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Weights for balance scales

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by RW369, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. I have a set of the old fashioned balance scales, my mum got jealous and has now bought a set for herself. The problem is the scales only come with imperial weights and my Mum would like some metric weights too.
    I have both, the imperial came with the scales and I picked up the metric at an iron mongers in York. Unfortunately we don't have any iron mongers near us and a trip to York isn't really practical (I was on holiday when I got mine). Does anyone know of any national chains that sell sets of metric weights of anywhere else that I might be able to find some.
    In the meantime she is using metric products to give the balance, mainly chocolate because it comes in a range of weights and is easy to stack - I think this is just an excuse to buy lots of chocolate though.
     
  2. I have a set of the old fashioned balance scales, my mum got jealous and has now bought a set for herself. The problem is the scales only come with imperial weights and my Mum would like some metric weights too.
    I have both, the imperial came with the scales and I picked up the metric at an iron mongers in York. Unfortunately we don't have any iron mongers near us and a trip to York isn't really practical (I was on holiday when I got mine). Does anyone know of any national chains that sell sets of metric weights of anywhere else that I might be able to find some.
    In the meantime she is using metric products to give the balance, mainly chocolate because it comes in a range of weights and is easy to stack - I think this is just an excuse to buy lots of chocolate though.
     
  3. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

  4. I think I got mine from Boots.

    Tesco also do them
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-6362.aspx
     
  5. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

  6. marshypops

    marshypops New commenter

  7. Thanks everyone. My Mum doesn't have the internet which is why I was looking for real shops, normally I would look online for something out of the ordinary like this and for some strange reason completely forgot that I could just order some for her. I've now ordered a set and will take them over to her once they arrive - maybe she can then share the chocolate stack [​IMG]
     

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