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Starfrit 5-kg. Digital Kitchen Scale on sale for $12.99 (Save 55%)

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[Canadian Tire] Starfrit 5-kg. Digital Kitchen Scale on sale for $12.99 (Save 55%)

Wife wanted a food scale. Found this at Canadian Tire, Starfrit 5-kg. Digital Kitchen Scale for $12.99, instead of $29.99.
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Its a good scale bought one last year for same price ..and been using it everyday... worth every penny
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Yes, it's a good scale. Only thing is that I wish it would weigh to the tenth of a gram.
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According to Starfrit they do not make a scale more accurate that 1g. It is odd that they indicate 1.0g.

It may be hard to find a many kg scale that is accurate to 0.1g. Maybe try looking for a postal scale??
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TotalDistinction wrote: I can't imagine many people needing to measure to a tenth of a gram. :)
Depends on your use, but I would argue that you definitely should not buy this if your intended use is cannabis, 0.1-0.9 can make a huge difference when you are dosing high potency strains (22%+).

I mean if you are using this because you operate a illegal dispensary or are slinging out on the streets, then by all means use this, your customers will love you.
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i've got one of these. it's an awesome weigh scale! i think i paid around $17, so you're killin' it for about $13 that's for certain.

i've tested it against supermarket purchased food items. my understanding is the supermarket commercial weigh scales are calibrated to meet Measurement Canada standards so, this lil' Starfrit guy is darned good for the money!
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kimwoobingsu wrote: Depends on your use, but I would argue that you definitely should not buy this if your intended use is cannabis, 0.1-0.9 can make a huge difference when you are dosing high potency strains (22%+).

I mean if you are using this because you operate a illegal dispensary or are slinging out on the streets, then by all means use this, your customers will love you.
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I have been using this for a few years now. Working well.
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Been using this for years (probably almost a decade now). Unless the battery section changed (Can.T's review/question area is not loading in my brwoser right now) recently from my model then this unit takes 9V batteries. That is good because if you're cooking a lot and not doing a lot of smokey cooking that triggers the smoke alarm to go off then you can reuse those batteries in scales like this to make the most of the remaining power in the cell when you change your smoke alarms 1-2 times per year.
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They've been as cheap as $9.99 in the past, but unfortunately the brutal "small appliances" tax in BC kills the deal.
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Found this at my parents place, collecting dust. For the price, it’s a good scale. I used it once to make coffee. I would’ve loved for it to measure to the tenth of a gram, since preparing coffee with a pourover kind of needs you to know when you’re about to hit the required coffee/water ratio. It also turns off too quickly; usually there’s a 30-45 second “bloom” period before you continue to filter the coffee. When I did that, it turned off on me, and tared back to zero.

I’m comparing this to a $60 Hario coffee scale, but if all you need it for is to measure for cooking, it’s quite accurate, and at a great price. If you’re a third wave coffee snob, it’s worth it spending on an actual coffee scale.
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J-Money wrote: Found this at my parents place, collecting dust. For the price, it’s a good scale. I used it once to make coffee. I would’ve loved for it to measure to the tenth of a gram, since preparing coffee with a pourover kind of needs you to know when you’re about to hit the required coffee/water ratio. It also turns off too quickly; usually there’s a 30-45 second “bloom” period before you continue to filter the coffee. When I did that, it turned off on me, and tared back to zero.

I’m comparing this to a $60 Hario coffee scale, but if all you need it for is to measure for cooking, it’s quite accurate, and at a great price. If you’re a third wave coffee snob, it’s worth it spending on an actual coffee scale.
Maybe this is a slightly different model than the one I have (also a Starfrit with the same capacity and glass platform). But I also use mine for pour over coffee and don’t have an issue with it turning off too soon. Maybe you pour slower than I do.
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Good scale, been using one to weigh packages for eBay, for the kitchen and other odd tasks.
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thedealhunter2000 wrote: Been using this for years (probably almost a decade now). Unless the battery section changed (Can.T's review/question area is not loading in my brwoser right now) recently from my model then this unit takes 9V batteries. That is good because if you're cooking a lot and not doing a lot of smokey cooking that triggers the smoke alarm to go off then you can reuse those batteries in scales like this to make the most of the remaining power in the cell when you change your smoke alarms 1-2 times per year.
The Q/A section on the CT site says 2xAAA. I have a few year old model and it takes a single CR2032. What a bizarre iteration over the years.

Great scale for the $$. If you get a model that uses the button batteries make sure to grab a pack on the way out. Using the scale every day for calorie tracking I find I change the battery every third month or so.
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thedealhunter2000 wrote: Been using this for years (probably almost a decade now). Unless the battery section changed (Can.T's review/question area is not loading in my brwoser right now) recently from my model then this unit takes 9V batteries. That is good because if you're cooking a lot and not doing a lot of smokey cooking that triggers the smoke alarm to go off then you can reuse those batteries in scales like this to make the most of the remaining power in the cell when you change your smoke alarms 1-2 times per year.
I know the one you mean with the 9 volt as we also used it for years. We used it every day to weigh cat food portions and found the scale would poop out after two or three years. We always waited for it to go on sale for $9.99 at CT and when it did, we bought one as a backup for when the other inevitably died. At some point, the model changed somewhat and it started using the flat batteries, but I think the price point was still $9.99 on sale. We bought another since at that price point less than a year ago.
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Ryankay wrote: The Q/A section on the CT site says 2xAAA. I have a few year old model and it takes a single CR2032. What a bizarre iteration over the years.

Great scale for the $$. If you get a model that uses the button batteries make sure to grab a pack on the way out. Using the scale every day for calorie tracking I find I change the battery every third month or so.
I picked one up today and it requires button batteries. Oh well, for the price it isn't too bad a scale still. Thanks OP!

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