Stainless steel just belongs in the kitchen. It resonates in a certain way beyond its mere culinary capabilities. Bang it around enough and you can almost hear echoes of meals past. Or when in use, meals to be. It's tough, durable, and reliable, but most importantly it tells a story. Best of all however, is when you get to be part of the story.
Once upon a time, all scales had flat weighing platforms. Then, nothing happened for a very long time. Eventually the measuring-cup scale found its way into existence. These have been around for a few years now. Place ingredients in the bowl, and the scale will report back weight as well as volume for several different well-known ingredients. It's a handy contrivance that combines convenience with versatility. And an entirely plastic construction until now.
Folding back a new chapter in the story is the Kalorik EKS 39724 Measuring Cup Scale ($49.95). Featuring a stainless steel work bowl, the multitasking device classes up the place a bit without being obtrusive. The battery-operated kitchen scale can measure up to 11 pounds and has a 1.5-quart capacity. Pour in milk, water, oil, or flour and the gadget will tell you the weight or volume of the ingredient. Where the tale goes from here is another story, found in a different type of book: a recipe book.