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390 3/24/13 7:55 P
DH just ordered one for my birthday. I had resisted the lure of the food scale for over a year--I have a really tiny kitchen and almost no storage space. Then Cooking Light magazine had a picture of one in their last issue (simply because it was a pretty green) and it folds down to small sizze that I can keep in my utensil drawer. It's called the triscale by josephjoseph and cost him $30 online.
Fitness Minutes: (16,193)
28 3/23/13 2:18 A
Just gave up on the old scales and popped for a digital. $49 KitchenAid at Fred Meyer/Kroger.
Zeros out container. Grams or Ounces to +/- 0.05 Oz **It can weigh one ingredient, then add another and weight just the added weight without removing the first ingredient.** Cool!
I use two.. a Kamenstein for most things... it works well, is reliable and easy to clean. I also have a cup/scale by Taylor.. great for measuring liquid ingredients or flour, etc., that is more accurately weighed than measured in a measuring cup. Love them both. The Kamenstein is only about $15 at Costco... and the Taylor was a little more than that at Williams Sonoma.
My frirst one had a glass area for putting things to be weighed ... and one kitchen mishap later it was broken. The current one ran about $20, I think from Target. OXO brand. I've had to change the batteries on it -- AAA -- but other than that it just chugs along and is accurate enough. It measures in ounces and grams; usually I have it set to grams. I've been happy with it.
After having a number of inexpensive scales die on me (usually because a few drops of water touched them), I sprang for an expensive Philips scale (about $90). Worth every penny. Accurate to the half gram. When it eventually dies (I've had it for about 5 years, use it dozens of times/day) I'll try to get another of the same.
My food scale is my lifeline in the weight battle.
Fitness Minutes: (87,276)
11,567 3/17/13 5:40 A
I bought a cheap one at Walmart and it has been eye opening. I have advanced since then and plan on buying a sturdier one now.
Fitness Minutes: (3,740)
15 3/16/13 2:43 P
You will also be pleasantly surprised sometimes at how much 3 oz is. It works in both directions. If you purchase one, make sure it can weigh at least 5lb and that it is sturdy.
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,588 3/16/13 2:14 P
I don't know the brand, but it was very inexpensive, and I got it from Walmart for less than $20. Anything will work, really, but you are right in that you probably will be surprised at what "3 oz" really is!
Fitness Minutes: (9,263)
142 3/16/13 1:26 P
I have found my food scale to be ESSENTIAL for weight loss. Can't remember the brand of mine though...
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