I'm with JamiRBlaze. I think we have the same Walmart scale! I bought it when I was just starting out and didn't want to break the bank. It seems accurate to me (when something says 1 oz = about 27 chips or whatever, it is typically spot on.) It's easy to use, small and it's been a cheap purchase that has made all the difference for me!
I guess that it depends what you want it for, but I just have a cheap digital scale from Walmart. The brand name is not on it and the packaging is long gone, but I have seen them there recently - it's grey with glass top and costs less than $20. Is it super duper accurate? Probably not, but it's close, tares easily, changes unit simply and is easy to change the battery. Doesn't tell you the calories or anything like that, but I don't need it to.
Edited by: JAMIRBLAZE at: 4/28/2012 (23:13)
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I have the OXO scale too. I really like it. It measure in grams and ounces, and I like that you can measure food on a plate or in a bowl by setting it to 0 once you place it on the scale. Very practical. I got it for about $35.00.
I have an OXO 5 Lbs. Food Scale with pull out display. It's easy to use, compact and economical. It also fits into a small drawer when not in use, which was important to me. The pull out display feature is very handy. I've found it to be accurate.
I have a Salter digital scale and it is really accurate and easy to use. It has a flat platform, so I put my bowl or whatever on the platform and turn it on and it will be automatically zeroed out so I can add the food to the bowl and get an accurate weight. I actually use it more for measuring my horse's supplements and when I am brewing beer, so I like that it measures accurately in grams or ounces, depending on what I need. Also, it is less than 2" tall, so it is easy to store unlike the spring scale we used to have that had to live on top of the fridge.
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