polder kitchen scale
Posted: 24 October 2010 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello- Does anyone have experience w/ the Polder brand of kitchen scale? I know it is not the usual recommended brand, but I found one at a store where I have credit and was wondering if it would be worth it. It is a small digital, thin and flat.
Thanks for the help.

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Posted: 24 October 2010 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi gpears, sorry no experience with the Polder, but I am still a big fan of my Eatsmart Precision Pro (a whopping $25!), so I know that the scale doesn’t have to be expensive to work well.  I’m sure the Polder would work just fine…as long as it’s got a tare feature, can convert from grams/ounces/pounds/kg easily, goes up to the max weight you need, and doesn’t shut off automatically too quickly, then that’s pretty much all you need!

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Posted: 24 October 2010 11:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I haven’t tried the Polder, either, but I also have an inexpensive (Escali) scale—also only $25—and it works great, so I ditto that the Polder should be fine, too.  I took a Sharpee marker and wrote on the bottom of each of my mixing bowls their weights in grams and in ounces—this way I can always confirm the scale is still accurate and I can always know the weight of my batter if I’ve tared between ingredients (re-weigh the whole thing and subtract the mixing bowl weight.

You’re going to LOVE your scale when you get it!!!!!

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Posted: 27 October 2010 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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what i love MOST of my MYWEIGH KD-8000, is that it reads super fast.  also, the numbers don’t oscillate up and down as on most typical scales with a slower thinking electronics.

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Posted: 27 October 2010 09:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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hectorwong - 27 October 2010 06:54 PM

what i love MOST of my MYWEIGH KD-8000, is that it reads super fast.  also, the numbers don’t oscillate up and down as on most typical scales with a slower thinking electronics.

The biggest complaint on Amazon is how slow this scale is to boot up.

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Posted: 27 October 2010 09:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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for whatever reason i find this NOT an inconvenience AT ALL, that the scale takes 5 seconds to boot up.

believe me, i use electronic scales every day and through the day, and a fast reading that doesn’t ‘oscillate’ is my preference.  i have a variety of other electronic scales, which oscillating reading drive me nuts!  sometimes it can take 5 seconds for the oscillating number to settle!

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