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Digital Scales - Marshall Schmidt's Review
Posted: July 29, 2010, 9:09pm
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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: 9.6
Product Reviewed: JS-600V
Manufacturer: Jennings Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $39.75 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: MicroTech Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Salter Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale
Bottom Line: A well made, reasonably priced scale that does its' job
Positive Product Points
  1. Extremely accurate with small objects

  2. Easy to read display which reads very quickly

  3. Comes with a nice loading tray

  4. 20 year warranty
Negative Product Points
  1. Auto function does not stay on too long.

  2. 2. Needs to be handled very carefully and seems a bit fragile.
Detailed Commentary

I went to this scale after using the Salter kitchen scale which can measure up to 11 pounds.  I found the Salter  to be inconsistent when measuring very small quantities (eg. 18 grams) of coffee beans.  By this I mean that it would literally add or subtract a gram or two if the container on the scale was moved slightly.

For this reason, I wanted a better scale designed to measure very small weights with more accuracy and consistency.

Enter the Salter CJ600. This scale is truly in a different league.  Yes, it needs to be handled more carefully, and yes, it is more delicate, but the results are more than worth it.  It is marketed as a scientific instrument and it  does a very nice job of measuring small quantities (up to 600 grams) of coffee.  I use mine exclusively for measuring coffee - espresso dose, drip, and roasting greens.  

In brief, it works great!  Very precise (.1 gram), consistent, quick and easy to read.  

I’ve only had it a month so I can’t comment on its longevity.  It does have a 20 year warranty and customer service from MicroTech is first rate.

Buying Experience

On this note:  I ordered the scale from MicroTech when Warren (the head honcho) was about to take a brief vacation.  He immediately emailed me and told me it would be shipped out when he returned in a week.  I said, “No problem” and, in return he included a free A/C adaptor with my scale.  I called him, told him I was very grateful,and we had a very nice conversation about why this type of scale is useful to coffeegeeks. Thanks again, Warren!

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