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    Looking for opinions on digital scales

    I'm looking to buy a new scale and figured I'd ask and see what's worked for you guys and what's been a POS. I'm probably looking for a 5k x 1g scale and also something small like 500g x .1g for the precise stuff.
    Any experiences, positive or negative, would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Here are some suggestions from another thread on the subject:

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...ecommendations

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    I'm a big fan of the scales from MyWeigh. I wore out an i5000 unit (I think it got damaged in a move) and replaced it with a KD7000. Both are excellent choices. Search the internet for best price which may or may not be Amazon.

    http://www.myweigh.com/cooking.html

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    I have an American Weigh 500g x 0.01g model:sm-501, was inexpensive, easy to calibrate, has been working great since I got it early this year. For a larger scale I have a Pascali 10kg x 1g scale that does alright, but sometimes gives quite inaccurate results, I would not buy it again.

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000OI...ls_o05_s00_i00

    Reads from .1g to 2kilo. Hard to find at this price point.
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    Thanks guys, ill look into the choices mentioned.
    Anyone have experience with Escali? I saw a couple at JB Prince, but haven't seem them before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chefdog View Post
    Thanks guys, ill look into the choices mentioned.
    Anyone have experience with Escali? I saw a couple at JB Prince, but haven't seem them before.
    Escali is what I have, not Pascali. Mine has had problems, customer service was decent, but the quality is not where it needs to be, IMO.

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    I have an Escali. It's one that supposed to covert from weight to volume when you enter a code. I can't recommend it for the conversions--it's not accurate. For example, a cup of water weighs 236 grams, but the scale says you have a cup at 206 grams. (I spent a lot of time figuring this out when all my measuring cups appeared to be drastically wrong according to the scale.) If you're only using the weight feature it's fine, but the volume conversion is pretty much useless IMO. I contacted Escali about it and never heard back. It's a lightweight scale that runs on a 9V battery, so it's pretty convenient. Haven't had to change the battery yet, but it looks like something that will have the wires to the batteries break in the long term--they're pretty lightweight. But it's on the original battery and I've had it for a year, so that might take a while. Other than the fact that the distinguishing characteristic of this scale doesn't work, it's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000OI...ls_o05_s00_i00

    Reads from .1g to 2kilo. Hard to find at this price point.
    This one looks like a good compromise between capacity and accuracy. Up to 2 kilos at .1g is hard to find, unless you're willing to spend a lot more. Thanks for the link, I'm not sure how I missed this one on Amazon.

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