Equipment question: digital scale. "Water-resistant" model?


I have had a Salter plastic digital scale for years but only recently have I put it use as a pizza baker's scale, which is to say that I am frequently putting wet doughs on it. Because of their stickiness, the platform needs frequent cleansing. While I could cut put plastic wrap down each time, I get lazy and do not always think in advance, so my hands are already covered with flour and dough. So far I have been lucky, but at some point I will likely need a new scale. Does anyone have a model that is relatively well-sealed against water?

Thanks
Ken

Ken K.
posted over 2 years ago

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I usually put a small glass plate or a very tiny cutting board on my scale and then use the tare button to set it to zero. It keeps the scale clean.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago


I do that for ingredients and give proper homage to the tare gods, but when I am dividing my dough after a bulk fermentation, I have been putting it directly on the scale to keep from washing yet another item! I suppose washing one bowl is the same as washing the platform...!

Ken K.
posted over 2 years ago


It's pretty much the same. I like using the cutting board because I can place it in the dishwasher. With the scale, it's harder to wipe down and more likely to get damaged.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago


I have the MyWeight KD-8000 model with the Baker's percent function. It comes with a splash shield.

I also, when weighing doughs as a bulk, use a layer of plastic wrap to cover the flat top then hit the tare button. Keeps it pretty clean.

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Mike K.
posted over 2 years ago


I know, I know. ;-) It is just that my wife was getting on me for all of the plastic wrap that I was using initially to wrap our 1/2 sheet pans while they were in the fridge. Somehow she seems fine with purchasing a $50+ scale but not rolls of plastic wrap. Go figure, but you know what they say: happy wife, happy life... I just thought I would explore to see what experience people have with other scales. I saw the scale that you have on Amazon and it has great reviews... not to mention that it is only $34 (which would buy less plastic wrap that $50....)

Ken K.
posted over 2 years ago

I get the plastic wrap rolls at Costco. 2 rolls, each like 750ft. I really feel like I've accomplished something when I've made it to the bottom of one of those rolls.

Short of mummification, it's pretty hard to go through one of those rolls in under a year.

- Raj   over 2 years ago

LOL. You must be single without a wife who loves to cook and without kids and friends who are over all the time enjoying our hospitality. We have been Costco members forever and go through those rolls like there were toilet paper or paper towels! Years ago Jeanette thought she had died and gone to heaven when I bought scads of Cambro polycarbonate and stainless steel modular containers so that she could cram even more food into our refrigerator!

- Ken   over 2 years ago

Missed my point. It is not a financial thing wrt the plastic wrap--it is an environmental issue with her...

- Ken   over 2 years ago

I am all of those things Ken! For some reason Costco plastic wrap is far better than the supermarket stuff.

- Raj   over 2 years ago

I agree! And a bargain to boot!

- Ken   over 2 years ago

BTW the flour arrived in excellent shape. Thanks

- Ken   over 2 years ago

Excellent Ken. You ordered a fine selection of flours. Looking forward to seeing some amazing creations.

- Raj   over 2 years ago


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