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[*] posted on 3-6-2021 at 10:29
Ohaus vs Corning


I need to purchase a magnetic stirrer/hotplate for our science department, and wanted to get the community's opinion on Ohaus vs. Corning. The Ohaus is cheaper and has more surface area (7" x 7" vs 7" x 5"), but for some reason I have it in my head that the Corning is worth paying more for? Thanks for your input.

Here are links to the items:
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Corning (Model 6795-420D)
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[*] posted on 3-6-2021 at 11:42


I have owned Ohaus equipment for some time and have not had much of an issue at all. Just got a new Ohaus pH meter as well. I cannot speak for everything they make, but so far it has been quite good.
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biggrin.gif posted on 3-6-2021 at 12:20


If you aren't buying the cheapest Chinese lab equipment that you can find, then you aren't really experimenting. lol


I call it "Science with Chinese Characteristics".




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[*] posted on 4-6-2021 at 01:03


You may want to consider repair cost/availability/ease ?

If either is available with cheap (local) support,
that may be more important than relative specifications/recommendations.

If both are available with similar support then ...
I have nothing more to say :)




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 04:41


Sigh... I know how inflated full list price is, but I have never paid it in the modern era.

I buy 'em in like new condition for about $40 bucks each.
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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 05:28


Huh. I’d never seen an Ohaus hotplate before. I thought they only made analytical balances (their specialty). Considering Corning has been in the hotplate business a lot longer, I’d probably trust them more, though the Ohaus one is probably fine. It’s just that buying something from Ohaus that isn’t an analytical balance feels like buying something from Büchi that isn’t a rotovap. They’re known for one thing.



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[*] posted on 8-6-2021 at 10:18


Quote: Originally posted by zed  
Sigh... I know how inflated full list price is, but I have never paid it in the modern era.

I buy 'em in like new condition for about $40 bucks each.


Might we ask the source of such good deals?
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