Favorite Things – Day 4

17
Dec
2009

Since I’ve started baking professionally (I use that term loosely), I find myself preferring to know the weight of the ingredients in the recipe vs using measuring cups.

A couple years or so ago, I saw ATK (America’s Test Kitchen) do a test on kitchen scales and when I saw this one, I immediately wrote it down on a notepad in my purse. I found it but the price was a little out of my range at the time. And I wasn’t even sure if I was really going to use it enough to warrant the price. So time went by and I was checking out some after Christmas sales and bought a cheap plastic old school scale for like $5. And I thought to myself, self, if you use this scale a lot that will justify you getting the super cool scale you saw on ATK. Well you know what??? I used the HECK out of it! Weighing ingredients is so much easier to do! And it’s a lot more precise. And you don’t have to dip and sweep your flour. NICE! So about 6 months ago I splurged and bought myself my #4 favorite thing:

Oxo Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

Isn’t it a beaut! PULL OUT DISPLAY PEOPLE! (this is where my geeky side kicks in.) The screen lights up too and you can select to measure by kg if you are so inclined.

TIP: I keep my scale inside a gallon zip lock bag so it stays clean from drips and spills. Then I just wipe down the bag. If you need to use the pull out display, just make sure the opening of the bag is towards that end. I just unzip it, pull out the display and that’s that!

But even if you don’t use the tip, it is so easy to clean off cause everything is smooth even the buttons. I heart you scale….

So tomorrow is my last favorite thing and my giveaway announcement. Awwww. Are you sad? Well if you want to check out other things I love, I made some neato image thingy on Amazon and it’s located over there —> Check it ouuuut.

3 Comments
  1. I love this scale! I got one as soon as I went into Culinary School and its been my best friend since. I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond as well.

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  2. It's a great scale! I bought mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond and used a 20% coupon.

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  3. Hmm, I see that in my future, it does look very useful. I'm still using my husbands one from the uk!

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