen Scale - KD8000 Scale by My Weight: Health & Personal Care

This is the one that I put on my Amazon wish list, I got it and I like it a lot.

I like that I can tare my Kitchenaid bowl, something that I couldn't do with my old scale. I haven't used the baker's percentage function yet, but will in the future. It will run off batteries (included) or an option a/c adapter.
That's a substantial scale. Thanks.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,893
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakechef View Post
Amazon.com: Kitchen Scale - Baker's Math Kitchen Scale - KD8000 Scale by My Weight: Health & Personal Care


This is the one that I put on my Amazon wish list, I got it and I like it a lot.

I like that I can tare my Kitchenaid bowl, something that I couldn't do with my old scale. I haven't used the baker's percentage function yet, but will in the future. It will run off batteries (included) or an option a/c adapter.
I really like this scale. I also like the A/C adapter. Good thinking.
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.