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jesawdy

#11: Post by jesawdy »

Does that platform give you enough room to get the whole portafilter on there to tare it? How long before auto shut off?
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CoffeeOwl

#12: Post by CoffeeOwl »

It's only a little smaller then the one from DX (if you meant it) but I think putting the whole portafilter on either one to weight the coffee isn't good idea (unless it's a bottomless one).
The timeout of this unit is 75 seconds.

edit: and La Spaz portafilter is 675g
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#13: Post by calmaniac »

I have had excellent experiences with these guys. All they sell is scales! I have bought the My Weigh brand, but they sell many others as well.

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CoffeeOwl

#14: Post by CoffeeOwl »

OK, just let's all hope that I was know-all for the last time in my life :oops:
The scale I said I was using got finally broke 2 days ago.
Its electronics was all the time not working properly, the readout was shaking in about 0.5 grams and going up after repetitions (like the objects were getting heavier and heavier), but I thought that it's the way a cheap scale shall work - up till today.
The scale from Deal Extreme has just arrived. It's completely accurate! No shaking, reads the same weight of the same objects time after time, and also it's better built - there are no moving parts etc.
Delivery took over 2 weeks, but I guess it's fine for the price :D ($11)

3 days without scales and around $53 is the punishment for my being the wise-guy (for the scale that got broke had a 2-years warranty, but... I didn't receive any invoice with it)
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Ken Fox

#15: Post by Ken Fox »

CoffeeOwl wrote: The scale from Deal Extreme has just arrived. It's completely accurate! No shaking, reads the same weight of the same objects time after time, and also it's better built - there are no moving parts etc.
Delivery took over 2 weeks, but I guess it's fine for the price :D ($11)
I have a Myweigh scale on one counter next to two grinders, and one of those $11 Deal Extreme scales on the other counter next to the other grinder. The Myweigh, which cost 3x as much, is no more accurate than the Deal Extreme scale which also takes up less room and will weigh a whole PF plus the coffee (one can "Tare" the PF on the scale and then fill it), whereas the Myweigh is limited to 300g which precludes using the PF.

The dealextreme scale is a huge bargain and I recommend it highly.

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caeffe

#16: Post by caeffe »

I just bought 2 of these per Mr. K. Fox's comments above. Good deal, took about a week to get to me from Hong Kong.

Now I can measure my dose accurately! I've just been using 2 scoops and going with that.

caeffe

#17: Post by caeffe »

BTW, what have folks been using as a calibration weight for this?
Or should I just check it's repeatability by checking the weight of a couple of nickels since I see nickels are supposed to weigh 5g ea.

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japa_fi

#18: Post by japa_fi »

I haven't calibrated mine because:
1) it seems accurate enough out of box
2) the actual measured number is not that important (ie. if it's 20g or 25g), more important is to find the correct amount and use that every time. Ie. I've aim for 16.5g on my scale. I don't care if it's actually 15.5g while the display says 16.5g because that is the amount producing best results.

caeffe

#19: Post by caeffe »

I'm just thinking and worrying that eventually this scale may creep, hence requiring a recalibration.
Months from now, what could be 14g may be something else (14.5 or 15).

I guess I could do this with the same stack of nickels (~5g ea) and check if it changes over time. The question then will be recalibration against some accurate calibration weight.
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CoffeeOwl

#20: Post by CoffeeOwl »

Have a note of weight of something and check from time to time the weight of it, what's the problem?
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