Easy-to-clean minimalist kitchen scale, weighs up to 13 pounds ($10)

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That’s awfully specific. Mine, for example, meets zero of those requirements. How many people have easy-to-clean minimalist kitchens that weigh less than thirteen pounds, anyway?

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I was going to suggest a Coleman naphtha camp stove, but those are not particularly easy to clean thoroughly (lots of little corners into which stuff can fall).

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If my experiences camping are anything to go by, the constant, never ending rain cleans them right out.


I’m thinking that 13 pounds seems awfully heavy for a kitchen scale… :-/



Scarier still is it’s variability.


The top of my OXO scale just pops off, and can go right in the dishwasher.

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Whoever thought to use that as a publicity shot knows nothing about measurement.

Filling to the level mark on a beaker is hideously inaccurate. Any decent digital scale will be orders of magnitude more accurate than that.

In comparison, a good scale would be much more accurate than properly graduated glassware. So advertising a scale as being accurate to a fill line makes no sense at all if you want it to say good things about the scale.


I’ve had my stainless OXO scale for years now and I love it. Its tolerance is ±5g, so it’s not useful for ingredients measured by teaspoons, but I have a 100g±0.1 scale for those. Other than that minor disadvantage, it’s one of the most reliable scales on the market and, as you said, very easy to clean.


10200g±0.01 and with serial ports. also upwards of $3200

ETA: No, I don’t have one, and if I did it wouldn’t be for ordinary kitchen use. Well, it might if I wanted to show off.

EATA: I do like my OXO but aesthetically a triple-beam would be nice . They get to 0.1 accuracy too, and don’t need batteries.

Ohaus makes some with a tare feature but they look more laboratorical.


Sealed compartment analytical scales sacrifice a lot of weight capacity, but their precision is so insanely small it’s almost shorter to express it in scientific notation.

The most precise model found on that link has a tolerance of 1x10^(-6)g. That’s 0.000001g.

Yeah, what kind of liquid is being measured? Do you read from the top of the meniscus or the bottom? What’s the specific gravity? Are you even measuring a liquid?

This here is up my alley, accuracy and practicality be damned:

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And the OXO company stands behind their products. The first scale I owned developed problems with the LCD display. I didn’t have the receipt, or even remember how long I’d had it. But I called the company, and the service rep asked me to just email her a picture of the faulty display, along with my name and address. Four days later, a brand new scale arrived at my doorstep.

I kept the top from the old scale, so I could just swap tops if got contaminated, and I wouldn’t have to stop and immediately clean it.


And (how could I have forgotten this) the OXO scale has a pull-out display. That’s what cinched it for me. Very handy when measuring large amounts of ingredients in a flat-bottom bowl (which is quite often when I’m baking).

I used to have a kitchen beam scale like this:

I switched to a less accurate dial scale, just because I found it more convenient to use.

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…up to 13 pounds ($10)

Yup, that sounds like a realistic level for Sterling by the end of the month.


I heard the British pound is dropping rapidly.

The perfect companion to your $500 cookbook

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The public library somehow has four or five copies of that, some even available for borrowing!

/me adds to reading list

hot banana gel

just look at it