I just came across this article on the internet, which may help convince anyone who is still waffling to buy a scale. http://www.thecitycook.com/cooking/advice/essential_kitchen/000019
I’m awaiting arrival of a My Weigh KD-8000 scale. Can’t wait to use it. My current scale is 30 years old! Not digital. Doesn’t have the tare function, but does weigh in metric and Imperial. It says “Made in Denmark”, but doesn’t give the name of the manufacturer. Maybe it is ready for a culinary museum. It was a Christmas present from my husband many years ago, as is the My Weigh scale.
It has been dropped several times and had bumpy moves following us to different homes. I’ve periodically used a simple test to determine if my current scale is still accurate by weighing a pound of butter. (This test is based on the assumption that all the major butter producer are selling true pound weights.) Then I know how much to adjust the scale. Once the My Weigh arrives, I don’t expect to have to test it and make adjustments anymore.