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[Amazon.ca] Etekcity Digital Kitchen Stainless Steel Scales - $16.99 / $22.09

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[Amazon.ca] Etekcity Digital Kitchen Stainless Steel Scales - $16.99 / $22.09

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, Large LCD Screen & Tare Button,11lb/5kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included) - $16.99:
https://www.amazon.ca/Etekcity-Multifun ... B0148G23S8

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale, Electric Food Weight Scales, Stainless Steel Platform Baking Scale with Removable Bowl, Large LCD Screen & Tare Button, 5kg/1g, Silver(Batteries Include) - $22.09:
https://www.amazon.ca/Etekcity-Electric ... 07LGLQKC6/
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Not sure if this is hot or not, as I bought my last few scales from Costco for 12.99 and 19.99, but I just want to say that scales get a lot of use in my household and are worth the money. If you're watching your weight/keeping a strict diet, or just bake a lot, this is way better than measuring cups.
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Zero wrote: Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, Large LCD Screen & Tare Button,11lb/5kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included) - $16.99:
https://www.amazon.ca/Etekcity-Multifun ... B0148G23S8

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale, Electric Food Weight Scales, Stainless Steel Platform Baking Scale with Removable Bowl, Large LCD Screen & Tare Button, 5kg/1g, Silver(Batteries Include) - $22.09:
https://www.amazon.ca/Etekcity-Electric ... 07LGLQKC6/
For the love of god do not buy the first one, every one of these cheap chinese capacitive button scales sucks. You never know if you pressed the button, they don't turn on or off half the time, mine went in the bin a long time ago.

The other wone doesn't really appear to be much of a deal either. I think I bought an amazonbasics one like it for a cheaper price.
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I don't think these particular scales are a particularly hot deal either. If you search for "kitchen scale" on Amazon, there are countless others in the same price range and (likely) similar mediocre quality.

But I just want to echo what @ahammad said that these are surprisingly useful. I bought one a few years ago to measure coffee beans, but I now use it quite a bit for baking and cooking too. It's much more accurate and quick to measure by weight than by volume. For example, in the past, I would try to guesstimate how much spaghetti to cook for the family but often end up with too little or too much.. now, I just quickly weigh it out and it's the perfect amount each time.
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Havox07 wrote: For the love of god do not buy the first one, every one of these cheap chinese capacitive button scales sucks. You never know if you pressed the button, they don't turn on or off half the time, mine went in the bin a long time ago.

The other wone doesn't really appear to be much of a deal either. I think I bought an amazonbasics one like it for a cheaper price.
I actually have the 1st one and it has been reliable since August with daily use, no issues with the buttons turning on / off etc. What makes you think that a brand name one would be much better? They're all coming out of China and have a similar style at this price point.

Agreed RE: Not a deal though - I paid $16.99 in August.
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I bought an Escali primo digital scale during amazon prime day. It was highly rated on cooking websites. Pretty happy with it so far. Didn’t wanna buy the cheaper Etekcity. Also I think prime day was same price or cheaper for Etekcity.
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Oxo scale with removable faceplate is great for baking if anyone looking for a rec. Not cheap but well made and the removable display is soooo useful.
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For me personally these are crap. Only 5kg limit and increments of 1g. I needed and bought a unit with 0.1g increment - chinese piece of shit, doesn't really look the best but seems to work (3kg limit).
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For what it's worth, I've had an etekcity digital bathroom scale for a few years and it's been perfect.
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asmcar wrote: I actually have the 1st one and it has been reliable since August with daily use, no issues with the buttons turning on / off etc. What makes you think that a brand name one would be much better? They're all coming out of China and have a similar style at this price point.

Agreed RE: Not a deal though - I paid $16.99 in August.
I know they are all cheap shit from China, I was just saying that for the second one listed, at least a little better of a brand was selling a scale for less than the price of this generic chinese scale. Glad you are enjoying your scale but I much prefer tactile buttons to anything capacitive. Maybe I just had a dud but it was nothing but problems.
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bought scales on aliexpress for fraction of price and they're the same stuff
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Zero wrote: How long did it take to ship though?
As long as you don’t choose AliExpress standard shipping it should be less than a month. I’ve recently been ordering things from Ali with DHL or UPS (many shippers are offering this for free) and it usually takes 5-7 days
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rokask wrote: For me personally these are crap. Only 5kg limit and increments of 1g. I needed and bought a unit with 0.1g increment - chinese piece of shit, doesn't really look the best but seems to work (3kg limit).
1g increments are fine for things that kitchen scales are used for (ie baking,) but you want accuracy to 1g as well which these units probably dont have. For more accuracy get those micro scales that only weigh up to a few hundred grams. A high weight range, high precision and high accuracy all in one device is both pointless (you dont need a 0.1g precision at 5kg) and expensive (because they are uncommon and because high dynamic range electronics are more expensive.)
If you want something just for baking the Escali scales are great, they are the top rated by the wirecutter (which tested their accuracy) and they are good at weighing small amounts (some digital scales basically filter everything out if you add weight very slowly.)
If you care about precision (note that precision is not the same as accuracy) you can get something like this https://indoorgrowingcanada.com/product ... CREALw_wcB Im not recommending this, it was just the first thing that came up like it. Dont use it for baking, the vessel your measuring into can easily be 200g+ which eats into your measurement range and many bread recipes call for 600g+ of flour so you will blow past it's full scale range.

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