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[Amazon.ca] Ozeri Pronto Kitchen Scale (Award Winning) - $18.43

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[Amazon.ca] Ozeri Pronto Kitchen Scale (Award Winning) - $18.43

Amazon has the Ozeri pronto scale listed for $18.43.

The only colour at this price is red, which isnt too bad, considering most people dont display these and I myself own a lime green one as it was much cheaper.

America’s Test Kitchen gave this scale an amazing review and said it was their best buy option.

I own it and it is a simple and accurate scale and highly recommend it at this price especially over most the other junk Amazon scales (Etekcity, Accuweight etc.) as I have been through at least 3 in the last 5 years.

Usually goes for $30-40 at most other retailers.
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I have this same scale and it is definitely great. I have used couple calibrating weight on it and it measures bang on.
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I have been through at least 3 in the last 5 years.
You must be abusing the f out of yours. I've been using mine for 4 years now for weekly food prep, coffee beans, etc. No issues. Excellent value at $20.
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eorsgg wrote: You must be abusing the f out of yours. I've been using mine for 4 years now for weekly food prep, coffee beans, etc. No issues. Excellent value at $20.
That’s the problem, way too many lemons with these type of products.

Some people get ones that last years others dont. I take great care of my kitchen gadgets.

Also, I found those scales inaccurate as I used calibration stones and they were almost always off.

This is also $20 too now, so I’d go with a known name and a good track record
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Shows $1.06 off normal amazon price. Looks like a decent scale though
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Treehugga wrote: Shows $1.06 off normal amazon price. Looks like a decent scale though
Usually Amazon sells them for $30-40 and so do most retailers. This was just a weird price flux I noticed last night while my gf was shopping for a new kitchen scale.

Even the $19 price tag isnt always and common.
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Thecheapindian wrote: Usually Amazon sells them for $30-40 and so do most retailers. This was just a weird price flux I noticed last night while my gf was shopping for a new kitchen scale.

Even the $19 price tag isnt always and common.
Probably true. The other colors are 2x the price or more. I might jump on this. Have been looking for a good scale for a while
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kitchen scale backed by Heisenberg cannot be wrong.
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zdpz wrote: Calibration stones? LOL I call BS

I work in a highly sensitive manufacturing environment and we use Sartorius scales in our QA process, which cost $30k for each unit and up, and we use metal blocks for Calibration (who the F uses stones, you need something that doesn't wear out and absorb moistures like a ceramic, hence why highly inert metal is used).

I purchased this OP deal and will test them out and post results.
In Undergrad I worked in labs and Co-Ops and they would just use stones or blocks that the manufacturer made to be a certain weight. You put those on this scale to see the discrepancy, then adjust the scale accordingly.

I have these extras lying around and put them on my scales to see if they are accurate, its not that hard. We dont need to use inert stones, this is a $20 machine vs a $30k one.

I agree the calibration stone is excessive for this but I use them cause I have them lying around.
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Thecheapindian wrote: In Undergrad I worked in labs and Co-Ops and they would just use stones or blocks that the manufacturer made to be a certain weight. You put those on this scale to see the discrepancy, then adjust the scale accordingly.

I have these extras lying around and put them on my scales to see if they are accurate, its not that hard. We dont need to use inert stones, this is a $20 machine vs a $30k one.

I agree the calibration stone is excessive for this but I use them cause I have them lying around.
Just so we are clear, I am agreeing with you that this scale is of good quality and precision. Thanks for posting a very good deal.
-ZdpZ... ;)
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I’ve wanted a kitchen scale for years!
I don’t appreciate the various price points based on colour (chrome $40 or white $49)!
Gotta match the other appliances/gadgets - right!?!
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Saw this yesterday but didn't like the red and ordered this Etekcity one instead: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0113UZJE2/

Does anyone know if there's much of a difference between the one I ordered and the Ozeri? They're priced about the same and both have a ton of very positive reviews on Amazon.
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ncheply wrote: Saw this yesterday but didn't like the red and ordered this Etekcity one instead: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0113UZJE2/

Does anyone know if there's much of a difference between the one I ordered and the Ozeri? They're priced about the same and both have a ton of very positive reviews on Amazon.
It’s okay when it works. I had one and it broke fairly quickly. It also wasnt the most accurate.

Cancel and order the Ozeri is my best advice. The reviews for Ozeri are 25k plus and 4.5 stars.

Ozeri is a known name and good track record. Recognized as one of the top scales by most websites.
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I guess you could say it's a brand name, basically Ozeri is a "distributor" for Chinese products that they find on alibaba.com, aren't they?
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ncheply wrote: Saw this yesterday but didn't like the red and ordered this Etekcity one instead: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0113UZJE2/

Does anyone know if there's much of a difference between the one I ordered and the Ozeri? They're priced about the same and both have a ton of very positive reviews on Amazon.
I don't like the completely flat ones as much (like the Etekcity model you linked) from a usability standpoint. If you're weighing something large and flat (e.g. big pan/plate) it can be much more difficult/awkward to read the display compared to when it's on an angle (like the Ozeri model in OP). Of course, you can work around it by taring with an elevated platform, but for a kitchen scale, I'll take whatever convenience I can get.
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If I was to judge this by the product photos, it looks like a total fail as the weight on all the pics with food on the scale is 0.00!

Looks decent though, good find OP. I got a very basic one for $15 from Canadian Tire a month ago and I’ve been happy. It’s likely less accurate but good enough for my purposes and I do like it’s glass top: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/star ... p.html#srp
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I went with Wirecutter's recommendation of the Escali Primo, the RFD'er in me wonders if I should have saved the $10 and gone with the Ozeri
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RaiderX wrote: If I was to judge this by the product photos, it looks like a total fail as the weight on all the pics with food on the scale is 0.00!

Looks decent though, good find OP. I got a very basic one for $15 from Canadian Tire a month ago and I’ve been happy. It’s likely less accurate but good enough for my purposes and I do like it’s glass top: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/star ... p.html#srp
Good to know! I've been thinking of buying that Starfrit one for some time.

I would jump on this Ozeri deal but I'm kinda picky about the colour unfortunately.
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surrealillusion wrote: I went with Wirecutter's recommendation of the Escali Primo, the RFD'er in me wonders if I should have saved the $10 and gone with the Ozeri
Same. Mine just arrived yesterday tho.
I thought someone mention you can't return unless there are issues with the item?

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