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Polder 22lb. Digital Kitchen Scale with Pull-Out Display $15.99 @ costco stores or online

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Features:
Pull-out display provides better visibility when using oversized vessels
Large weighing surface & backlit digital display
Add & Weigh TARE function
Auto shut-off feature turns off digital display after 3 minutes of inactivity
Low battery indicator
Dual magnets on pull out display

Maximum Capacity: 22 lb / 10 kg and 352 fluid oz / 10-liter

The only other kitchen scale I know about with a pull-out display is by Oxo. Their 22lb capacity scale retails for $70, and their 11lb for $50

Available in-store or online (but $5.99 for shipping)

Price after $4 discount, good through 1/15/18.

https://www.costco.com/Polder-Dig...94507.html
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i actually bought this yesterday. seems like with the new year, costco is big into vitamins/health and big furniture. i think this scale is potentially a great deal--my jaw dropped when i saw it was only $15.99 at costco (and online). not many reviews online except for a handful on costco.com. if it was functional, people liked it. only tested for one day so far, but it works intuitively and the LED readout is clear and can be pulled out in case it is blocked by a big bowl. has a nice feature that shows how much of the maximum 22 lbs capacity it is measuring.

in fact, this scale seems to be very similar to Oxo one i actually bought a few days ago on bed bath and beyond. (same that the OP cited.) the oxo digital pull out scale is an america's test kitchen winner (video below). the oxo comes in various max weight capacities (11 lbs was the reviewed version), but for the comparable 22lbs oxo scale, the going price is $69.99 (20% off with bbb coupon and 5% discover deals--but quickly sold out around 1/1). when i receive the oxo from BBB, i can update the thread with a comparison if people are still posting, but so far the main differences are the oxo has a removable surface that can be cleaned. i can't seem to remove the glass surface of the polder away from the scale. otherwise the two scales seem almost identical.

i'm really hoping they're basically the same--because although i stock my kitchen full of ATK recommended items, saving $54 with a great warranty from costco would be huge.

video of america's test kitchen testing scales and oxo as the winner. the polder one sold at costco is not covered in the video review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSm1hoyjoyY
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Is there a way to buy online and pickup in store to avoid the shipping charges?
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Curious how accurate this scale is. Or how long it will last. I love the 22 pound capacity and bought it this past weekend for meal prepping. My previous OXO scale is a pull out 5? Pound capacity that I've always found lacking. The cost can't be beat
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Exactly. Without accuracy numbers, this is a risky purchase. Someone in the last kitchen scale thread explained this well.
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Exactly. Without accuracy numbers, this is a risky purchase. Someone in the last kitchen scale thread explained this well.
according to the youtube video i posted, when america's test kitchen tested all 10 digital scales, accuracy was very good on all of them. (see video 1:30 mark.) included in their testing was their "budget choice"--the ozeri scale--which i own. i switched the ozeri and the costco polder to grams and then tared them both (setting it to zero). i weighed 5 random items in the kitchen--peanut butter jars, forks, jug, water, etc--and they had identical read outs on four and within 1 gram on the fifth reading (large prego jar from costco: 2006 vs 2007 grams).

i then got an emsa perfect beaker and tried to fill it precisely to 500 ml (1 ml = 1 g). that was a bit hard to get it perfect as there is meniscus, etc. a graduated cylinder would have been easier--or professional weight. but in any case, both scales came out to 501g. and that could have easily been my error of adding a tad bit too much water.

anyway--i would say accuracy seems very good in this case.

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My previous OXO scale is a pull out 5? Pound capacity that I've always found lacking. The cost can't be beat
I know! I use my scale not just for food, but for mailing packages. So I've long needed something with more capacity than what my ozeri old scale could do.
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Exactly. Without accuracy numbers, this is a risky purchase. Someone in the last kitchen scale thread explained this well.
SUPER risky.

EEK!


In for one anyway, I live dangerously.
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I bought the previous Polder kitchen scale without the pullout from Costco 2 years ago. It was the worst scale I have ever used. Very difficult to change units. I was actually surprised that Costco would crap like that. But I guess you could always return it if you don't like it
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SUPER risky.

EEK!


