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Old 15-11-2005, 11:49 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks

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Old 16-11-2005, 08:31 AM posted to rec.food.baking
 
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I have an Ultraship 35.2 lb Capacity, 0.1 ounce Accuracy to 2lbs, 0.2
ounce Accuracy over 2lbs.

With postage I paid about $28 on eBay, or rather my brother did because
I've never used eBay so persuded him to do the "bidding" for me.

I had been using a smaller capacity scale for a long time. I'm happy
with this. There are larger capacity sizes but the low end accurary
goes up as the total capacity gets higher and 35 pounds is plenty for
me. It has both battery and AC adapter.

I went with Ultraship because it was recommended a number of times by
someone on the BBGA list:
"Meadowpines scales - I've dealt with them a number of times, and have
always been happy
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmea...-scalesQQhtZ-1 "

-Marylouise

baker1 wrote:
Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks


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Old 16-11-2005, 09:30 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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Check out http://www.digitalscale.com/
They review various kitchen (and other type) scales. I purchased a
MyWeigh 7001DX from http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/ and have been
very happy with it.

susan

baker1 wrote:
Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks

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Old 17-11-2005, 05:43 AM posted to rec.food.baking
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On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:49:58 GMT, baker1
wrote:

Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks


I have been using my Salter Aquatronic for several years and have
never had a problem with it.
http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=103522
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Old 18-11-2005, 09:11 PM posted to rec.food.baking
 
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Our scales, your MyWeight (15.5lb capacity), and my UltraShip (35lb
capacity), are the same company. They are very nice scales.

I'd say that other than capacity differences the major difference with
the UltraShip is that the front section where the digital readings are
located can be separated from the base, so if you're using a container
that is large and would make reading the weights difficult you can move
that part away from the base and easily see the weights.

The MyWeigh 7001DX seems to come with a container for holding the
contents while measuring. The UltraShip35 does not, but I weigh in my
mixing bowl or zip lock bag of whatever container I'm using, which I
imagine you probably do also.

I like that the AC adapter comes with the Ultraship, tho honestly I
used my older digital scale for years on one set of batteries.

I used an old Weight Watchers digital that I got at a yard sale for
years. It was very handy, but I'm so happy I finally bought up. G

-Marylouise

Susan wrote:
Check out http://www.digitalscale.com/
They review various kitchen (and other type) scales. I purchased a
MyWeigh 7001DX from http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/ and have been
very happy with it.

susan

baker1 wrote:
Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks




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Old 19-11-2005, 08:53 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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http://stores.ebay.com/Softfield-Tec...eNameZl2QQtZkm and
the prices are also reasonable. I purchased my scale from them. They are
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...

RsH
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On Wed, 16 Nov 2005 16:30:34 -0500, Susan wrote:

Check out http://www.digitalscale.com/
They review various kitchen (and other type) scales. I purchased a
MyWeigh 7001DX from http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/ and have been
very happy with it.

susan

baker1 wrote:
Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks

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Old 19-11-2005, 09:03 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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Keep the following in mind for ANY digital scale... and save your
money...

Be concerned with the interval a digital scale measures at. If the scale
measures to the 1 gram intervals and covers up to 3000 grams or more,
you can put your bread machine's pan on the platform and pour in the
ingredients for a 2 pound loaf of bread and not come to the upper limit
on the scale. If the scale's interval is 5 grams you CANNOT use it for
yeast, salt, and other ingredients where you are asked to use 5 grams of
this and 8 grams of that simply because while 1 gram is anywhere between
..5 and 1.5 grams, 5 grams is anywhere between 2.5 and 7.5 grams! That 5
grams spread is far too inaccurate to get consistent results.

So whatever you choose to buy, make certain you know if it is accurate
to 1 gram or 2 grams or 5 grams or 7 grams (1/4 ounce) and keep in mind
what you want to do with it. If you are going to be making bread and
using it to weigh the SMALLER quantities of things like yeast and salt,
do NOT buy a scale that will not permit you to do that.

Even if the scale is not absolutely correct, if it is wrong by 1% on all
weights, that 1% applies to everything weighed, and therefore the
relative weights of all the ingredients will remain correct, if using
grams or if using baker's percentages, so you do not need an absolutely
correct scale, you need a relatively correct scale across the full range
of its capacity. So do NOT spend a fortune on a scientifically accurate
scale either. One made in China is just fine, thank you... and that
scale that has a lovely brand name but is accurate only to 5 grams is
next to useless....

FWIW

RsH
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On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:49:58 GMT, baker1 wrote:

Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks

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Old 23-11-2005, 04:26 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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On 18 Nov 2005 13:11:42 -0800, "
wrote:

Our scales, your MyWeight (15.5lb capacity), and my UltraShip (35lb
capacity), are the same company. They are very nice scales.

I'd say that other than capacity differences the major difference with
the UltraShip is that the front section where the digital readings are
located can be separated from the base, so if you're using a container
that is large and would make reading the weights difficult you can move
that part away from the base and easily see the weights.

The MyWeigh 7001DX seems to come with a container for holding the
contents while measuring. The UltraShip35 does not, but I weigh in my
mixing bowl or zip lock bag of whatever container I'm using, which I
imagine you probably do also.

I like that the AC adapter comes with the Ultraship, tho honestly I
used my older digital scale for years on one set of batteries.

I used an old Weight Watchers digital that I got at a yard sale for
years. It was very handy, but I'm so happy I finally bought up. G

-Marylouise


Does the Ultraship scale have a tare function?

TammyM


Susan wrote:
Check out http://www.digitalscale.com/
They review various kitchen (and other type) scales. I purchased a
MyWeigh 7001DX from http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/ and have been
very happy with it.

susan

baker1 wrote:
Sorry, I know it's been covered but wanted to know if anyone could
recommend a good scale. I mostly use it for baking and wish to achieve
similar tasting results via a scale.

Hopefully under $40 would be great. Thanks



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Old 24-11-2005, 09:56 PM posted to rec.food.baking
 
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Hi Tammy-

TammyM wrote:
Does the Ultraship scale have a tare function?

TammyM


Yes.
http://www.myweigh.com/mediumscales_ultraship.html

-Marylouise

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Old 26-11-2005, 12:10 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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Hi Tammy-

TammyM wrote:
Does the Ultraship scale have a tare function?

TammyM


Yes.
http://www.myweigh.com/mediumscales_ultraship.html

-Marylouise


The one I bought off Ebay has the tare function too. Most
digital scales do.

MoM




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Old 27-11-2005, 06:35 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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On 24 Nov 2005 13:56:14 -0800, "
wrote:

Hi Tammy-

TammyM wrote:
Does the Ultraship scale have a tare function?

TammyM


Yes.
http://www.myweigh.com/mediumscales_ultraship.html

-Marylouise


Cool! Thanks!! :-)

TammyM


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