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Foodie Friday-Who likes Gadgets?

ME! (waving my hand frantically)

Professional chef I am NOT but I do enjoy making yummy meals and decadent desserts for my family and friends. DESSERTS especially; I like cakes, cookies and brownies, if you read last week’s Foodie Friday post you’d know this already. Anyway, this most awesome gadget would be a lifesaver in my kitchen especially when it came to desserts. Since baking is a science, off measurements can kill a perfectly normal recipe for chocolate cupcakes (I deleted those pictures, we’ll call them cake shells). This alleviates all the guess work out of the scoop and level method for flour or packing brown sugar. I gotta get me one of these from ThinkGeek and for just $24.99 whose gonna stop me.

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If you’re a serious chef, you know that volumetric measurement is terribly imprecise. Let’s say you’re making biscuits. The recipe says 1 cup of flour, but are we talking 200 grams or 270 grams? Depending on humidity, or how much your flour was compacted when you scooped it, that could make the difference between light and flaky, and hockey pucks.
With baking, precision is absolutely vital. Measuring your wet ingredients and your dry ingredients with our new ultra-precise spoon scale. With two spoons included, you can scoop out just the right amount of sugar, or even 10-1 grams of salt! To get this level of precision, you’d normally need a separate scale, but we’ve combined two immensely useful kitchen gadgets into one, and we love dual-use devices in the kitchen!
The graduated scales on the sides of the spoon will help you measure out your volumetric measurements, or you can use the LCD display built into the handle to measure the weight. It can weigh as little as one one-tenth of a gram all the way to 300 grams. So, whether you’re trying to faithfully recreate grandma’s secret recipe for gingerbread cookies, or fine-tune your barbecue spice-rub down just right, you’ll need to have precision on your side. Grab your spoon and go! Allez cuisiner!
Combination spoon and scale
Precise from 0.1 to 300g (0.005 to 10.5oz)
Switchable between grams and ounces
Graduations on the spoon measure volume
Measures 23 x 5 x 2.5cm (9″ x 2″ x 1″) (L x W x H). Weight approx. 90g (3oz) including batteries.
Batteries included