If you think that I've been blogging heavily on Porsche Design-inspired kitchen gadgets lately, then you'd be right. I can't get enough of the cool designs and brushed aluminum look of their line of housewares. But I've saved the best for last in the trifecta of Porsche Design kitchen gadgets with this wall-mounted kitchen scale.
One device that always ends up on the bottom of the pile is my kitchen scale. I don't use it often, but I do use it when I'm using one of those old-school Italian cookbooks that lists ingredients by weight instead of by "cup" or "1/8 package" increments. I also use it for measuring the weight of fruit when I'm baking, weighing single portion sizes, and so on. These tasks are important, but digging around in the cabinet for the scale when I have to use it is a pain.
Apparently, I have some sort of telepathic link to the people who came up with an idea for the wall-mounted kitchen scale by Porsche Design. Forget the fact that one of the top designers in the automotive industry designed it: the scale has design choices that make a lot of practical sense, too. It mounts on the wall and holds up to 2kg of weight (or more if you choose to use the 'tare' function). It also has an integrated clock and timer, so you can ditch the countertop egg timer. And if you're not impressed by the functionality alone, keep in mind that it's pretty, and according to the Web site, "a small work of art for your kitchen."
Now all I have to do is cross my fingers and hope that it's eventually made available in the U.S.