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SmokinOkie
04-12-2010, 05:30 PM
Looking to replace my old electronic scale (it died) and I need something that will do ounces (for making rubs, etc) as well as a higher end on weight (so I can weigh briskets, etc).

Any recommendations?

TIA

Russ

smoke-n-my-i's
04-12-2010, 07:30 PM
Russ,

I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond. I actually have two of them (long story).

One is Salter Mod. 6300, and will do oz or grams. With a max of 11 lbs. Ounces are in increments of 1/8oz. It was $39.99 when I got it a year or so ago.

The other is a newer model, Salter mod 1015. It will also do oz or grams with a max of 7 lb by 1/8 oz as well. It was $29.99 a couple of months ago when I got it.

The website is www.salterhousewares.com (http://www.salterhousewares.com) if you want to see if they have them on line to look at them.

Hope this helps.

Bill

smoke-n-my-i's
04-12-2010, 07:33 PM
Nothing on the website... sorry. If you want/need, let me know and I can either take a pic or scan the box and upload them here for you.

Bill

Pyle's BBQ
04-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Check out eBay they have scales for $50 that will weigh up to 60#.

GreasePig
04-12-2010, 09:25 PM
I have an Oxo that was recommended in Cooks Illustrated. It is awesome. Easy to use and easy to switch to different measures.

nmayeux
04-12-2010, 09:30 PM
A year ago, we decided to buy a decent scale for BBQ. After doing some research, we found some deals on AND scales, and bought one for $89. I think the thing originally sold for at least twice that much, but you have to love the internet. This thing is great, because the outside is sealed (no grease will get inside unless you dunk it!), the cover for the weighing surface pops off and goes into the dish washer, and it weighs in metric and imperial, and is highly acurate and fast. It also has a bubble to level the scale, and a tare function, which is invaluable. Below are some pics:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/Nauti-Que/GeorgiaBulldogCook5.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e129/Nauti-Que/GeorgiaBulldogCook6.jpg

Crazy Harry
04-12-2010, 11:20 PM
I would recommend 2 scales, one for the meat with 30+ pound capacity, and one for the seasonings that will measure fractions of an ounce. putting both functions in one scale will be expensive.

SmokinOkie
04-13-2010, 09:52 AM
Thanks guys appreciate the input. I think you're on spot Crazy with the two. That's been one of my problems with capacity vs accuracy. Unless I want to spend $300...

I'll look them over and let you know what I end up with.

Russ

Jorge
04-13-2010, 09:57 AM
http://www.acemart.com/prod4884.html

This might work for the heavy stuff if you are buying meat by the case etc...

A friend of mine bought one when he started noticing some difference in the weight of bags of feed he was buying. It sits on some stacked pallets so that he doesn't have to bend over to set anything down, or pick it up.

NRA4Life
04-13-2010, 10:12 AM
I work in the field of calibration, and I bought this one. I calibrated it using NIST traceable masses, and this thing was off by a maximum of 0.04 Lbs across it's range. That is only 0.64 oz. I highly recommend it. $29.95 with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/ULTRASHIP-55-DIGITAL-SHIPPING-KITCHEN/dp/B000FSWB9K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1271167551&sr=8-3

dgassaway
04-13-2010, 11:51 AM
I've got the Ultraship 55 like above. I've been very happy with it so far.

dmprantz
04-13-2010, 12:03 PM
I've got the Oxo Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display (http://www.amazon.com/Oxo-Grips-Scale-Pull-Out-Display/dp/B000WJMTNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1271174400&sr=8-1). I think I bought it at BB&B and have been pretty pleased with it. It even weighs small babies! Obviously it's not for heavy items. After I bought it, I saw that it was recommended by Fine Cooking. My only complaint is that the auto-shutoff timer has turned it off mid measurement. As a result, I've learned to use two bowls, one to hold all ingredients, and the other for the currently measured ingredient.

dmp

SmokinOkie
04-14-2010, 09:15 AM
So I've ordered the OZO 11lb for the small job and like the suggestion of the ULTRASHIP for the large stuff, the 55lb capacity covers my needs.

Thanks guys, I'll update you when they get here and I test them.

Russ