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Posted: 24 June 2009 12:31 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have been wanting one for awhile and am ready to look. I need a good one but not *too* expensive! smile

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Posted: 24 June 2009 07:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have a MyWeigh 7100, I really like it.  Their site has lots of models to choose from to suit your needs.

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Posted: 24 June 2009 08:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here’s Rose’s post on scales:
http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/2006/02/weigh_to_bake_revisitedthe_per.html

Happy shopping!

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Posted: 24 June 2009 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks ladies! Julie that’s great, thanks so much! I can afford one of those. smile

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Posted: 24 June 2009 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Rose uses the MyWeigh KD7000

MyWeigh company are indeed ULTRA nice people and will make the time to answer any questions or emails you may have.  On a few occasions I inquired about a particular model similar to my Alessi scale, and they gave me a really good explanation.

Although I don’t have the KD7000 myself, i would recommend it from what i have seen people experience with it.  It is also affordable, but more so, accurate.  The reason I don’t have a KD7000 is because Santa Claus brought me the Alessi ultra, so go figures.  Prior to this, I had the Soehnle Futura, which was also recommended by Rose on her previous books, and it was dead beautiful!

Gone are the days when electronic scales were very expensive.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 12:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Holy cow, their site is overwhelming!  gulp I’ll look over the ones recommended here. Thanks everyone!

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Posted: 25 June 2009 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I love the KD7000.  I have the optional power plug and have configured it not to time out.  Nothing more frustrating then a scale turning off in the middle of weighing ingredients.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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tbartley2007 - 25 June 2009 11:30 AM

Nothing more frustrating then a scale turning off in the middle of weighing ingredients.

I agree.  Mine has an auto shut-off feature that cannot be turned off.  If I’m in the middle of weighing ingredients, and my scale has been on for a while, I’ll intentionally turn it off and then turn it back on to prolong it’s functionality.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Is the turning on and off going to be a problem with the 7100/7000?

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Posted: 25 June 2009 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Bernadette, There is an over-ride setting on the 7000 which stops the auto shut-off feature.  I think it’s the Salter that Patricia is talking about.  I have both and they each have different pros and cons.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Annie, if you have a few minutes, could you list the cons for me? I spent a good hour, I hope not more, looking at scales online last night and want to look for the best one for me, just baking, at a decent price. Thanks! smile

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Posted: 25 June 2009 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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AnnieMacD - 25 June 2009 02:53 PM

Bernadette, There is an over-ride setting on the 7000 which stops the auto shut-off feature.  I think it’s the Salter that Patricia is talking about.  I have both and they each have different pros and cons.

Annie

Yes, mine is a salter… got it several years ago, long before I’d ever heard of the My Weigh scales.  For the record, it’s been a great little scale!

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Posted: 25 June 2009 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Patricia, That’s the exact same Salter model I have and I love it.  The only negative is the auto switch off but, like you, I switch it off then on again periodically to reset it.  The max capability is 5kg with 1g increments and it reacts instantly.

Bernadette, the KD-7000 does have the auto switch-off override and has a capacity of 7kg with 1g increments.  It’s quite a bit bulkier and taller which I don’t like as I’m short and have tall mixer bowls on my Hobart mixer so have to stand on a small stool!  Also, when you switch it on it goes through a start-up sequence (a few seconds) which is a pain if you are in a hurry.  However, it has a mains adapter or takes AA rechargable batteries and is sturdier I think than the Salter.  The Salter takes 2 silver flat batteries (can’t remember the number) which don’t last too long if you bake a lot and you always need to have spares around.  If you want I can take a side-by-side picture later on and post it.

Annie

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Posted: 25 June 2009 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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AnnieMacD - 25 June 2009 03:26 PM

Patricia, That’s the exact same Salter model I have and I love it.  The only negative is the auto switch off but, like you, I switch it off then on again periodically to reset it.  The max capability is 5kg with 1g increments and it reacts instantly.Annie

Small world smile.  Thanks for reminding me about the batteries… I haven’t changed mine yet, and I keep thinking about how horrible it would be if they died and I didn’t have the replacements on hand… I better get some.

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Posted: 25 June 2009 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thanks Annie! I’m eager to get a scale now. I’ll tinker with it and come back if I have some questions once I do buy one.

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