Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Kitchen Appliance I Didn't Know I Needed
Suppose you want a bowl of potato chips, but you're being watchful about serving sizes. The bag says one serving is a one ounce portion. What do you do? Weigh the chips on your kitchen scale!
Suppose you are bagging up your 30 lbs. of Zaycon Foods boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and you want some idea of how much 6 chicken breasts weigh. Weigh the bags on your kitchen scale!
Suppose you are helping a Cub scout with his car for Pinewood Derby and you want to make sure that the car weighs as close to the legal limit as possible. Weigh the car on your kitchen scale.
Suppose you bought the 4.5 lb. box of raisins from Costco, thinking that you were going to make a heckuva lot of Irish soda bread, but when it came down to it, you only had time to make one batch. On St. Joseph's Day, no less. The recipe calls for one 15 oz. box of raisins. You know what to do. Weigh them on your kitchen scale.
I just got a kitchen scale last month, and I don't know how I got along without one. Well, I do know that Edmund's car from last year's Pinewood Derby had a weight pried off the back end on race day.
Suppose you are down to your last banana. Everyone knows you can't hang a single banana from a hook. You could eat it now, or you could rest it on its own countertop pedestal, your kitchen scale.