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Digital Scales - Mark Prince's Review
Posted: March 17, 2000, 1:09am
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Jerry Kalpin 10.00
Marshall Schmidt 10.00
James Bacci 9.66
Katherine Gingliss 9.44
Bryan Wray 9.25

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: eX2 ExactaScale
Manufacturer: Royal Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Price + compact design + large surface area + 1 gram accuracy equal a really great deal in scales.
Positive Product Points

All metal construction, measures to 1 gram (Canadian, Mexican model - US model measures to 1/10th an ounce), compact yet a large surface to measure with. Can be set on the fly to measure accurately with a container (will minus container weight)

Negative Product Points

Annoying reset occurs even when you are weighing with device.

Detailed Commentary

Picked up this from Costco in Richmond, BC, Canada, for $30 bucks. Replacement for my Sunbeam Digital scale, which gave up the ghost a month or so ago.

This is a digital scale, and I like the fact it is all metal (no plastic casings), and while it is compact, it has a big enough surface to place a portafilter completely on it. It will measure up to 2 kilograms, and measures in 1 gram increments. Not too shabby. I've found above 2 grams it is very accurate, measuring various weights I knew beforehand exactly (ie, a 12 gram weight displayed 12 grams on the scale, etc).

You can set this machine on the fly to subtract the weight of your container, thus giving you only the weight of the item inside the container. I regularly put my portafilter complete with double basket on it, and I press and hold the button to reset the scale to 0. Then I dose my grinds, and measure the portafilter, basket and grinds to find the weight of only my coffee.

I don't like how this machine will automatically turn off, even if you are in the middle of weighing something. The "standby" mode takes place about a minute or two after you activate the scale.

Overall, a really good deal (amazing price - my Sunbeam was $70, and only accurate to 2 grams), and I'm very happy with it.

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