Kitchen scale makes for good reading

The Terraillon Book-Shaped Scale makes it easy to store at least one kitchen gadget.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. 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.
Brian Krepshaw

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Kitchen clutter is the enemy. But as far as enemies go, jam-packed kitchen countertops are a pretty OK one to have. If you're always in a fight to free up your kitchen counters, it (usually) means you have a nice assortment of gadgets; if you're reading this blog, you probably even like kitchen gadgets and appliances. However, it's still nice to have a clean kitchen where everything has its place. Sometimes you just have to look in the right place to find a way to store everything.

The Terraillon Book-Shaped Digital Kitchen Scale doesn't just blend in with your kitchen decor, but it also blends in on the shelf. Measuring 10 inches long by 7.5 inches long by 1.8 inches tall, the thin kitchen scale easily slides in among cookbooks. The aluminum scale can weigh items up to 11 pounds and has an easy-to-read LCD screen. It shows measurements in pounds or ounces. When finished using it, its smooth finish makes it easy to wipe clean.

The best storage solutions for kitchen gear are the ones that are elegant and simple. Granted, not all appliances are so easy to find a home for in your kitchen as one that blends in on the bookshelf. But with at least one having a perfect spot, perhaps you will feel just a little bit better next time you have to lug out the food processor or stand mixer.