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This review is from: Duronic KS1009 Super Slim Design Digital Display 5KG Electronic Kitchen Scales - with Glossy Brushed Chrome surface and 2 Years FREE Warrantee (Kitchen & Home)
Simplicity itself; easy and intuitive to use.
Measures in g, lbs, oz, ml and fl oz. and when checked against know weights I found them to be accurate within 1g.
Display can be zeroed at any time and units changed if necessary, so, for example, after adding 250g of flour, the addition of 120ml of milk can be measured into the same bowl.
Handles negative values so it's easy to see how much has been removed from a container.
There is no problem reading the display, even when a large bowl is placed on the scale.
As already mentioned the scales do switch off if left unused for a short while but not a great problem as it's easy to switch them on again and the benefit must be a longer battery life.
I've only rated them 4 stars as I have only been using them for a couple of days so can't comment on reliabilty or longevity.
Update: Now been using these scales for a few months and I've reduced my rating to 3 Stars. There is insufficient warning when the battery power is too low, the display simply switches from any measurement to say "Lo", and if you happen to be in the middle of adding, say milk to flour, you're left not knowing how much was added or remains to be added. Only safe option is to either record starting weights or measure ingedients separately, which rather negates some of the advantages of electronic scales. I've also found that after a "Lo" warning the scales can be swiched back on and will operate for quite a while before the low battery warning reappears. If you buy these scales be sure to have a good stock of CR2032 batteries to hand.
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Initial post: 6 Feb 2013 11:52:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Feb 2013 12:30:12 GMT
Mr Gumby says:
Useful advice on the "lo" problem. thank you.
All electronic scales switch off after a period, which can in fact be a problem. If you're in the middle of weighing something and are interrupted (door bell, phone, emptying a container of something and going to get some more), the scales might switch off and leave you unsure of how much you've already added. That isn't a criticism of these scales, merely a comment on electronic scales generally. Try and make a mental note of the display before walking away and also make a list of weights of bowls/pans you use with the scales.
Re liquids, there's nothing magical about switching from grams to millilitres - 1ml of water or any liquid with the same specific gravity as water weighs 1g. If you want to measure 250ml water or similar, simply weigh 250g. Other liquids vary, e.g. 1ml oil weighs less than 1g, 1ml honey weighs more than 1g - it's worth making yourself a table of weights of various liquids and goos. Then you can weigh all ingredients into you bowl or pan and hence reduce washing up while enhancing accuracy vs volume measures.
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