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MISSYGEEN
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6/27/11 9:53 P

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I have a manual scale that I rarely use. I've been thinking of getting a digital one but don't want to waist the money if it's just going to be a kitchen museum showcase. On the other hand, I like kitchen gadgets and the ones that are most helpful get used and those that are not helpful collect dust because I don't dust.


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6/27/11 12:15 P

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I have both non digital which I used for a long time...but I found myself cheating depending which way you look at it you can add a little more or take some off....but considering I had been waaaayyyyyy overeating a half an ounce more or less of something was a far cry better than what I was eating! I recently upgraded to a digital...mostly because I could I got it from Brylane Home catalog and it turns out both it and the bathroom scale I ordered are biggest loser scales. The kitchen scale changes from ounces to grams which is nice considering some things give you the serving in grams. I have slacked lately in weighing my food but I am getting back to it and I can always see a difference when I do!

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1REDBEAUTIFUL
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3/23/10 12:01 A

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I have a cheap weight watchers scale I use it all the time. I love it!



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2/21/10 4:14 P

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I think it's just a matter of preference. I have a scale that I'll be putting in a yard sale soon. I just don't find it compelling enough to use.



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LOVELYLEAVES
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2/21/10 2:21 P

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I have a cheap (non-digital) one that I use fairly often. The problem is, it's not very accurate with the little weights, which are what I want with nuts and cheese.

I'm going to upgrade to digital with my next paycheck. (We're on a very strict budget right now.)


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TASTELIFE
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2/21/10 1:18 P

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I LOVE my scale. (older Nutritional Salter, I also have a more current one from WS www.williams-sonoma.com/products/salter-di
gital-kitchen-scale/?pkey=cctlmixscl
, only complaint with this one is it can be difficult to clean) I don't use it for everything but I think that with the portion sizes so many of us are used to being confronted with, 'eyeballing' is often disappointingly off.

I remember the first time I cooked and ate the appropriate serving of pasta, I just about died since I'd been eating two plates of over twice that amount.

Personally, I think it's always better to overestimate if you're not carefully weighing and measuring your food because then at least you'll be under if anything. Good luck!

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BRHART78
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2/21/10 10:48 A

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In my Better Homes and Gardens this month they had a measuring cup/digital scale. I am thinking about checking it out. Has anyone tried this or heard of it?

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LITTLESAPPHIRE
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2/20/10 6:40 P

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I went back to Walmart and got their lowest priced digital scale. It's awesome! It's very sensitive and really easy to work. It already helped me out twice today. I'm so excited to be using it now!


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LITTLESAPPHIRE
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2/19/10 10:31 P

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I decided to check out what Walmart had, and I was a little disappointed because they've only got a few, and they're all Walmart brand. So I decided to go with the second cheapest model, a non-digital scale. But when I got it home, I realized that it's not sensitive at all with anything under two ounces, so I'm going to take it back tomorrow and get a digital one! But I really like the idea of being able to see exactly what I have! Thanks for you thoughts, everyone!


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TJOBES
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2/19/10 7:34 P

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I actually was just looking at these as well, the digital ones. I don't want to have to squint to figure out the weight of something. I figure it's worth a shot. The Biggest Loser one on Walmart.com is only like $23 or something. There was also one for under 20. I think I am going to try it, I am a numbers person, not a visual person. So, when they say the size of a deck of cards, I can't picture it well, especially when I am hungry and I just want to dump the food on my plate. If I have a scale, I can plop it on there and know exactly how much to put on my plate:)


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STRONGPOWER
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2/19/10 5:59 P

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I have been thinking of getting one for a long time. This is my push! emoticon


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MH1902140
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2/19/10 12:36 A

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I have a diet scale. I got it at WalMart under 7 dollars. It collected dust for about a year. I am using it now, since I have joined SP. I really like using it and I know that as long as I use it I will be accurate with my calories.

Plus this way I get to see how much I have been over eating in the past.


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BUDRFLY31
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2/18/10 10:03 P

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I have a postal digital scale in my office, very portable, so when I need some measurements I bring it out. If I am going to use something a lot (rice, etc.) than I have a container that I label and mark in the kitchen, and just use that.



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LITTLESAPPHIRE
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2/18/10 8:58 P

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Thanks for the thoughts, everyone! I just think it would be great for things like pasta and rice that are hard to get an accurate measurement. Also, really fattening things like cheese and oil, where a little extra makes a big difference.

And I make my own bread with a bread machine, and it's vital to have the exact amount of flour to get the perfect loaf of bread, so I think the scale would be great for that.

I get Light Cooking magazine, too, and they give out the weight as well as the volume measurement for ingredients. I'm just really curious if it would help me along or not.


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KO1215
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2/18/10 2:23 P

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You would think. I'm a gadget person too.

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KALEIGH2010
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2/18/10 1:24 P

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i know. i have a non-digital one.. and never use it.

i figure a digital one would be gimicky enough for me to use it.


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KO1215
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2/18/10 12:32 P

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To be honest...I have one...but it mostly collects dust.

------Keri------




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KALEIGH2010
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2/18/10 10:55 A

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i agree. I am thinking about getting a digital one. Especially for pasta servings.... Measuring that out in cups is far less accurate I would think.

And for other things too. I really like feta cheese - but know that i usually underestimate how much i have put on my salad. It isn't so much that I would change that, I just want to be more accountable.


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DANSAPPHI
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2/18/10 10:19 A

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I'm thinking about getting a digital one as well. I'd like to be more certain of my portions. The lunch meat we buy comes sliced, but the servings are listed in ounces, so I don't know how much the serving is. Unless I count the slices and divide by the number of servings which only works if my husband hasn't made a sandwich yet.


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BRHART78
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2/18/10 9:24 A

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I think it's a great idea! That way it is easy to see what a portion size really looks like. I wouldn't weigh everything but it could a great tool to use when in doubt! I have a scale but I think I want to look into one with a digital read out sometimes I have a hard time with the one I have but it is about 8 years old.

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LITTLESAPPHIRE
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2/18/10 8:50 A

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So my question is, should I invest in a kitchen scale? I really want to, but I don't know if it would end up being more work than it's worth to weigh out the food I'm about to eat as compared to measuring it.

Does anyone have a scale? I would love to hear what you think about it.


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