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    weighing scale recommendations?

    I would like to buy a weighing scale for measuring ingredients, like those in recipes from Ruhlman's charcuterie book. Any recommendations with good value/bang for the buck?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    I just bought this. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o05_s00_i00

    Awesome. Reads from 1/10th of a gram up to 2 kilos. Very nice.
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    I've had this one by Oxo in almost daily use for four years, and it's still going strong:

    http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Stai...dp/B000WJMTNA/

    11 pound capacity and the control panel pulls out for ease of use.

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    I've had this one for about a year with zero problems. Tough to beat for $25.

    http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Preci...+scale+kitchen

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    http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my...le-f3-100.html

    http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-weigh-kd8000.html

    i have these 2 .. i recommend the kd8000 as id does bakers percentages and was recommended to me by a trained chef and several serious home cooks / bakers. i found that the kd8000 and my previous scale did not measure small amounts [for salt and yeast] accurately despite the 1 gm resolution claim. hence the little drug dealer scale. i also use the little scale to weigh out exactly 7 gms of espresso grind coffee as my rocky is doserless . yes i realize that weighing my espresso is a bit much for some to understand but i have problems

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    Thanks, all. I ordered the EatSmart scale as it was the least expensive and had the most (and good) reviews.

    Regards,

    Mark

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    " yes i realize that weighing my espresso is a bit much for some to understand but i have problems "
    I use a jewelers scale to weigh my beans, 18 grams a dose for doubles, so I understand perfectly!
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    This is a popular model and under $10.00
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1DVPD9Q368DLM
    I think it's on the list of recommended gear by modernist cuisine.
    http://modernistcuisine.com/shop/gear-guide/

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    That $10 scale looks pretty good. Maybe I should cancel my Eatsmart order.

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    I wish it as well : ) I give him credit. He didn't have to work he could have just very comfortably retired. I feel Nathan Myrvold's work is a good extension of Harold McGee. I follow Ferran Adria, Seattle food geek and a few others.

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