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Do you use a food scale?

I am an avid calorie counter but I want to make sure I am accurate. I am considering buying a small kitchen scale. Problem is, they cost a lot of money $50 or more.
What do you do to measure your food?
If you use a scale, what brand do you use? What should I be looking for in a kitchen scale?

Wed. Feb 20, 4:50pm

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I just went to, because I couldn't believe food scales were that expensive.

I just typed in "food scale" on the search bar, and came up with a huge list. Most were around $25, but there were a couple in the $5 range!

I don't have a food scale, but want one, b/c of baking, not b/c of measuring my food - measuring things like flour, etc., are often inaccurate by volume and should be weighed. I know people do use food scales for dieting purposes, but I just don't count my calories quite that precisely.

Anyway, there are low-cost options out there. Good luck!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 5:42 PM

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I use a scale all the time, especially for high-calorie items that it's easy to overdo, like meat or cheese (or candy!). I also use it like the PP for baking and cooking. I got a small dial one (not digital) at Wal-Mart for 5.67. It doesn't measure very heavy things but I've found it works for most of my needs!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 5:50 PM

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I bought one on Amazon for around $20, and I use it every day to measure my cereal, yogurt, and cottage cheese. It really helps me keep my portions under control. I'd highly recommend getting one.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 6:00 PM

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I would recommend digital, something with a flat surface - that way you can put a bowl on there and measure things with multiple ingredients and calculate per serving calories. Then you can also use it for mailing to weigh packages (and print postage from home and never go to the post office again!)

I love my food scale - so helpful when you're down to the last few pounds!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 6:49 PM

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OP here, keep it coming

Although I mentioned the price, it's not so much of an issue if it's going to be worth it. I love the feedback so far. I'd like to get a high quality kitchen scale that has all the features mentioned.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 11:53 PM

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