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Digital Food Scale - Recommendations?

I’m not THAT much of a stickler for detail, but 4oz vs 6oz vs 8oz can add up to significant dietary differences.

Anyone able to recommend a real good scale?

Thx.

Yes, I like to use a digital postal scale which is accurate to 1g. I recommend the Pelouze Digital Electronic Scale (item no. 478657 at staples). It is good up to 5 pounds, so you can tare most plates, bowls, or containers to get accurate amounts of each component of a meal ($40-50).

If you want to get accuracy to a decimal place for use with supps, a more expensive scale in a head shop will do the trick ($80-150).

crap, what’s the scale that will based upon the food you input will tell you all the nutritional breakdown? it’s slipping my mind right now, goes for about $60

i think it’s Salter

From my experience 2 oz. difference is a LOT of food. Not a table full, but it’s not like there is zero margin for error. A $8 kitchen scale from Target does the trick for me.

You can pick one up for less than 30 bucks shipped from ebay that goes up to 500 grams. With enough of a search for “digital scale” you will come up with the link from a previous post here.

I don’t like my Salter; the buttons now stick.

I’ve tried quite a few different brands, but for the money, the Escali scale I bought at Kitchen Kaboodle for $25 is fantastic. It has a 5kg limit and uses one gram increments.

Stay away from any scales that measure in 5 gram increments, they’re useless for measuring oils etc.

You’ll be surprised by how inaccurate the scoops that come with supplements are – most scoops measure out much more then the serving size.

My girlfriend bought a Salter from BedBath&Beyond that was $30, similar to this one: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13542210

She made good use of the 20% off coupons BBB always sends us in the mail. The scale has worked pretty well so far, no complaints.

Since you are in Ontario like me, I’ll chime in. I bought a scale from these guys.

http://www.canadianweigh.com/home_panels

Lots of selection and I actually went with a shipping scale because it was cheap and I can use it for other things, like shipping. Decent shipping, no duty to worry about, and you can pay with Paypal if that helps.

Got my scale at Big Lots for $12. Digital, measures to the every two grams, battery powered. Very good.

[quote]MrZsasz wrote:
Since you are in Ontario like me, I’ll chime in. I bought a scale from these guys.

http://www.canadianweigh.com/home_panels

Lots of selection and I actually went with a shipping scale because it was cheap and I can use it for other things, like shipping. Decent shipping, no duty to worry about, and you can pay with Paypal if that helps.[/quote]

Nice, I like the 7001DX. I think I will buy that to replace my old postal scale I have been using.

[quote]MrZsasz wrote:
Since you are in Ontario like me, I’ll chime in. I bought a scale from these guys.

http://www.canadianweigh.com/home_panels

Lots of selection and I actually went with a shipping scale because it was cheap and I can use it for other things, like shipping. Decent shipping, no duty to worry about, and you can pay with Paypal if that helps.[/quote]

Awesome. Thanks dude.

I have a digital postal scale I bought from Staples. I actually have two since I thought one was lost after a move. Both have been working flawlessly, one for six years. It goes up to five pounds.