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Scale - Breadnerd

I had planned to buy an ultra modern looking scale, when I replaced my spring scale. But I didn't find great reviews on any of the great looking ones. So I ordered this one for $25 from Amazon. It had great reviews there, and is also the one that King Arthur sells. Amazon's free shipping won out - just received it today.

I didn't look at a lot of other sites for reviews.

 

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breadnerd

I will check it out!

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breadnerd

Well, I searched through lots of threads here and reviews elsewhere, and ended up ordering the My Weigh KD7000. I decided to go with a slightly larger capacity to be on the safe side, and I liked the 30 year warranty, due to my previous experiences, ha ha.

I find I use my scale for a lot beyond baking bread these days--I've been using it for weighing produce for canning, and thought the extra few pounds of capacity would be handy.

Will let you know how it goes! 

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Rosalie

I have the My Weigh KD-7000.  I use it all the time - bread ingredients, letters, everything.  It took me some getting used to, but it's great!

Rosalie

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KipperCat

I can see where the extra capacity might come in handy.  The Escali's max is about 10.6 lbs.  So far I'm loving my Escali.  It also has the nice option of measuring in grams, ounces, or pounds and ounces.  Most of all, I'm enjoying the precision compared to my old scale.

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tee

I have this same model of Escali scale. It's great! I've had it for a couple years. It works very well, and I've never had any problems with it. If something were to happen to it, I'd gladly buy the same scale again.

 

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breadnerd

Well, I've had the my weigh for a week or so now, and I do like it a lot. It's definitely BIGGER than my salter, and a little uglier It's pretty industrial looking though, so I can pretend I'm in a commercial kitchen...ha ha.

I like the different mode options -- having the choice of ounces/pounds and just ounces is nice, my old one did not have that. It seems very accurate and the long holding time and blue backlight is handy also.

I hope it holds up well, and if I want a smaller guy as a backup I think I might pick up one of those escali's too.

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zolablue

I love my Escali scales.  I have the same one as you posted above but in silver.  It is lightweight and feels cheaper but it has done an outstanding job for me.

 

I posted on this thread a while back about my problems with another popular brand that I would never buy again.  It was the Salter and I notice it is shown in Reinhart's new book.  I even got the manufacturer themselves to admit they have problems with that scale.  For more info, you can read comments on this thread:

 

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/2625/best-type-kitchen-scales

 

As I stated previously, I wanted to be able to weigh really small amounts of both yeast and salt so I bought the Escali Liberta pocket scale, too.  It measures to 0.0001 ounce or 0.01 gram. It comes with a neat little 50g weight so I am able to calibrate the pocket scale and also use it to test the larger Escali for accuracy.  So far, they are both always right on.

 

In fact, it has been so good and easy to use I have yet to pull out the beautiful Soehnle 65055 that has been so highly recommended for the past few years by Cooks Illustrated.  Still, I'm very happy to have that as a backup and, really, I must pull it out and test it at least.  It is just that this Escali is nice, compact and lightweight and I can just slide it into a drawer in my kitchen armoire.

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suave

I also have an Escali and I am very happy with it.  It is small, precise, and, so far, absolutely reliable.  I only wish they had an all-white model with stainless steel top.

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JMonkey

I third the raves for the Escali. When my second Salter scaled died, I got an Escali, and I've no complaints.