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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Fourth Day of Gadgets — A Perfect Beaker

Perfect BeakerAll of my other measuring cups have gone on hiatus since I got my Perfect Beaker. It's a versatile measuring device that would look as at home in a laboratory as it does in a kitchen, and it's a great help when making edible experiments.

The Perfect Beaker's graduated shape makes it easy to precisely mete out small quantities, and its six different scales — cups, fluid ounces, pints, tsps., Tbs. and ml/ccm — simplify adding together different measurements (half a cup plus two tablespoons, for example). Snap on its lid and you can shake it to mix ingredients or just store them for later use.

Made of sturdy polycarbonate, it's light and easy to handle, won't break if it's dropped, and is dishwasher-safe on the top rack. They're easy to find (Sur La Table, the Accent Shop, Amazon etc.) and less than ten bucks — get a couple!
J. Silverheels Gray, 7:13 AM