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Digital Scales - Jim Pellegrini's Review
Posted: February 23, 2002, 9:30pm
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Jerry Kalpin 10.00
Marshall Schmidt 10.00
James Bacci 9.66
Katherine Gingliss 9.44
Bryan Wray 9.25

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: Escali 63D
Manufacturer: Varies Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $29.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Pro Roaster Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Ohaus Navigator
Bottom Line: Great scale, great value, highly recommended product for general household use in addition to coffee weighing.
Positive Product Points

This scale has features I would expect to cost twice as much, including 1 gram resolution.
Versatile scale for many kitchen and household uses, not just coffee.
The readout can display in a wide variety of units.

Negative Product Points

It has a small display, especially the indicator which tells you what units you're working in.
The power button very sensitive making the unit difficult to turn on sometimes.
Short timer on powersave feature.

Detailed Commentary

If you're searching for a good, inexpensive kitchen scale, put the escali 63D on your list.  It does everything you could expect and then some, in a package that is very affordable.  And it's cool looking, to boot.

Positive features are numerous.  Most important for coffee roasting and espresso brewing is the unit's very fine resolution - it weighs to one gram.  The unit has a very compact form factor, and a neat modern design that I love but may not please evryone (especially the color - any one you want as long as it's blue).  The readout can be toggled between grams, ounces, kg AND grams, pounds AND ounces.  It has a 6 lb / 13 kg capacity, which should be enough for the vast majority of kitchen and shipping tasks.  The scale runs on one 9V battery which I installed two months ago and have not yet replaced.  Of course the scale tares to zero, and it has a nifty feature that will hold a measurement until you release it - useful when weighing object which obscure the display, like large boxes.

Considering what you need and expect in a scale for this application, there really are very few negatives.  Some people may wish it had AC power instead of or in addition to battery.  The display could stand to be a little larger (though there's really no room to make it larger in the current form factor).  And I would have liked to had another color option.  But none of these negatives are a serious deterent.

I use this scale almost daily and would miss it (and would replace it) of it were to die.

Buying Experience

I bought from an eBay dutch auction.  The escali website (http://www.escali.com) does not offer opportunity to purchase directly from them, but they would probably recommend retailers.

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