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Oxo Digital scale vs My Weigh KD7000

eatrustic | Feb 10, 201101:03 AM

I recently bought an Oxo scale to back up my workhorse MyWeigh KD 7000 scale and thought it would be helpful to compare them.

I use my digital scales every day both at home and at work over extended periods of time. Despite this I use the battery mode as I'm not close to a plug in.

The MyWeigh is considered to be one of the best bang for the buck scales for home (or professional use). All the money goes into the quality of the weighing mechanism vs a heavy duty metal housing. The feel is fairly cheap and slightly bulky but for the price you get super accurate and responsive weighing (1 gram - 7 kilos/15lbs) using AA batteries. Battery life is phenomenal as I get months of constant use on a set of AA's.

The Oxo scale is about the same price, comes in a much sleeker and lower profile and has a pull-out screen pad. Overall an appealing package.
The Oxo weighs in increments from 1 gram to 5K/11 lbs and uses AAA batteries.
Although I haven't used the Oxo for more than a couple of weeks I'm impressed for the most part. Weighing is pretty fast and accurate and both units have similar features such as gram/ounce, tare, back-light, etc.

The area I would criticize with the Oxo is the screen pad. Whether attached to the scale (or pulled out when using a large bowl) it lies almost flat and has a very reflective surface which bounces back any overhead light effectively blocking your view.
The flat surface also catches particles like flour dust which obscures your view. Another minor but annoying thing is that the tare button has a slight lag when zeroing. It's just enough to throw you off when trying to work quickly.

Still, these are criticisms from a heavy user and as with most things you get used to them. The very compact and solid package combined with the pull-out feature definitely makes this a good option for home use as long as you don't weigh more than 11 lbs at a time. It's also more widely available than the MyWeighs.
The big thing to be determined is battery life.

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