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Electric scales or standard scales? What do you use? Any recommendations?


Posted anonymously, 2nd October 2015


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  • We have a digital scale, which goes on batteries.


  • Standard – Electric can be fidgety putting in your age, height etc


  • My sister in law bought a mini digital scale the size of a big tile to weigh small foods such as flour , etc .. The only thing I don’t like is it is battery operated and I think manual ones will last longer . Like a lot of digital items , you need to change batteries etc and I think it is more of a hassle than not thinking about changing anything .


  • digital scales are more accurate but manual are cheaper


  • Gee I think I might have been a bit confused; I was talking about body weight measuring scales and I think the question might have been about kitchen scales now I see the rest of the answers


  • Electric scales, that have a couple of functions, but I only ever use the weighing one. They were a Xmas present about 9 years ago, so they are probably worth the money lol.


  • You can buy digital at the chemist for around under $30,they are worth it!


  • You are welcome!


  • Thanks for your answer mom90758!


  • Oh, I bought it something like 10 years ago. And it’s still functioning. I don’t think it was that expensive.


  • mom90758 – is the price difference between the two scales big?


  • Mine broke and I need new scales. Weighing up all options.


  • I use a digital scale. It’s very convenient and I wouldn’t go back to a standard one.


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