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Dead Battery

CJtheDeuce's picture

Dead Battery

I have come to depend on my Frieling 11 lb. scale so when I set up for My weekend baking & 90gr on the scale changed to low bat I said a bad word.

I don't have a mechanical scale & my other scale is a 150 pounder for sausage making with a 2 ounce accuracy, no good for a 3K batch of Ciabatta. No problem I'll just change the battery except it needs a 9 volt. Who uses 9 volt any more ? My battery drawer is populated with double A's,  poop ! Off to the carry out, dang not open yet, off to the Kroger store were the 9 volt batteries are concealed well enough that I had to ask. this was a terrible blow to my guy belief that I could just walk in immediately pick up what I want, crap ! I still managed to get my sponge weighed by 7:30 & felt good till I remembered I was out of unsalted butter for my Tangzong, double dang. I'm going to get a scale that plugs into the wall & maybe a cow too.


FoodFascist's picture

hi Charlie,

sorry about your ordeal! Although you did make a very amusing read out of it :-)

i suggest you ditch the scale just stick with the cow. When the electricity goes out and you can't cook at all, the cow will still be there to milk!

Chuck's picture

You did buy two batteries while you were at it; the other one now lives in your refrigerator spare drawer, right?

Eternal Grain's picture
Eternal Grain

Same here. My somke alarms use 9v. They're not totally excluded from society (like the stupid penny).

pmccool's picture

Don't plug that bovine into an electrical outlet!  The results won't be pretty.  ;-)