Quality English/Metric Digital Scale

Discussion in 'The Mess Hall' started by texbilly, May 18, 2010.

  1. Guys,

    I'm sure it's been covered elsewhere (and appropriate links are welcome) but I'm in the market for a nice digital scale, capable of weights as high as 1-2 pounds. My analog kitchen scale just doesn't cut it when accuracy is needed. Under $50 would be nice. Under $25 would be better.

    Thanks in advance.
    (Mods: move me if I'm in the wrong forum)
  2. Anything Salter. Seriously, you will not find better.
  3. garyg

    garyg Contributor

    Bill, one to avoid is anything on FleaBay that looks like this .. battery supplied was DOA, it lost the Tenths display after two uses. Their "Lifetime" warranty is a fraud. So now I just round up, whch works for postage but not for other things ..

    If I was to get a do over, I think I'd wander down to the Post Office & pick up one from them.
  4. As a LEO I just have to ask......what exactly are you weighing?
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    Yes Salter or Hanson.

    Don't know if Hanson is available in the US.
  6. +3 to Salter!

    I've got these. They're great for calculating postage as well as baking...handy that you can zero after adding your bowl and then add each ingredient :001_smile
  7. Gary, noted! :glare:

    Illegal substances and stolen jewelry :lol:
    Why razors, of course! :thumbup: OK, and packages and occasional kitchen use.

    Seems Salter is the strong choice! Have already scoped a few at BB&B.
    Thank you gentlemen.
  8. I've got a My-Weigh KD-8000 that I use in the kitchen. It also functions well as a postal scale.
  9. I don't even need a kitchen scale, but now that I have seen those Salter ones I feel compelled to buy one. Maybe I can get one to match my razors.
  10. I have the Salter Aquatronic. I never use its weight--> volume calculator, but it's a great scale. It goes up to 5 kg in 2 gram increments and has a button on the front to switch units.

    It's quite nice looking, too:
  11. Is it just me, or do I feel a new form of AD developing?
    These scales are nice!
  12. You could always pick up a new hobby that requires a scale, such as tea or soap making :wink:
  13. I own a Solhne scale that I purchased from Amazon. Extremely accurate, durable, and cleans easy. Goes up to 5k. I have only changed the battery once in the 4 years I have owned it. Mine has a stainless steel top.
  14. xillion

    xillion Contributor

  15. Happy to be of assistance! :biggrin1:
  16. Sullybob

    Sullybob Contributor

    That is the exact scale that I have. I like it a lot. My only gripes are that it can be hard to clean the underside if you manage to get flour on the bottom and I'm always wary of getting liquids on the buttons. I think I paid under $30 for it a Sur La Table, it was on sale.

    Or baking. It's so much easier and more accurate weigh your ingredients when you are baking vs using volume measurements.
  17. Forgot to post sooner. My wife knew I was looking for a good scale and showed up with this "The Biggest Loser" model (I didn't take the name personally) from BB&B for $19.99. So far, it seems to work great!

  18. Sullybob

    Sullybob Contributor

    The name is pretty funny.

    Does the top come off? It looks like its pretty easy to clean.

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