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Posted: 30 January 2008 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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How accurate are electronic kitchen scales?

Just purchased a Salter 1008.  Weighs up to 11 lbs etc etc etc.

On the way home, I also purchased a 5# bag of flour.

When I weighed the bag, according to the scales, it was 18 oz short.

Next, I called Taylor (Salter), the representative said the question had never been asked and they would need to consult the engineers.

Looks like I will either keep the Salter and ask the grocer about shorting the flour, or take the machine back, or maybe both.

What is the experience of others?

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Posted: 31 January 2008 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks for the comments.

I’m still waiting on Taylor.  In the meantime, I weighed several canned goods but they are all net weight ... not gross.

I really like the features of the Salter 1008 scales and hope it is accurate enough.

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Posted: 31 January 2008 10:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Well, I decided that whether accurate or not, it should be relative.  Therefore, I decided to keep the scales and baked my first loaf of oatmeal bread and it was a great success!

Guess I worried over nothing.

Thanks for the replies.

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Posted: 01 February 2008 02:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I had already checked at the “UPS” counter at Office Depot and they will allow me to bring some items for weighing.

If I ever do, I will fill three water bottles (1/3rd, 2/3rds and full).  Obtain the “UPS” weights of each and the do the same on the home scales.

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Posted: 13 June 2008 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Anybody have, or know anything about, either of these two scales?

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/srch/index.cfm?words=scale

I received a $60 gift card as a wedding gift last year and thought about using it to purchase a scale.  I know a lot of people here love the MyWeigh scale, but if either of these are comparable, I might be just as happy.

The OXO states it runs off batteries.  The Salter does not state it, but I see no cord.  Is that an issue/nuisance for some people?  Do you have to change them frequently?

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Posted: 03 July 2008 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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YIPPPEEE!!!!  I got my scale yesterday!!!  It was on my doorstep when I got home.  Christmas in July!!  I initially ordered it gift wrapped (since it was bought with a gift card given to us as a wedding gift) but they charge an extra $5.  So I decided just cutting the tape and throwing the peanuts up in the air would have to suffice.

Anyway…couple questions….
Do you guys use the oz or g setting?
This one has a setting that you can switch from solid to liquid measurements.  Is that common?  Do you ever need to use it?  Is it accurate?

It came with a booklet of weights of common ingredients.  I meant to bring it and run it by you guys to see how accruate it was but forgot it on the counter.


Any tips for me???

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Posted: 18 April 2010 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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For those of you with the My Weigh 8000, does it do Fluid. oz and liquid measurements as well? I am having trouble getting good descriptions from the sales websites! Thank you

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Posted: 19 April 2010 09:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I know, it sounds strange that a scale could do fluid ounces, but the one I just bought can do just that. It is a terraillon sub, and has a “liquid conversion function that measures in both fl oz and ml”, as read from it’s box. I can’t figure out how it could possibly do that, as liquids weigh different amounts per their density, right? Who knows! I am this close to taking this one back, and ordering the My Weigh 8000. Soo tempting and the same price as this one!

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Posted: 19 April 2010 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Matthew, cringe as I may, I must agree with you. The logic is just too obvious, 8fl oz of heavy cream would most certainly weigh a different amount than 8 fl oz of water. I haven’t turned the scale on yet (still in box in case I want to return it) but the only other way I can think of it being able to do that is if it asked for the type of liquid. But still, that is ridiculous! I will do more research on it, too. We’ll see what we come up with. Regardless, I just ordered the My Weigh 8000! Yay!

Here is a link to the sales page on the other scale, the one in question…I am seeing other scales now with the same liquid conversion feature too. Baffling.

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Posted: 30 April 2010 08:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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SO I got my MyWeigh 8000 in the mail from Amazon…it works nicely but I am such a quality critic! I really am OCD with regards to getting unblemished products, textures, edges etc. I know, I know! So it arrived, but the clear face protector thingy got scratched up during shipment. Booh! It is a little bit rough around the edges, but if it is anywhere as great as a few of you say it is in action, it can stay I suppose confused I wish it had come with it’s ac adapter, too. I am wondering how much one has to spend to get a product that just makes sense! I love it’s backlight though, very cute. I also love that it doesn’t shut off on me in the middle of measuring a tared bowl of stuff!

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Posted: 20 May 2010 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Jemoiselle - 30 April 2010 11:07 PM

SO I got my MyWeigh 8000 in the mail from Amazon…it works nicely but I am such a quality critic! I really am OCD with regards to getting unblemished products, textures, edges etc. I know, I know! So it arrived, but the clear face protector thingy got scratched up during shipment. Booh! It is a little bit rough around the edges, but if it is anywhere as great as a few of you say it is in action, it can stay I suppose confused I wish it had come with it’s ac adapter, too. I am wondering how much one has to spend to get a product that just makes sense! I love it’s backlight though, very cute. I also love that it doesn’t shut off on me in the middle of measuring a tared bowl of stuff!

tongue rolleye I wish I could fault someone other than my own self for the marks and scratches and scuffs all over my poor MyWeigh7000. The poor thing just happily labors on without complaining, and I love it’s great performance.

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