KD8000 scale - recommendation
I recently decided to upgrade my scale, and bought a KD8000 scale by MyWeigh. I want to heartily recommend it!
The features I like about it:
- It uses 3-AA batteries, which are easy to find (other scales use button batteries, which are harder to find).
- It has a large, backlit, display.
- The display is at an angle from the tray, so it is always visible, even with a large bowl or plate on the tray.
- Auto-shutoff can be turned off! I can't tell you how many times I had previous scales turn off in the middle of a recipe.
- A large, 8 kg capacity. Never again will I worry about placing too much weight on the scale (yesterday, I made a triple batch of an 85% hydration bread. The bread dough weighed about 4 kg, and the mixer bowl another 1.5 kg. I could never have measured the ingredients in my previous scales (that capped at 5 kg).
- It came accurate right out of the box. I used a set of weights to test it, and it did very well.
Things to improve:
- The scale did not register a 1 gram weight. It was accurate enough to weigh it (I added it to a 2 gram weight, and the scale did say 3 grams), but when it was the only thing on the scale, it said 0.
I should note that the scale is very large. Much larger than previous scales I had owned. It is not a small, flat, surface, but a rather large, tall, thing. It's not a looker, by any means, but it is meant to be a tool, not a kitchen decoration. I have wide, tall, kitchen drawers (90 cm wide, 25 cm tall), so I keep it in one of my drawers with other kitchen items.