Looking for a great scale under $100. Chatted with a rep from Old Will Knot and she suggested the Jennings / JScale CJ-4000 Table Top Scale.
I don't see any mention of this brand on the Forum here. I see it is intended primarily for Jewelry perhaps. I like that it has an AC adapter and that the resolution is down to 0.02 ounces, which is good for me because I make only 14 inch pizzas.
I also like the 20 year warranty. Anyone have any thoughts on this scale or the brand at least?
The OXO Food Scale from Williams-Sonoma (and elsewhere) has rave reviews and supposedly goes to 0.125 Ounces (would be sufficient I reckon). That one seems a pretty attractive option as well- also because I can go to a brick and mortar store and buy it.
Any suggestions? The KD-8000 (somewhat popular in the Forum) sounds like it could be tricky if trying to use the Baker's Percentage function. ....
0.5 gram resolution isn't a terribly useful feature, for most kitchen uses. It's not enough smaller than 1 gram to be really distinct when measuring small quantities. 0.1 g is a lot nicer, and you're not going to find a 5kg by 0.1g scale for any reasonable amount of money.
In a given range of capacity, digital scales are much of a muchness; there are a small number of load cells and analog to digital chips available. Outside of the lab market, everyone uses functionally equivalent stuff. (Which is why there are so many 5Kgx1g scales available: the electronics are dirt cheap.) Pick what you want based on features like a display that you can read with a bowl on it, using a sensible battery, buttons, price, and availability. Or a counting feature, or it looks good. Whatever. It's very hard to buy a bad digital scale, as in one that's not accurate. It's a lot easier to buy on that annoys you. (I was at someone's house over the Christmas holidays, and used her scale. It turned off if it wasn't used for 45 seconds. If I'd owned it, I'd have smashed it with a hammer...)