How I stopped kidding myself

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  • RelCanonical
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    I'm getting picky about scales now that I've been using them so much. I got a new scale with a pull-out display for Christmas, which I love, but at the same time it's just not as good as my other scale. It does a 3-second countdown before turning on which is slower, and it's not as sensitive to very light things like 2g of butter or something. It's like when you're at the grocery store self-checkout and you have to whack the scale to get it to register that you indeed put the light item in the bagging area.
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    I'm getting picky about scales now that I've been using them so much. I got a new scale with a pull-out display for Christmas, which I love, but at the same time it's just not as good as my other scale. It does a 3-second countdown before turning on which is slower, and it's not as sensitive to very light things like 2g of butter or something. It's like when you're at the grocery store self-checkout and you have to whack the scale to get it to register that you indeed put the light item in the bagging area.

    Good to know. I only have had one scale the entire time, and I've been debating getting another.
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    I'm getting picky about scales now that I've been using them so much. I got a new scale with a pull-out display for Christmas, which I love, but at the same time it's just not as good as my other scale. It does a 3-second countdown before turning on which is slower, and it's not as sensitive to very light things like 2g of butter or something. It's like when you're at the grocery store self-checkout and you have to whack the scale to get it to register that you indeed put the light item in the bagging area.

    Good to know. I only have had one scale the entire time, and I've been debating getting another.

    I feel like I have the most trouble with the ones that are "flat" against the base of the scale. The ones that have a glass plate that sit away from the base seem to do better with accuracy.
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  • shunggie
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    My scale got wet and after it dried it will only weigh in grams. I've been thinking of getting a small mobile scale for travel (I travel for work a LOT) but I would feel strange whipping it out at restaurants etc. Does anyone do that?
  • sarahlucindac
    sarahlucindac Posts: 235 Member
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    shunggie wrote: »
    My scale got wet and after it dried it will only weigh in grams. I've been thinking of getting a small mobile scale for travel (I travel for work a LOT) but I would feel strange whipping it out at restaurants etc. Does anyone do that?

    I have before and it definitely feels weird lol. People look at me like I’m nuts and the people I’m with think I’m going overboard. But screw what anyone else thinks if it gives you peace of mind!
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  • kshama2001
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    I'm getting picky about scales now that I've been using them so much. I got a new scale with a pull-out display for Christmas, which I love, but at the same time it's just not as good as my other scale. It does a 3-second countdown before turning on which is slower, and it's not as sensitive to very light things like 2g of butter or something. It's like when you're at the grocery store self-checkout and you have to whack the scale to get it to register that you indeed put the light item in the bagging area.

    Is this the XOX? I have two, one for home and one for at Mom's - the older model is fine with 2 g of butter and shuts on and off easily. The one I bought last year has the same issues you mentioned AND it goes through batteries every 6 weeks.
  • RelCanonical
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    kshama2001 wrote: »
    I'm getting picky about scales now that I've been using them so much. I got a new scale with a pull-out display for Christmas, which I love, but at the same time it's just not as good as my other scale. It does a 3-second countdown before turning on which is slower, and it's not as sensitive to very light things like 2g of butter or something. It's like when you're at the grocery store self-checkout and you have to whack the scale to get it to register that you indeed put the light item in the bagging area.

    Is this the XOX? I have two, one for home and one for at Mom's - the older model is fine with 2 g of butter and shuts on and off easily. The one I bought last year has the same issues you mentioned AND it goes through batteries every 6 weeks.

    It is! It has also already drained through batteries twice. I think with my other scale, I only changed the batteries ONCE in over a year with daily use.
  • MelanieCN77
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    I had an old mechanical scale for baking that I used for a bit, but when I needed an accurate way to get my grams measured, I grabbed this at Target: https://www.target.com/p/taylor-digital-11lb-glass-top-food-scale-black/-/A-49178540

    It's turned out to be really great. I tried another, fancier one after I got it wet and it went a bit nuts one day, but turns out that scales really do vary (like the new one, when you used the buttons, it was on the weighing surface so it activated the readout which I found irrationally irritating) and luckily my trusty old Target one dried out and is still going strong.
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