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Digital Scale

rbhunsaker's picture

Digital Scale

I’m looking to upgrade my digital scale and am hoping for recommendations.  My scale is becoming more unreliable with smaller weights.  Thanks!!  ~ Russ

LindyD's picture

Hi Russ,

Amazon offers an excellent selection.    As does My Weigh:

I have both an Escali and MyWeigh i5000.  I use the MyWeigh most often because the bowl that comes with it is quite handy, but neither can accurately weigh very small amounts, such as 3 grams.  

For that I use an Admetior spoon scale:

Happy shopping!

rbhunsaker's picture

Hi LindyD,

I'd never heard of a spoon scale before, that's pretty slick.  Thanks for the tip!!!!  ~ Russ

golgi70's picture

Scales small quantities as well as being able to scale up to 17+ lbs.   We use in the bakery and its a fine tool.


rbhunsaker's picture

Thanks for the input Josh, and everyone else.  The "bakers percentage" feature on the KD 8000 sounds very handy! How long have you had the scale? I've been using a AWS  AMW-13 for about 4 years, just in the kitchen, and its showing its age.  ~ Russ

wally's picture

At home I use an OXO digital scale that weighs up to 11 lbs/5k.  It has a detachable read-out that is handy for bowls that are larger than the scale and otherwise obscure the read out.  It's good to 1g.  I think I paid $35-$40 for it.


thihal123's picture

I have the same version of your scale but smaller and weighs up to 5.5lbs. It's great, and less expensive.

CJtheDeuce's picture

I have a Kitchen Aid that i picked up from the Kroger store for 30 bucks. 11 lbs with a 1 gram accuracy. The tare/zero function is tricky & it looses the totals. great size when your scaling a bunch of 700 gr dough balls or 3 gr of orange zest.


rjerden's picture

Just about any digital scale that is accurate to 1 gram is fine. I usually pick one up at Target or other big box store. It really depends on the range of weights you need. I also like to use my mixing bowl directly on the scale, so I need one that goes up to 3 kg or so.

For salt and instant yeast, I use measuring spoons rather than weighing as the amounts are so small. I weighed at first and then used the spoons to find an equivalent amount.  Much faster.