Measuring food... can a digital postal scale be used for a food scale?

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kbalke

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 14:11
Hi, I have a really good digital postal scale that I use for Ebay shipping. Can I use this for my food too or do I need a special food scale instead? I bought a cheapy plastic scale at Walmart and all it measured was ounces, which my postal scale will do also. If I subtract the container weight for measuring this should be just as good right? Please let me know.
Remember: Nothing tastes as good as being healthy and thin feels!
jessie1326

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 14:23
If it measures in all of the units you want for weighing food (i.e., ounces if that's all you're going to want), it should be fine! Smile
Galahad

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 14:42
The postal scale would definitely work. Might even be a little more accurate, too.
photorific

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 16:02
I use a postal scale. It measures in 5g and .1oz increments. The only issue I ever have is if a serving size is 28g or something (because of the 5g increments). So on those things, I either add enough to where it bounces back and forth between 25-30g or just weigh out 25g and call it even. It was WAY cheaper than a "food" scale. (I think like $10 on ebay...)
confusedange...

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Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 21:17
and it'll tell you how much it'll cost to ship the leftovers to china!

okay, just had to say it.

don't see any reason it wouldn't work. a scale is a scale. =)



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