Still working on the title. I realized that last week was supposed to be my post week. Oops. Apparently I’ve switched my Thursdays. At this time of year, I see lots and lots of lists of things that people think you should have in your kitchen. Mostly I just drool and have envy over many of the items. And some I already own. This week I’m going to show you one of the things I see on almost all the lists, and one that I happen to use all the time.
My electronic kitchen scale is a wonder. I find myself pulling out of the cabinet on an almost daily basis. It has changed the way I bake. I’m a lousy scooper when it comes to flour. I’m lazy. Now I can weigh it and have a consistent measurement.* It’s also great for portioning out dough or batter. I’ll admit to being a tad crazy when it comes to evenness. Now I have mechanical help. I’ve even taught my kids to use it so that they can see that a serving size of cashews is about 10-12 nuts and not the enormous handful that they usually grab.
This is the lovely, clean, newer version of what I have. I like it because it’s easy to read, it has a big platform that can hold plenty, and it stores well because it’s thin. (This one is $50 at Sur La Table)
*As a general rule:
How often do you use your scale? Any uses that I missed?