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Escali Primo digital kitchen scale

On Monday I wrote about wanting a kitchen scale for both baking and being able to print my own postage. I was consider something slim and silver until a few people (thank you!) recommended a Escali Primo digital scale. I took a peek on Amazon and this is what I saw:

Oh baby. And it comes in orange! It’s like it was meant to be. The scale has gotten really happy reviews on Amazon and it’s got all the features I need – grams or ounces, 11 pound capacity, tare and has a small footprint. One commenter from Monday mentioned you can find the plain white one at Target.

· comments [31] · 11-15-2007 · categories:food · shopping ·

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  • 1 Deb Schiff // Nov 15, 2007 at 6:00 am

    Love your blog!

    I have one of these scales. Wish it was available in purple when I bought it (sadly, mine’s silver). It works very well and is easy to clean and store. I highly recommend it for folks who bake and/or are watching calories.

  • 2 Sarah // Nov 15, 2007 at 6:28 am

    Ahh Tangerine Orange! Might need to look into this more closely. Alton Brown always says you need a sale in the kitchen.

  • 3 colleeeen // Nov 15, 2007 at 6:29 am

    ahhh, much more stylish than my little black MyWeigh 3001P workhorse. i would be paralyzed by the color options, although if they had one in fuchsia the choice would be clear.

  • 4 Rosangela Canino-Koning // Nov 15, 2007 at 6:33 am

    I also have one of these scales and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. One of those few purchases that you are happy you made every single time you use it.

    Also, Cheap.

  • 5 Jane // Nov 15, 2007 at 6:36 am

    After seeing this on your site the other day, I put it on my Christmas list… I love the terragon green! But in 15 years, my daughter will think it’s as outdated as the avocado green stuff I inherited when I went to college!

  • 6 LisaLou // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:10 am

    We have the green one. And it’s wonderful. I’ve used it to weight all sorts of things much to my husband’s amusement. I’m not sure how we ever lived without a scale.

  • 7 Lori // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:25 am

    FYI, Ikea has two options for kitchen scales. At a mere 5.99, the “Info” scale does the trick and even comes with an option bowl that fits on top. The other one is called “Ordning” is digital and comes in silver. It looks very similar to the Escali scale. The digital display on this one even slides in so you get a nice compact circle for the counter or storage.

  • 8 Cedar // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:46 am

    Oooh! How lovely! I wish I had one, either of the green ones are my particular favorites.

  • 9 Thien // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:52 am

    I was given one of these as an engagement gift and have used it many times. It’s great because you can use any bowl or dish that you have and just subtract the weight of it with one touch of a button. Highly recommended!

  • 10 Dan Grzeca // Nov 15, 2007 at 8:19 am

    I love this scale. I’ve used mine to mail over 1000 prints and poster tubes. Totally rules. Nice and small and accurate.

  • 11 Elizabeth // Nov 15, 2007 at 8:32 am

    I’m glad everyone else is happy with their scales, but my lime green version stopped working after about 6 months. No amount of battery replacing, cursing, or throwing it at the cat could make it come back to life. I was also surprised at the lightweight plastic it’s made out of – chintzier than the amazon picture led me to believe. I wish you better luck with yours!

  • 12 heidi // Nov 15, 2007 at 8:40 am

    but how do you get all of those fancy colors? i can only find a few on amazon.

  • 13 Erica // Nov 15, 2007 at 8:50 am

    Ooooh rats! My mom just bought me a scale from Bed Bath and Beyond…I wish I would have seen these first. Damn!

  • 14 megan // Nov 15, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Heidi – Each of the ones pictured above is linked to a product page offering that colors. Otherwise, I searched for “Escali Primo” and got about seven pages of results and found all the colors eventually.

  • 15 jessica // Nov 15, 2007 at 10:19 am

    I also have one – in orange (it’s a very bright ‘safety’ orange color!) I like it. I also use it in the kitchen and to figure postage for my Etsy shop. Get one, you won’t be sorry!

  • 16 nazilam // Nov 15, 2007 at 10:20 am

    TH loves orange, but sees no need for a scale. I love it too. I may have to buy one anyways.

  • 17 Rachel // Nov 15, 2007 at 10:23 am

    kitchen tip for my scale. I slip it in a gal size bag before measuring ingredients. As long as it is centered in the bag it won’t change the weights and then if flour or liquid is spilled it doesn’t get in the little spaces.

  • 18 leandra // Nov 15, 2007 at 10:40 am

    I also have the bright orange one (my favorite color). I’ve had it about 2.5 years and it works great, the easy tare option is very useful. Highly recommended!

  • 19 mjoe // Nov 15, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Lori, are you in Seattle? I haven’t seen that scale at IKEA Seattle, but maybe I just didn’t notice.

  • 20 Anna // Nov 15, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Ah, yes! Have one (red for me) and love it! It’s such a little champ!

  • 21 kendra // Nov 15, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Pssssst… has all the colors too.

  • 22 melley // Nov 15, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    I have a lime green one I bought to weigh my guinea pigs (my roommate has appropriated it for his current selling-DVDs-through-Amazon project) and it has been awesome. Cheap plastic, but it works.

  • 23 Lilly // Nov 16, 2007 at 2:46 am

    OMG PINK!!!!! :-)

  • 24 monyca // Nov 16, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Also useful for weighing yarn. You can use a scale to weigh your remaining skein (or your project-in-progress) and have a good idea of whether you’ll have enough yarn, etc. Know what I mean?

  • 25 samin // Nov 16, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    i must admit these are very cute….

  • 26 Maddy // Nov 17, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Interesting. Since technically I am allergic to shopping, if you can buy it at Target [or Amazon] it would certainly get my vote.

  • 27 Francie // Nov 17, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    We have the bright orange one!!!! Lovvvvvvvvvvves it!!! I like that it does both grams and oz’s :)

  • 28 Kristen // Nov 17, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    I have it in red. It was a gift from my mom, and one of those things that I didn’t realize I needed until I now that I actually have it.

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  • 30 Kitchen Scale // Mar 5, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I didn’t think I needed one either till I got one. It is amazing how useful it can really be to weigh out the ingredients instead of just measuring them (especially with brown sugar, etc). I got one and now I absolutely love it.

  • 31 Uyek // Aug 27, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I admit I really wanted a slick salter scale but commonsense prevailed and I bought one of these at the independtly run discount kitchen store.
    It was fine and worked very well both for cooking/baking and postage. Then I melted it by leaving it on top of the toaster oven.
    But the proof of it’s worth is that I immediately replaced it with a second Escali!

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