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How I stopped kidding myself

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  • solieco1solieco1 Posts: 1,312Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,312Member, Premium Member
    PAV8888 wrote: »
    For the scale-too-small issue - I made a thread yesterday about scale recommendations, and one person recommended a scale that had a pull-out display. https://www.oxo.com/products/preparing/measuring/5lb-food-scale-w-pull-out-display#black

    It's da best based on reviews; but, tends to be expensive

    Thanks!! I've been looking for a new one!
  • ata1antaata1anta Posts: 115Member Member Posts: 115Member Member
    My salad building routine at work (I eat late so don't incur the ire of other patrons): Weigh the container, note wt on lid. Add lettuce. note wt on lid. Repeat for each thing I add. Then when I get to my desk, I do a little math and enter it into my food diary.

    At home, I have a scale that has a "hold" button. If the container is too big, I hit the hold button and it holds the weight reading when I remove the container. Though I think I may need a new one, it's been knocked to the floor a few times and I wonder at its accuracy anymore.
  • sarahlucindacsarahlucindac Posts: 235Member Member Posts: 235Member Member
  • amy19355amy19355 Posts: 792Member, Premium Member Posts: 792Member, Premium Member
    for solid foods, i put a sheet of plastic on my scale, put the solid foods on the plastic and dump it into the bowl after weighing it.

    for non-solids, like mayo, i am going to adopt the 'weigh the jar before and after removing the spoonful' method suggested above - i love it!
  • kushiel1kushiel1 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member



    Put stout glass on scale. Put plate or bowl on top of glass. Read scale from under plate or bowl.[/quote]

    Wow, this never occurred to me but man would that make some things easier!!
    edited November 2018
  • kushiel1kushiel1 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Apparently I dont get how to approprately quote thing here yet, but I love this thread!
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
  • Kalex1975Kalex1975 Posts: 402Member Member Posts: 402Member Member
    PAV8888 wrote: »
    For the scale-too-small issue - I made a thread yesterday about scale recommendations, and one person recommended a scale that had a pull-out display. https://www.oxo.com/products/preparing/measuring/5lb-food-scale-w-pull-out-display#black

    It's da best based on reviews; but, tends to be expensive

    I own this one... works great. It was also the winner of America's Test Kitchen's digital kitchen scales test.

    Edit: their winner was the 11-pound version
    edited November 2018
  • MelanieCN77MelanieCN77 Posts: 3,808Member Member Posts: 3,808Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    amy19355 wrote: »
    for solid foods, i put a sheet of plastic on my scale, put the solid foods on the plastic and dump it into the bowl after weighing it.

    for non-solids, like mayo, i am going to adopt the 'weigh the jar before and after removing the spoonful' method suggested above - i love it!

    I like to keep some plastic yogurt-tub lids around to use as scale protectors for weighing small solids. A quick rinse, and it's clean. Recycled/reused, nothing to dispose.

    I have a little set of three nested metal bowls that live on my scale.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,940Member Member Posts: 25,940Member Member
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