IntrepidQ3 wrote:Now Dan and Randy have me thinking, as always. The hario looks like a nice scale but I
need to keep the fiancé happy and think about aesthetics. So the front runners are the Bonavita and Acaia.
As long as you realize you're not buying the best tool for the job so much as accessorizing your coffee experience. Which is fine. Most of us do it, too. There's no need to blame your preference for a designer scale on your fiancé.
But for heaven's sake, listen to Dan (and me) and buy a scale that won't shutoff automatically. Get AC. It's not a question of reliability, but one of convenience and the recognition that not only does stuff happen, but that it happens at exactly the wrong time.
I think it'll really will come down to if I feel I really want to go high tech. I will need to see what kinda power and additional information I can get from Acaia being linked to a tablet/phone.
None. If you're going to spend more than $30 on a coffee scale, at least put the extra money where it will bring some benefit.
FWIW, La Marzocco uses a $20 AWS in its "Chef Steps with Scott Callendar
" home barista training videos. I have two AWS scales. I bought the first one, a battery-only model five years ago and it's still going strong. The other, battery + AC, I've had for three years and it's the one I use everyday on my "bench" without issue.
If you want accuracy, reliability and ruggedness at a reasonable price, get a Jennings or a My Weigh.
Drop a nickel in the pot Joe. Takin' it slow. Waiter, waiter, percolator