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Scale without flour in the display

bagelmouse's picture
bagelmouse

Scale without flour in the display

Hi all,

 

I am new here, I am professional baker who has been laid off in this time of global strife and now has alot of time for personal baking. I am searching for a replacement for my OXO digital scale which has served me well for many years but now has collected a lot of flour behind the display screen and is becoming more and more difficult to read. I am considering getting a balance beam scale (not committed as I don't have a couple hundred bucks lying around). Mostly what I want is a quick-read, digital scale that has a 1 gram accuracy range, and a screen that won't get filled with flour. Anyone have any thoughts or sugestions?

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Meat5000 (not verified)

Get your screwdriver out and clean out the one youve got! Whats to lose?

At the very least, it'll buy you time to make a better choice of a new one.

If I were to spend good money on a proper scale Id look for one with a Batch function, that you can quickly weigh something and call it '1' and then on dumping in a load more itll tell you how many batches youve got.

Just my inner thoughts :)

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gavinc

I have the KD8000. It has a large easy read screen at 8KG capacity. Measures in 1 gram increments. It also has a screen protector :)

 

barryvabeach's picture
barryvabeach

Agree with gavinc  KD8000 as well.  It comes with a power adapter and a screen protector.  

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GlennM

KD 7000 is the same thing without baker percentages. I don't use that function much so if buying again I would get the 7000

 

pmccool's picture
pmccool

Good capacity, easy to read, display is shielded. 

Paul

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bagelmouse

Unfortunately the display is protected by a cover which is glued onto the buttons and doesn't come off very easily. This is why I will need a replacement, the cover would have to be removed cleaned and replaced and then the same problem would happen again eventually. I have looked at the KD8000, does the display sit flush with the buttons or is it recessed into the panel? I really want to avoid the design of the OXO where there is a piece of plastic which covers the display and buttons evenly, and is attached by adhesive, I think this is sort of an inherently flawed design destined to be filled with flour.

barryvabeach's picture
barryvabeach

Glenn, thanks  , based on your post,  I checked, and I have the KD7000.  Works fine.

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pmccool

maybe 1/8”.  The clear plastic shield is hinged along the top edge of the faceplate and can be swung up or down.  I usually have it partially raised so that I can reach the buttons but low enough to keep spills averted.  While not a perfect solution, it’s better than either the Oxo and Salter scales I’ve owned previously. 

Paul

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bagelmouse

I will definitely look into it. it would be so much easier if I could do it in the store, but alas I would rather not get infected/infect someone so that I can have a slightly better scale.