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Digital Scales - Donald Blum's Review
Posted: April 10, 2002, 4:49pm
review rating: 2.9
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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: 9.0
Product Reviewed: Escali 63D
Manufacturer: Escali Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $31.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: auctionbroker (ebay) Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: n/a
Bottom Line: An indispensible and precise scale I use when brewing and roasting coffee.
Positive Product Points

This digital scale is precise down to the single gram or 1/10 ounce. The capacity is up to 6 pounds or 3000 grams. Of course, this also measures other foods and postage weight just as easily as coffee.

Negative Product Points

I suppose one could find fault with the small size of the digital display or of the round glass top, but I personally find the compact size and light weight to be an asset.

Detailed Commentary

I use this when measuring coffee to roast of brew. My rule of thumb for the number of grams of coffee to use when brewing is ounces of water plus another half. That means 20 ounces of water requires 30 grams of coffee; 30 ounces of water gets 45 grams of coffee, etc.

The scale can zero out with anything on top of the glass so I zero it out with the empty roasting chamber of my FreshRoast+ coffee roaster, then put in 70 to 75 grams of green coffee beans.  For amounts this small, one really cannot go with a cheap spring scale which, if you're lucky, may allow you to guess to the nearest 10 grams.

Buying Experience

The seller on ebay was very efficient to work with. Search "Escali scale" on ebay to find.

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