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darxus ([personal profile] darxus) wrote2018-03-04 02:14 pm

My scale recommendations

Since I suddenly found myself not owning any scales, and finding them very useful, I spent some time figuring out which ones I wanted.

People scale:
EatSmart Precision CalPal Digtal Bathroom Scale

Food scale:
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display, 11-Pound

Food scale if you don't care a lot about a pull out display:
Escali P115C Primo Digital Multifunctional Food Scale

My research constituted checking recommendations from America's Test Kitchen, and https://thewirecutter.com/ and reading up on whether or not body fat measuring scales have become useful: No, their absolute measurements are way off, but their relative measurements (did it go up or down?) are useful.

America's Test Kitchen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSm1hoyjoyY


I went with the OXO scale recommended by Amercia's Test Kitchen over the Escali scale recommended by thewirecutter because I have been annoyed at difficulty of not reading a scale under a wide object, and I use a scale a lot (to more easily justify the cost).

I was hesitant to get this bathroom scale because I really didn't want anything on the display other than the weight. But then I got confirmation that if you don't program it at all, it doesn't display recommended calories or BMI. It's really a gorgeous scale.

I find both types of scales incredibly useful for keeping on top of my weight. And if you like cooking, using weight is way more accurate than volume. The test kitchen video mentions you get up to 20% variation in amount of flour by volume.

TheWireCutter has an explanation of why they stopped recommending the OXO scale.

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