Thursday, November 20, 2008
isn't it important to know that a piece of paper weighs .15 ounce?
My new favorite gadget (I never tire of saying this) is my new scale, the KD-8000 from MyWeigh, which I bought here for $50. Thanks Kim for bringing it back from the US!
So, how do I love thee? Let me count the "weighs":
- Ounces are shown as a decimal, not a fraction. My old scale used fractions and only did increments of 1/8. So if I needed 1/3, I had to guess.
- It's super-sensitive to 1 gram. With my old scale, I had to periodically push down on it as I added small amounts of flour so it would register the small weight change.
- The auto-off is configurable. I can't tell you how many times my old scale turned off in the middle of me weighing something.
- The max weight is 17 pounds. My old scale's max was 5 pounds, which is ridiculous if my huge glass bowl already weighs 2 pounds.
- It has the option to show the weight in ounces, not pounds & ounces. This means if I need 19.5 ounces of flour, I don't have to mentally convert that to 1 pound 3.5 ounces. (Yes, I should just use grams but I haven't translated all my old American recipe books quite yet.)
- It even has the super fancy "baker's percentage" feature, which allows you to weigh the flour and then show all subsequent measurements as a percentage of the flour weight. I may never use this feature but I love that it's there.