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Offline GRAPEAPE

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Digital Scale
« on: October 25, 2006, 01:03:20 PM »
Does anyone have any info on a good digital scale that doesn't cost too much?


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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 01:46:22 PM »
GRAPEAPE,

Another member recently asked me the same question offline and I gave him the following:

There are several threads/posts on the forum dealing with scales that you might want to look at, including http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,903.msg8148.html#msg8148, http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,2391.msg20799.html#msg20799 (Reply 1), and http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,2579.msg22309.html#msg22309 (Reply 1). These threads and posts basically describe what you should be looking for in the way of scales. There are many brands and many models that will meet your needs and do a nice job. Some members have gotten some very nice scales with a lot of features at relatively low cost, often at eBay.

Recently, another member also suggested getting an AC/DC converter if is is offered as an option.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 10:24:58 PM »
I've been very happy with my Polder 933-90.  $30 from Amazon.com and shipping is free.

http://www.amazon.com/Polder-933-90-AddNWeigh-11-Pound-Kitchen/dp/B0002EXVJG/?tag=pizzamaking-20

It also can double as a postal scale, making it even more useful.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 11:13:30 PM »
The KD-7000 is the gold standard in kitchen scales.

http://www.saveonscales.com/product_kd7000_professional_digital_kitchen_scale.html

The features I look for in a scale: stainless steel loading platform, hold feature, AC/DC adapter.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 10:36:04 AM »
I've been very happy with my Polder 933-90.
That one is kind of unusual in that it measures in 1/8-oz increments.
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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007, 10:52:36 AM »
For those who interested, there is further useful information on digital scales, starting with Reply 18 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,4406.msg37666.html#msg37666.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007, 12:42:02 PM »
My 2 cents goes with November. I've had mine for about a year and love it, no wishing for other features like with my other scales; and I have several.
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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 05:57:06 PM »
I just purchased the KD-7000, as per the recommendation from November.  Had to buy it thru another website "oldwillknottscales.com" and out the door, with shipping and the ac adapter, was $58.04.  Can't wait to try it out.  Hopefully will get it for Friday pizza night.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2007, 08:33:46 PM »
I've got one of these and it seems like a good unit for the $ imho, http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=8260 .
 
 

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2007, 09:56:23 PM »
Wow,  this company that I ordered my KD-7000 is fast.  Ordered it 5 hours ago, and UPS already has there lil hands on it.  Just thought that I should give them the kudus in a forum that people read.  Adam
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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2007, 09:09:18 PM »
I saw the recommendations on this thread and searched the net a KD-7000.  I found one for $28.99 plus S&H from In-focus-electronics.  I was very reluctant to order the item since the price was significantly less than offered on most of the links in this thread.  Finally, I said "What the heck!" and ordered. 

I was very pleased with the speed with which the item was shipped and SO FAR I can't find any defects with the item.

I'm wondering if the KD-7000 has been replaced with the KD-7001 and that's the reason for the lower price.  If that's the case, I don't really care if I have a slightly older model number. 

Anyway, thanks for the recommendation of this model.  It appears to have the functions I've been looking for in a scale.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2007, 09:22:58 PM »
TarHeelPizza,

I had read that My Weigh was going to be releasing a new scale to replace the 7000 early this year, but I was not aware that they have yet.  I didn't hear about any spectacular improvements either, just a typical model refresh.  The only place I can find a 7001 is here:

http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=353

...and they come specialized for weighing birds and postal mail.  At first I thought it was a joke, because it seems to me something like a perch and two clamps could be sold separately for any model scale.  In any case, you got an incredible deal.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2008, 09:18:49 PM »
It may not be worth the price for some, but My Weigh has a new scale (Uber Deluxe 6000) and while it doesn't offer any new obvious features over the KD-7000, it does have a nice design which incorporates a practical electrostatic button interface.  This would be the ultimate scale for a messy food environment since the scale is made from a solid stainless steel body and buttons that don't require physical depression.

http://www.myweigh.com/scales/medium-scales/uber-deluxe-6000-0
http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=425

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008, 10:41:58 PM »
I'm sure this would be much more attractive to professionals, but I couldn't help but post about this just because of its relevance.  The main reason for using a scale in the first place is consistency, so some might want to carry that consistency all the way to the final product.  Mettler Toledo is a major player in precision balances, so this is certainly a great scale to go with if you're just that obsessive about accuracy.  It generally costs between $500 and $600.

http://us.mt.com/mt/products/products-applications_food-retail_basic-food-scales/8270P_0x00024a34000280a00002f019.jsp
http://www.1800scales.com/Mettler-Toledo-8270.html

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008, 11:32:52 PM »
Another popular scale among professionals is the Avery Berkel 6115, at http://www.averyberkelusa.com/literature/6115_l.pdf. That model goes for around $400.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2008, 11:11:21 AM »
I recently bought the My Weigh 3001 P from oldwillknottscales.com. Shipping was fast and the total came to $36 and some change. Great scale and fast service.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2008, 04:42:27 PM »
AWS 2000, for $80.00

This is what I bought about 6 months ago.

http://www.toplinedigitalscales.com/catalog.php?action=110&cat_id=74

Seems very accurate and consistant.
Accurate to .1 gram or .01 oz.
When I first got the scale, I weighed a few items just for reference in the future.

A friend just bought one two weeks ago, and my reference items weighed excatly the same, to the .1 gram.

Long term quality is the only unknown.

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Re: Digital Scale
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2008, 08:52:32 AM »