Cooking and Baking

Kitchen Scale Recommendations

I know there was a thread on this a few years ago, however it seems these scales are no longer made or newer better models are available.

As I've become more serious about my baking, I've decided to get a kitchen scale. I'm debating between the My Weigh KD-8000 http://www.amazon.co...97958394&sr=8-1 or the EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Scale. http://www.amazon.co...97958443&sr=1-1 Originally I wanted the Taylor Salter High Capacity Scale because it looked cool, but I've noticed it received many mixed reviews. http://www.amazon.co...7958465&sr=1-24

Here are my requirments:

-Minimum capacity of 11 lbs
-Minimum resolution of 1 g
-Measure in Kg, lb, oz, g
-Tare feature
-Preferably have seamless buttons


I want to get a nice scale. I don't want to get a scale with minimum features only to find in two years that I do enough baking/cooking that requires me to have something more sophisticated.

Here are a few other questions:
1. How important is it to have a scale measure fluid ounces?
2. What about measuring lbs. oz (for example 6 lbs and 4.2 ounces)
3. Is it important to have a scale measure in bakers %? I'd like to learn how to do these and have a cookbook that shows them next to the measurements. I'm not sure if this is something most people can figure out on their own or it would be handy to have them on a scale. The MW KD-8000 does this.


The only problem with the MW-KD-8000 is it appears to be big and bulky and I don't have a lot of counter space so I'd probably keep it stored most of the time. The Eat Smart just seems to minimal. The Salter seems like an expensive scale for what it offers and somewhat of a risk.

Thanks for any help in helping me choose the right scale. I do not know why this is becoming a chore to purchase! I just want to make sure I choose the right one right off the bat.

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