4 Kitchen Items That Will Get You Ready For Holiday Cooking
With the weather finally getting colder here in SoCal, here are some of my favorite appliances to help out with fall food.
October 15, 2013 - 2:00 pm
To many cooking it is all about instinct and feel; a pinch of this, a dash of that and a few other things thrown into the mix. This is why many chefs hate making dessert – it’s a whole other animal; and while scooping and leveling ingredients may suffice, exact measurements can be what makes the difference between a deliciously dense brownie and a dry and crumbly one.
The Escali Primo digital scale has been with me for years. Requiring only 2 AA batteries, it measures in ounces and pounds but can be switched over to grams and kilos with the touch of a button. Another helpful feature is its ‘zero’ function, that allows you to cancel out the last thing you weighed and add more ingredients, making it a great time saver. Oh yes, this is also great for portion control, if you’re anything like me and never hit the gym.
Pros: It has a lifetime warranty and comes in twelve different colors to match your decor.
Cons: This is a small scale, so don’t expect to be able to weigh the meat that you got from the butcher to make sure you didn’t get duped.