Budget espresso scale find - Page 2

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boren

#11: Post by boren »

@crwper - the Kubei scale I linked in comment #5 is very similar and solves both issues. It has 0.01 gram accuracy, so responsive to even a single bean added or removed. And it supports AAA batteries as well as using micro-USB to recharge its own battery. It also has a sticker that makes the top buttons water resistant.

Pressino

#12: Post by Pressino »

I like a bit more precision when weighing beans for espresso, and for about the past 1 1/2 years have been using a Talor model 1250 scale that reads to 0.01g. I got it for less than $20. No timer, but my machine has one and, in any case, counting down would be accurate enough for me. Not sure how accurate the scale is, but the readout is quite repeatable, which is more important as far as I'm concerned.

0.1g precision no doubt is good enough for pour over, but I prefer a tad more resolution when dosing espresso. That's just me and YMMV.

Several scales with readouts to 0.01g are available on Amazon. Most are very inexpensive. Here's one:

https://www.amazon.com/Weigh-Gram-Digit ... C97&sr=1-9

crwper

#13: Post by crwper »

boren wrote:@crwper - the Kubei scale I linked in comment #5 is very similar and solves both issues. It has 0.01 gram accuracy, so responsive to even a single bean added or removed. And it supports AAA batteries as well as using micro-USB to recharge its own battery. It also has a sticker that makes the top buttons water resistant.
Mine reads out to 0.01 g as well--just that some values occur less frequently than they should, as shown here:



It's like the scale is pulling values very close to a whole number of grams toward that number, in order to make calibration seem more accurate than it is. It's a shame, because the accuracy of the scale is actually quite good without this.

Edit: Mine is the NEXT-SHINE version, shown here: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B017LU ... _title_s00.
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primoz

#14: Post by primoz »

While I don't have problems paying premium for things that are worth, $250+ scale is unfortunately not one of things that can justify such lunatic price for me. So I gave a try to cheap Aliexpress one, and honestly I'm rather impressed.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004200571951.html
It has option for auto timer, auto reset to zero, measures down to 0.1g, has usb charging, and based on current experience it's pretty consistent. Only minus is a bit weird process of reseting to zero when needed, but you get used to it. Especially when considering it's less then $20.

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mrgnomer

#15: Post by mrgnomer »

I'm just getting into scale dosing. Really like the improved consistency. Using a .1g+- Rhino scale. No timer, weighs only, battery only, non adjustable auto shut off, wouldn't trust it to get wet. Use my phone for timing. Got the Rhino because I wasn't into spending hundreds of dollars for more features and options.
Rethinking that now. The Acaia Lunar I handled as a display model at an espresso equipment vendor is a tank. Warranty includes water damage. If it goes for a good sale price I think I'd save my money by trying less expensive scales and bite the bullet. Can't see anything better than an Acaia right now and I'm pretty sure I'll eventually end up with one anyway.
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KindGood

#16: Post by KindGood »

Tell me the link to such scales on aliexpress

jeanrash

#17: Post by jeanrash »