My favorite kitchen gadgets are the products that pull double duty, saving us time and effort, or in this case reducing mistakes and saving space. In one of our early #LifeHack articles we talked about the myriad of uses for plain White Vinegar from cleaning your dishwasher to descaling a kettle. Multi-use items and kitchen gadgets will be a them here, the tool we are highlighting today: Taylor Digital Scale with Measuring Cup is both measuring cup and digital scale, saving you time, space, and in some cases math.
All joking aside the real advantage though as those of us who spend a lot of time in the kitchen know, is that measuring simply by volume is not completely effective. Doing so sometimes results in rough numbers and in cases where precision is key – small errors. Those errors also ignore a big pet-peeve of mine frequently needing to do the English to Metric conversion in your head. This is a place I often go wrong, especially when I am in a hurry. Investing in a tool like the Taylor Digital Scale with Measuring Cup which is able to look at both weight & volume at the same time cuts down errors will result in better food. Another nice advantage of something like the 2-in-1 measuring cup and scale is the ability to switch between Metric, English, and Volume measurements on the fly – this again reduces mistakes and makes better food.
One other “nice to have” feature in tools like this 2-in-1 is that they reduce clutter, needs for storage space and stow away more simply than single use tools. This may seem like a small benefit if you live in a large house in Dallas but in a small apartment in Ney York City getting that space back is a nice added bonus.