In for one anyway, I live dangerously.
Yes, a funny choice of words from me but there are cases in cooking where a 1g deviation does make a difference. Will probably buy anyway$
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in fact, this scale seems to be very similar to Oxo one i actually bought a few days ago on bed bath and beyond. (same that the OP cited.) the oxo digital pull out scale is an america's test kitchen winner (video below). the oxo comes in various max weight capacities (11 lbs was the reviewed version), but for the comparable 22lbs oxo scale, the going price is $69.99 (20% off with bbb coupon and 5% discover deals--but quickly sold out around 1/1).
Thanks for pointing out the 22lb Oxo. Amazon doesn't carry it, so it didn't turn up in my initial searches
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Just got one today and the two buttons are horrible
Mostly don't work
Can work great and then 5 minutes later can't get it to work
Taking it back
Not sure if will try another or keep my 11 pound excellent OXO scale
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i actually bought this yesterday. seems like with the new year, costco is big into vitamins/health and big furniture. i think this scale is potentially a great deal--my jaw dropped when i saw it was only $15.99 at costco (and online). not many reviews online except for a handful on costco.com. if it was functional, people liked it. only tested for one day so far, but it works intuitively and the LED readout is clear and can be pulled out in case it is blocked by a big bowl. has a nice feature that shows how much of the maximum 22 lbs capacity it is measuring.

in fact, this scale seems to be very similar to Oxo one i actually bought a few days ago on bed bath and beyond. (same that the OP cited.) the oxo digital pull out scale is an america's test kitchen winner (video below). the oxo comes in various max weight capacities (11 lbs was the reviewed version), but for the comparable 22lbs oxo scale, the going price is $69.99 (20% off with bbb coupon and 5% discover deals--but quickly sold out around 1/1). when i receive the oxo from BBB, i can update the thread with a comparison if people are still posting, but so far the main differences are the oxo has a removable surface that can be cleaned. i can't seem to remove the glass surface of the polder away from the scale. otherwise the two scales seem almost identical.

i'm really hoping they're basically the same--because although i stock my kitchen full of ATK recommended items, saving $54 with a great warranty from costco would be huge.

video of america's test kitchen testing scales and oxo as the winner. the polder one sold at costco is not covered in the video review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSm1hoyjoyY
It does sound like a great deal, so I bought it. However, the on/off button is not working. What is the trick?
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It does sound like a great deal, so I bought it. However, the on/off button is not working. What is the trick?
Did you open the battery compartment and remove the plastic insulation tape?
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It does sound like a great deal, so I bought it. However, the on/off button is not working. What is the trick?
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Did you open the battery compartment and remove the plastic insulation tape?
i had the same thought. if i recall correctly, the batteries in the scale have a piece of plastic stuck in there to prevent the batteries from contacting the scale. (to keep it fresh?) so maybe check to see if that insert, or maybe try some alternate batteries if you have four fresh AAA's handy. otherwise, return, right? if you still want to get the scale deal, you could always open it at the display (or after the cash register)--and just make sure it works before taking it home.
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so i just received my oxo ($69.99) 22lbs capacity scale to compare against costco's polder ($15.99). the oxo is the america's test kitchen winner of best digital scale. for my situation, i'm keeping the oxo and returning the polder. the main reason is the oxo's interface is more reliable and intuitive.

main points:
* price: oxo is $69.99 vs 15.99 for polder. (you can save 25% off of the oxo--52.49--using BBB coupon and discover rewards).
* user interface: for me, this is the key. oxo has the superior user interface. the scale has four buttons (unit, backlit, tare/zero, and on/off) that all have a nice click. the polder has three buttons which are all solid state--part of the smooth control panel of the scale. it's not hard to get used to the touch needed to press them, but i have screwed up more than a few times already in trying to tare or switch units. and if you commonly have someone else helping out in the kitchen, the oxo requires a tad less explaining than the polder.
* accuracy--for me, these scales are all accurate within 0.2% (two tenths of one percent). all three (i tested the oxo and polder against my budget ozeri scale) were very close weighing various items. jar of preserves--all said 694 grams. large jar of prego: ozeri 2006 g, polder 2007 g, oxo 2003 g. for some, 4g out of 2000g (0.2%) may be a big deal. one weird thing about the oxo--when i weighed the heavy prego jar, it gave me slightly different readings three times (2002, 2003, and 2004 g).

medium points:
* oxo has a removable steel surface that can be cleaned in sink (polder's glass surface seems permanently affixed)
* oxo takes up space. when the counter is busy, the polder's smaller footprint is nice. however, if you have a big item to weigh, a bigger footprint might be helpful to balance a larger item on.

smaller comparison points:
* oxo does not come with 4 AAA batteries. the costco polder had their 4 AAAs included.
* when the oxo is turned on, it has a three second count down. the polder probably takes 4 seconds to be ready. my budget ozeri scale also takes 3 seconds.
* both oxo and polder have a capacity indicator to show how much of the 22lbs you are using up
* the polder looks more modern and the backlit is always on. the oxo looks more traditional and friendly.

after using both scales for a few days, we decided to keep the more expensive oxo. we see a scale as a long term purchase. and having the rock solid interface will save me minor frustrations many times throughout the years. that being said, it hurts not paying the way lower $15.99 price with the backing of costco policies. the polder is still a great deal for anyone who feels that a solid kitchen scale should not cost more than say $20.
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