Measuring cup adds a spoon and a scale

The Starfrit Digital Measuring Spoon Scale with Interchangeable Cups can measure volume or weight. Two separate attachments handle wet or dry ingredients.

This one kitchen gadget combines the duties of several others.
This one kitchen gadget combines the duties of several others. The Sharper Image

Combining one thing with another is a time-honored kitchen tradition. In fact, it's hard to imagine how any cooking would get done without such an activity. But beyond the food, there lies another realm of alchemy and it can be found on the shelf or in the drawer where all the kitchen gadgets lay in waiting.

Haunting any kitchen worth its salt will be a set of measuring spoons as well as a measuring cup. They may reside in different areas, but that doesn't mean that the utensil drawer and kitchen cupboard haven't been mixing it up. Enter the Starfrit Digital Measuring Spoon Scale with Interchangeable Cups ($39.99).

The gadget combines a scale with a measuring cup and a set of measuring spoons, and is capable of handling both wet and dry ingredients. In addition to often-used tasks like measuring in teaspoons and tablespoons, commonly used ingredients such as water, milk, and oil can be displayed volumetrically.

Operation is simple as the two attachments swap in and out. In use, the contraption has a tare function so ingredients can be tracked cumulatively. Units convert at a touch of a button, so whether the measurement needed is ounces, grams, cups, or milliliters, this little gadget knows the score.

About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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