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Which measuring scale should I buy?

Get a flat one. You can put a bowl on the flat one & use tare weights*, or even negative weights (put a full pack of something on it then spoon out -150g etc. The one that's got a built-in bowl ...
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

It's possible to get specialized equipment for this: a plunger measuring cup. The base is adjusted to the level you need to measure, the sticky honey or syrup is poured in, and then the cup is upended ...
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

As, since this answer other suggestions have abounded, let me clarify. These methods assume you want no wastage & also no cross-contamination of your source jar of the sticky component. They also ...
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

Your concern is NOT getting the measuring item clean. Your concern is ensuring the right amount of ingredient goes where it is desired. If you have decent accuracy digital kitchen scales (relatively ...
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

What I do, if the recipe calls for any sort of oil, measure that first, then the honey slides out pretty well.
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What are "B/E-inch slices"?

It seems that B/E is a corruption of ¼ (as MaxW has suggested in a comment). A Google search for "B/E- inch slices" finds https://www.drperlmutter.com/recipe/zucchini-yogurt-gazpacho-saffron-...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

Get a precision scale. Not the one you posted; it’s way too expensive, since it needs to be both high-capacity and high-precision. Here’s the one I use, and it’s fifteen bucks, and ten times as ...
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Recipe calls for a heaping teaspoon of a liquid ingredient

Obviously you can't "heap" a liquid. What helps is if you remember that in cooking measurements are not set in stone. The amount given in a recipe can basically always be tweaked to your liking - a ...
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Knowing temperature in oven with no preheat indicator

You don't mention if it is an gas or an electric oven, but if it is the latter, there is generally an easy way to tell if the oven is up to temperature without a thermometer. Give the oven about 10-15 ...
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What to look for in a kitchen scale

America's Test Kitchen did a segment on digital kitchen scales. Their judging criteria were: Accuracy: Does the scale display the correct weight? Button usability: Are the buttons in an accessible ...
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What does '1 unit of lemon juice' mean in a grandma's drink recipe?

It is to show you the ratio of juice to water, but leave the quantity up to you. This way you can make different amounts: for example 1 unit lemon juice to 3 units water. You could sub in pints or ...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

There is a misconception in your question. You say: I do not really care about knowing the actual weight and I do care that today's measure is the same as tomorrow's measure In fact, the "...
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How can I measure / weigh really small quantities?

Simplest solution: Buy a more sensitive scale. There's plenty around that can measure grams. If that's not an option, you can sort of just about get it quite, but not completely wrong by using ...
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What do the numbers mean on a pack of ciabatta buns?

It’s a large pack of Italian-style ciabatta buns with 36 buns in a pack: the French text clarifies “unités”, which is units in English. and a total weight of 1.4 kg, so that each bun weighs a little ...
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How many tablespoons of butter are in a tablespoon of butter?

16 fluid ounces of water do not weigh one pound, they weigh a little more (about 1.05lbs), because the US fluid ounce is not based on water, unlike the liter. You are correct that 16 weight ounces of ...
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

It's not a perfect solution, but using two spoons and scraping one with the other you can get the majority of the syrup off the spoons relatively quickly.
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

Silicone spatulas are quite good at cleaning hard vessels well. Combine that with a small enough measurement - so don't measure 50 ml of honey in a 1000 ml cup, use as close to 50 ml as this gives you ...
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How do I efficiently measure viscous ingredients?

A scale is the better (best) tool for the job. That way, you just need to place the bowl, pot, or pan directly on the sale. Zero it, and add your viscous ingredient. It is fairly easy to find gram ...
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How much brown sugar do I add to one third a cup to make half a cup of brown sugar

The math answer: 1/2 = 3/6 1/3 = 2/6 So (3/6) - (2/6) = 1/6 cups As 1 cup is 237 ml, 1/6 is about 40 ml. 40 ml is two tablespoons (15ml each) plus 2 teaspoons (5 ml each). To fill 1/3 to make ...
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What to look for in a kitchen scale

Generally, I'd suggest trying to make sure the display and buttons are easily accessible, even if you've got something big on it. That often means something that looks more like the one on the left ...
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What to look for in a kitchen scale

One thing that hasn't been mentioned so far but is listed as "feature" of the first scale you linked is auto-off. I expect that a manufacturer like Soehnle is able to implement this in a useful way, ...
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Which measuring scale should I buy?

Get a flat one. But watch out where the sensor is placed. I agree with the answers recommending the flat version, I just want to point out a detail that is easily overlooked, but might make quite a ...
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What is the American measurement equivalent of 3см.л in Russian

I think this is a typo. The original is probably 3 ст. л, which means 3 tablespoons (an abbreviation for столовые ложки). Note that, in Russian cursive handwriting, a т looks like a Latin small m, ...
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what is a 10 cent package of instant potatoes and biscuit mix

The R.T. French Co. (French's) introduced instant potatoes in America in the early 1950's. From early ads, the boxes in the 50's & 60's contained either 8 or 10 servings. A serving is probably the ...
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Which measuring scale should I buy?

I guess I'm going to have to be the person to argue against the flat scale -- I really don't like ones like in the picture with a display that's intended to be read from above. The problem is that if ...
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What is 1 scallion?

B is 1 scallion. A is a bunch. C is just the green part which I usually dispose in favor of the white part you seem to throw out...
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What does stp yeast stand for in an old recipe?

Could it simply be a typo? -> tsp for teaspoon? Check if the overall proportions make sense with this, then that's probably what it was ;)
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Recipe calls for a heaping teaspoon of a liquid ingredient

The recipe looks like it was written by someone who doesn't speak English as their first language. A heaping spoon of a liquid is nonsensical. My best guess is to use about half-again the spoon ...
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Measuring powder vs non powdered (e.g. sugar) with measure spoon and precision scale

I think you are mixing up volume and weight. Your spoon is measuring a volume, giving you ml of the substance that you scooped. To convert this volume into a mass, you need to multiply it by the ...
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How can I measure / weigh really small quantities?

Convert it to volume. You can easily google the density of yeast or olive oil. When I did it for yeast I found that there's about 2.8g per tsp. So, a heaping 1/4 tsp is about 1g. I also found that 5g ...
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