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What is the best digital scale that dependably measures items to 0.01 gram precision? I'm l looking for something food-safe, to be used in the kitchen. It doesn't have to be waterproof as such, but should be easy to clean with a towel.


P.S. Most kitchen digital scales only measure to 1 gram resolution. I need higher granularity for measuring out small amounts of spices and cultures.

asked Jan 14 '12 at 13:31

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edited Jan 14 '12 at 13:34

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Have you considered a ammo reloading scale? http://www.cabelas.com/tumblers-scales.shtml

They typically measure down to .01g and are fairly inexpensive.


answered Jan 18 '12 at 12:59

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Your best bet is to find a used laboratory scale (ie. Metler) on the Internet for sale. Provided the scale is functional, it should be accurate for your purposes. Moving air can apply an amazing amount of pressure. If the scale does not come with a air hood, you will need to construct one if you want to have any success weighing to ±0.01 g. NOTE: These scales sell for a premium because drug dealers want them.


answered Jan 15 '12 at 13:33

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