Measuring-cup scale tells a different story with stainless steel

The Kalorik EKS 39724 Measuring Cup opens up a new chapter for a common kitchen gadget. The device measures weight and volume for several common ingredients.

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
The Kalorik EKS 39724 Measuring Cup Scale features a stainless steel work bowl as a weighing platform.
The Kalorik EKS 39724 Measuring Cup Scale features a stainless steel work bowl as a weighing platform. Chef's Catalog

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.