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What to look for in a kitchen scale

I'm thinking of buying a modern, probably electronic kitchen scale, to replace my really ancient mechanical one. I'm located in Bombay, India. I'm wondering what considerations should inform my ...
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Why do my weighing scales have ml and g?

My electric weighing scales allow me to set the weighing unit to various different units. 2 of the units are g (grams) and ml (milliliters). However, considering 1ml at sea level should weigh 1g (...
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One Cup in Grams

How much is a cup of milk in grams? Of course I can search google and get it (240gr) but that sounds too much for making pancakes . I don't have a measuring cup and I have to use 1+1/4 cup milk and I ...
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Why does my 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds not equal 15 ml?

The bag of coffee I am using instructs to "Add 2 1/2 tablespoons (37 ml)" of ground coffee. When I measure out 2 1/2 tablespoons onto my food scale, it only comes out to about 13 ml. Why does my 2 1/...
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A strange problem with BWT Initium 2.5 l filter's scale

Is there anyone, who has BWT Initium 2.5 l filter and can explain me, what is going on with their scale? ​When I fill it with water and wait until it filters out to exactly 1000 ml​ mark​ and then ...
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Are there accurate meat scales which interface easily with a computer?

I raise duck and sell to the local restaurants. I have a digital scale that I use that does not interface well with computers. The only way to interface with it is via an RS-232 port. I would like a ...
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Exactly how much is “one glass”, in Russian recipes?

In many many Russian recipes, measurements call for one glass or this one glass of that. One glass in Russia, appears to be a similar concept to what one cup is in United States. But here lies a ...
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How to measure 7g yeast and 10g salt without a proper scale?

I have a 10g precision kitchen scale and I need to measure 7g yeast and 10g salt. So I need to use teaspoon here, the following is the teaspoon I usually use and I wonder if it's the correct one. Is ...
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How accurate are kitchen scales?

I read about weighing coffee to the 0.5 gram, but what's the margin of error for a typical 5kg/11lb kitchen scale?
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How much does a cup of Nutella weigh?

I want to make Nutella cookies. I've found a recipe for it, but it's in volume measurements. It asks for a cup of Nutella and I don't own a cup. I tried searching my regular converters, but the only ...
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Why buy a more expensive kitchen scale

It seems about time for me to give in to peer pressure and get a kitchen scale like everyone else. It seems like they would give my cooking more consistency if nothing else. I've payed attention to ...
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Can I weigh without a set of scales?

So I'm at my sister's house, and it turns out she doesn't have any scales. I need to weigh 120g of castor sugar. What can I do?