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Scale

by ciphoto » Aug 3rd, '12, 05:25

I'm going to order a scale to use and was wondering what scale others may use and like dislike of them.

The kitchen scale I use now doesn't do .1 of a grams, and I want one that does. Size needs to be large enough its easy to use and read, fat thumbs, bad eyes...

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Aug 3rd, '12, 09:29
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Re: Scale

by apache » Aug 3rd, '12, 09:29

Here's one doesn't need battery, no problem with fat thumbs ... :mrgreen:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.140&id=18573152274

More seriously, I use one from Scott:
http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/category.php?id_category=547823017

It o.k. as long as you don't drop it!

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Aug 3rd, '12, 15:39
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Re: Scale

by tst » Aug 3rd, '12, 15:39

I bought this one a few months back ...

http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Bl ... B0012N1NAA

... and I really like it. It has great reviews on Amazon, free shipping (if you have Amazon prime), and there are two lids that fit over it that act as nice "containers" for putting the tea in after you tare it. It goes from 0.1 to 1000 grams, so weighing entire cakes/bricks is possible. It has a 10 year warranty and is powered by two AA batteries. Also, it is very portable and easy to transport (folds up into a nice square).

The only drawback was that it requires a 500g weight to calibrate it. I bought this from Amazon too ...

http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Sc ... pd_sim_k_4

... so the total came to ~$17.47 shipped. Not bad, especially since you'll never need to worry about calibration so long as you have the weight.

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Re: Scale

by Charlotte_J » Aug 3rd, '12, 22:30

apache wrote:Here's one doesn't need battery, no problem with fat thumbs ... :mrgreen:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.140&id=18573152274



:lol:

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Aug 4th, '12, 05:44
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Re: Scale

by sriracha » Aug 4th, '12, 05:44

apache wrote:More seriously, I use one from Scott:
http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/category.php?id_category=547823017

It o.k. as long as you don't drop it!


I own one of those as well, I'm happy with it though it sometimes is a little inexact(same amount of tea can sometimes read 0.2g apart), don't know how much accuracy you need, ciphoto. =)

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Re: Scale

by ciphoto » Aug 6th, '12, 09:34

apache wrote:Here's one doesn't need battery, no problem with fat thumbs ... :mrgreen:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.10.140&id=18573152274


:lol:

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Re: Scale

by ciphoto » Aug 6th, '12, 09:56

I've look at both those at http://www.americanweigh.com/ looks like Amazon pricing is weigh better...

+ - .1/.2 isn't bad, but the scale I use now only does whole grams, and is in need of calibration/replacement, cause often the same amount varies a gram or more when put on and off the scale...

thanks for the suggestions...

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Aug 7th, '12, 00:57
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Re: Scale

by tst » Aug 7th, '12, 00:57

ciphoto wrote:I've look at both those at http://www.americanweigh.com/ looks like Amazon pricing is weigh better...

+ - .1/.2 isn't bad, but the scale I use now only does whole grams, and is in need of calibration/replacement, cause often the same amount varies a gram or more when put on and off the scale...

thanks for the suggestions...


No surprise there :wink:

Good luck.

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Re: Scale

by Chip » Aug 7th, '12, 01:04

6+ years and I just replaced my battery for the first time with OTTI 14 weighing.

It is virtually never off ... unless a leaf manages to find its way under the weighing surface.

Though I am a bit embarrassed to say, I purchased it from Upton and paid too much for it (I recall something like 40 USD) ... but it has proven to be quite worth it. It also weighs to .05 grams for the really A.R./OCD TeaScientists out there.

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Re: Scale

by MacGuffin » Aug 20th, '12, 18:38

I've used this for years: http://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-Triton-Digital-Pocket/dp/B000FIASRM/ref=cm_rdp_product (sorry, I can't seem to post the link). It uses a 200 g weight for calibration (quite inexpensive if I recall), has a very generous capacity for a pocket scale (550 g x 0.1 g), comes with a rubber pad for stability, and seems accurate. The manufacturers are unresponsive jerks but it's a great little scale and has never given me even the suggestion of a problem. I think it's a great deal. And like Chip, I have yet to replace the (two AAA) batteries. FWIW, the lid is removable and can be used as a tray for weighing (I never use it but felt it was worth mentioning).

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Re: Scale

by tenuki » Aug 21st, '12, 13:01

Every time you use a scale a tea fairy looses her wings...

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Re: Scale

by Catfur » Aug 21st, '12, 13:56

I hope the tea fairies like to walk...

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Re: Scale

by puerhking » Aug 21st, '12, 15:31

I also have the one from Yunnan Sourcing and it has worked fine. I did drop it once and the screen slid over. It wouldn't turn on....I pulled out the batteries and put them back and it started just fine....close call. Recommended for the price.

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Re: Scale

by tinols » Aug 21st, '12, 15:47

I used the scale tst mentioned. I got it from amazon. Great scale. I used it to weigh coffee for pourover or espresso.

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Re: Scale

by Drax » Aug 21st, '12, 18:32

tenuki wrote:Every time you use a scale a tea fairy looses her wings...


:lol:

So what does a tea fairy lose when somebody uses a teaspoon or tablespoon? :lol:

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