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texassourdough 09-11-2009 07:06 AM

Digital Scale!
 
I ordered a Soehnle Utra 2.0 digital scale a couple of weeks ago and find its abilities worth sharing. I already had a digital scale that goes to 11 pounds but has a 5 gram minimal accuracy which limits its value in small batches. I wanted something that was offered gram accuracy.

The Ultra 2.0 goes up to just over a pound and offers 0.1 gram accuracy. It even comes with a standard weight and has a calibration routine to correct itself if it gets out of kilter. At $40 plus shipping I think it is reasonably priced and a handy accessory for bread in particular.

Thought I would mention it in case anyone is thinking about a superaccurate digital scale.
Jay

Gromit 09-11-2009 07:44 AM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
I recently bought a Taylor scale that is a bit of a compromise between your two. It goes to 10 lbs. with 1 gram increments. It was $55.

texassourdough 09-11-2009 08:10 AM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
Good, David! Thanks for mentioning that one.

If I didn't already have a 5 gram scale I would have looked for one with specs like yours.

The repeatability of these digital scales is IMO amazing. The Soehnle is overkill on accuracy for baking but every once in a while I (as a frustrated scientist) want to know what something weighs and now I have a whole new level of accuracy!

Thanks!
Jay

dmun 09-11-2009 10:37 AM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
.01 gram accuracy is useful in measuring yeast. My one gram readouts leave me measuing half a teaspoon for my two grams of yeast.

Gromit 09-11-2009 10:54 AM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
I must admit that I feel quite ridiculous carefully shaking the bag of flour to measure out 997...998...999...1000 grams we're good to go!

egalecki 09-11-2009 12:39 PM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
The scale in the FB store is a good one- I have one like it. I've also seen that one in the KA catalog.

What I really really want is one of those thermapen thingys...

Ken524 09-11-2009 12:44 PM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gromit (Post 64363)
I must admit that I feel quite ridiculous carefully shaking the bag of flour to measure out 997...998...999...1000 grams we're good to go!

That's funny! I do exactly the same thing... and when I overshoot and hit 1002, I find myself grabbing a teaspoon and removing a bit... Like it'll make a difference.

I guess I have C.D.O.
It's like O.C.D. but all the letters are in alphabetical order just as they should be!

DrakeRemoray 09-11-2009 02:47 PM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by egalecki (Post 64372)
What I really really want is one of those thermapen thingys...

They are on sale...$74...
ThermoWorks - Home of the Original Super-Fast Thermapen!

Archena 09-11-2009 07:02 PM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken524 (Post 64374)
That's funny! I do exactly the same thing... and when I overshoot and hit 1002, I find myself grabbing a teaspoon and removing a bit... Like it'll make a difference.

...

Actually, overshooting slightly and then removing the excess is often easier.

You never know when those extra 2 g are going to cause a problem - okay not really, but if it makes you feel better just go ahead and think so. ;)

In my opinion OCD is underrated. After all, if it weren't for people with OCD, we wouldn't have clocks that are accurate 200 decimal places more than will ever conceivably be practical!

texassourdough 09-12-2009 01:46 PM

Re: Digital Scale!
 
dmun commented about measuring small amounts of yeast. I made some dough last night that needed 1/4 t. of instant yeast and weighed it for curiosity. It weighed .8 grams. So with .1 gram accuracy I should be able to get down to about 1/32 of teaspoon of yeast with SOME accuracy and 1/16 t or so with reasonable accuracy.


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