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Old 01-14-2010, 09:54 PM
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I bought a Myweigh KD-8000 scale recently: KD-8000 | My Weigh Digital Scales- Manufacturer of quality digital scales and digital scale accessories

It seems to do the job OK though I have to say that the quality is not that good. It surprisingly does come with a 30 year/lifetime warranty but its plastic finish does not look very robust so don't believe that it will last the distance.

What I do miss is the .1 gram increment mention by texas. I currently have to use a second mini digital scale for yeast and salt which is very inconvenient when making small quantities of dough.

Getting back the selling feature of Baker's percentage (BP) on the KD-8000, whilst this is good, I have a major concern. The methodology for using BP requires that it be used similar to the more well known "Tare" function, that is, it is reset after each ingredient is added. The problem with this approach is that once ingredients are added - you can remove them if you add too much as a BP or Tare amount. For that reason I prefer to weigh each individual ingredient separately as it allows me more control over the overall process.

I don't think I would buy another KD-8000 and would get a more accurate scale that can do .1 g as texas has done...

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:10 AM
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I brought one of these scales home from the Forno Bravo store

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It has worked great, accuracy to 1g, capacity of 11 pounds (I don't have a bowl that big to mix in..) and gets used almost daily around the house (and get's loaned to the neighbors ).. is fairly priced, and I like supporting our host with this forum.

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Old 01-15-2010, 10:31 AM
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1 gram accuracy is enough for everything but yeast, and since a teaspoon of yeast is four grams, it's easy to measure grams with a quarter teaspoon measure.

I too have a more accurate scale, a triple beam balance, but I never get it out.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:17 PM
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I have used the FB scale every day for a couple of years, and it has changed the way I bake. And I have to admit that I weigh yeast, rather than measure. What's the old saying -- "close enough for government work." :-)

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Old 04-29-2010, 10:34 AM
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I bought the MyWeigh kd8000 Digital Scale. It is my new favorite tool in my kitchen. It has a fun baker's math calculator! I bought mine from digitalscalesaz.com. It definitely makes portioning easier.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:35 PM
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I bought the MyWeigh kd8000 Digital Scale. It is my new favorite tool in my kitchen. It has a fun baker's math calculator! I bought mine from digitalscalesaz.com. It definitely makes portioning easier.
Yes, it's proved to be a real workhorse for me. Think I've almost worn the thing out. Just basic meauring though and haven't used the baker's maths functionality but may do so in time.
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